Homemade Basic White Frosting

This basic white frosting is super fast and easy to make. It uses just a few simple ingredients, comes together quickly and is incredibly versatile.

Basic White Frosting

Basic White Frosting

Course Dessert
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 150 kcal


  • cups powdered (confectioners) sugar
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or ½ tsp vanilla and ½ tsp of any other extract such as orange or peppermint)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, if needed
  • food coloring, if desired


  • Place sugar, butter and extract in the bowl of a stand mixer.  
  • Use the whisk attachment and blend on medium speed until well incorporated and fluffy.  
  • Add milk, a few drops at a time, and food coloring (if desired) to achieve the color and consistency desired.
  • Makes about 1¼ cups of frosting
  • Hack: Tightly cover leftover frosting and store at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Keyword cake, cookies, decorating, dessert, frosting, homemade frosting

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Suggestion:  Use this frosting to decorate some homemade rolled chocolate cookies!



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