I was looking for a good recipe for buttercream icing on the internet a couple years ago and found this one. It’s not overly sweet and it’s a big hit. My mom likes to take this icing and dip vanilla wafers in it : D
- 1/2 cup white vegetable shortening
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tbs. 1% or 2% milk
- Cream butter, add shortening and vanilla, cream together till smooth. Beat in sugar, one cup at a time – 4 cups is what the recipe calls for, but I, personally, think 4 cups is a bit much, so I gather 4 cups (one pound) in the beginning, but I add to taste and thickness – Remember, though, that you will be adding 2 Tbs milk so it’ll cut down on the thickness of your icing. After the sugar is well blended witht the other ingredients, add your two Tbs milk and blend together. Store in fridge after use.