Creamy CARNATION® Frosting

Creamy CARNATION® Frosting
Makes:
24
servings (2 tablespoons each)
Prep Time:
10
minutes
Total Time:
10
minutes
based on 36 reviews
6

Dietary Considerations:

Low FatLow SodiumVegetarian
Creamy CARNATION® Frosting is a truly easy, creamy and delicious frosting for your cakes and cupcakes!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 5 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

BEAT butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add evaporated milk and vanilla extract; mix until smooth. Makes 3 cups.


Reviews:

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Easy and Versatile

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Staci Christmas from AVON PARK, FL

This frosting recipe is quick and simple. I tried it also with lemon and almond extract. Delicious!!

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    It's pretty good!

    MICHELLE CRAMER from Ponca City, OK

    Me and my husband loved it, but my kids didn't really like it.

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    Yummy & easy

    Barbara Embry from CARTHAGE, MO

    When I made this frosting, I was amazed at how easy it was. The CARNATION EVAPORATED milk made it much creamier and tastier than using my normal 2% milk. Take coloring very well.

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    Family Favorite Recipe For Generations

    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    My grandmother and mother always made this frosting, as I have. Now I've passed the recipe on to my kids and grandkids. I usually use just one box of sugar, which is 4 cups, and a little less butter and milk. On a humid day, it takes about 1/4 cup, and on a dry day, a bit more. I've also made a mini-batch, to frost graham crackers for an impromptu after-school treat. Make a chocolate version, by stirring baking cocoa into the sugar before adding to milk and butter.

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    creamy carnation frosting

    Angelica Baca from MENIFEE, CA

    absolutly delicious finger licking my kids loved it very simple to make

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    Awesome Frosting

    Jennifer Sager from MC EWEN, TN

    I have used this recipe many times on cakes for my children. Everyone has always said that it taste really good. You can also mix in food coloring and use a cake decorating kit and make just about any design with this frosting. It is a very versatile. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

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    Perfect

    MICHELLE SERENA from BRAIDWOOD, IL

    THis is so much better that store bought and does not take much time to make. Perfect topping to a delicious ending

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    Carnation Icing

    Jessica Doman from KINGWOOD, WV

    This is so easy and delicious, best home made icing I've ever had!!!

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    Verrry Creamy!!

    DENISE BOURGEOIS from Cheticamp, NS

    I made this frosting to put on an Easter bunny cake. It tasted great but it was too creamy and didn't hold very well on the cake. Next time I make it I'll either add a little more icing sugar or let it set for a little while before applying it to the cake as it seemed to be firmer after having put the leftovers in the fridge for a while. My niece, for whom I had made the cake, thought it was delicious!!

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    Creamy Carnation Frosting

    Priscilla-Jane Raykoske from WALLINGFORD, VT

    This is a very simple and delicious frosting to make. It came together in just minutes. I'd make this recipe anytime I needed frosting quickly!

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    WOW Creqamy Carnation Frosting

    Carol Chaltron from MADISON HEIGHTS, MI

    Well this will put a wow factor on any cake-cupcake. It made to much for one batch of cupcakes. So dadgum it I have to do it again. Thank you

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    Creamy Carnation Frosting

    CAROL CRAWFORD from IOLA, KS

    This is so easy and great on cupcakes and cakes. Can't get any easier for children to frost cupcakes.

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    very very gooood

    Karol Hensen from LOCKPORT, NY

    I must admit that I am not a frequent user of evaporated milk but this recipe just sounded different, I tried it and I have changed my mind, it is gooood. I bought 4 cans, thanks for all your great recipes. Karol

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    creaming carnation frosting

    Phyllis Carr from MATTAPAN, MA

    I loved this recipe. Iam hooked and I passed it on to my neighbor. Iam always keeping carnation milk on my grocery.

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    Try it!

    PATRICIA CERVANTES from LINDSAY, CA

    I was making a cake and didn't have frosting so I imedieatly searched for an easy and tasting frosting online this one seemed simple but it tasted even better! I will definatly use it again!

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    Yummy

    Jen Coleman from HUTTO, TX

    I made this icing for Valentine's Day with my four-year old daughter. We added red food coloring to make it pinkish, but it was delicious. We had to make more because we ate so much of it before frosting the cupcakes.

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    Very quick and easy

    Celeste Adkins from ANIAK, AK

    I have used Carnation Evaporated Milk for years to make all my homemade frostings! It turns out nice and creamy every time and without any fuss. I recommend it to all my friends and family to use...the only type of milk I will ever use in my frostings.

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    EVER GOOD

    mj hogan from BISCOE, NC

    I MADE THIS FOR A BROWN SUGAR POUND CAKE. BOTH MY KIDS AND I HAD A FIGHT OVER THE LEFT OVER ICING. IT IS SO GOOD. IT IS SO EASY TO MAKE.

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    yum

    Martha Kordowski from OCEANSIDE, CA

    i thought it was very good. i used it before and im going to use it for my fiance and i's v-day cupcakes

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    yum

    Martha Kordowski from OCEANSIDE, CA

    i thought it was very good. i used it before and im going to use it for my fiance and i's v-day cupcakes

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    Yummy frosting

    Darlene Skerbetz from BENTLEYVILLE, PA

    I made this today for cupcakes half choclate and half vanilla. It is SO easy and basic! I ran out of vanilla with the cake so I used almond extract in its palce and it is so good! And again so easy why wouldn't you make this to put on any cake.

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    Creamy CARNATION Frosting

    Carole Finney from HARRISVILLE, OH

    I made cupcakes and used this recipe, I used the icing on the cupcakes and everyone said that it was the best icing that they had ever tasted.

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    Very Hummy

    Linda Wilkes from ALTOONA, PA

    This frosting is very versatile. It can be flavored and tinted to whatever flavor or color you want. My youngest daughter has divided it and made a variety of colors then mixed them as she frosted cakes,cupcakes,and cookies.

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    WE LOVED IT!

    Mary Bassaro from SHADYSIDE, OH

    My friend made this icing and put it on an oatmeal cake for a funeral dinner. It was so delicious!

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    Creamy CARNATION Frosting

    evelyn day from BONITA SPRINGS, FL

    I found it easy to make in a very short time. It was easy to spread and tasted very good. My grandchildren fought over who would lick the bowl and spoon. The cupcakes went in no time at all.

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    lizann

    ELIZABETH FAHNESTOCK from MILO, MO

    I was really surprized at how easy and flavorful this little recipe was. you gotta try it. it tastes between vanilla, and butterscotch.

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    Creamy CARNATION Frosting

    Bonnie Jones from ANDALUSIA, IL

    I used this on my sugar cookies. My family really loved it. Thank you for another great recipe!

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    So Easy

    Penny Pavlicka from

    Quick easy and good!

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    Easy and Versatile

    Staci Christmas from AVON PARK, FL

    This frosting recipe is quick and simple. I tried it also with lemon and almond extract. Delicious!!

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    Easily done

    ricky watkins from PETERSBURG, VA

    This is a very easy and fool proff recipe and can be made with items found in your pantry.

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    creamy carnation frosting

    nancy Elliott from INDEPENDENCE, IA

    Easy and fast to make. Nice and creamy !

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    Awesome

    Tricia Tilley from BAY CITY, MI

    Tried this on my daughters birthday cupcakes and it was a hit! Much better than canned frosting. I played with it some by adding different flavors of extract. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    creamy delight!

    Sue Danko from PITTSBURGH, PA

    what a pleasant change to traditional frosting-- it's wonderful---

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    great with children

    terri gehrke from OSHKOSH, WI

    The children I care for loved not only making this for the sugar cookies but also loved eating it. Very easy to make.

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    Creamy Carnation Frosting

    Denise Middleton from HEMET, CA

    This is the easiest frosting I have ever made. I always bought the canned frosting. After trying this recipe, I will keep this close at hand. I do a lot of baking for different events and this is the best icing. EVER!

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    Creamy CARNATION® Frosting

    KAREN FIELDS from SARDINIA, OH

    this is the best yet.

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    creamy carnation frosting

    EVELYN register from NAHUNTA, GA

    great in easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 140
  • Calories from Fat: 30
  • Total Fat: 3g (5% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (10% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 25mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 27g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 26g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 0% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Creamy CARNATION® Frosting

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 5 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 

Directions

BEAT butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add evaporated milk and vanilla extract; mix until smooth. Makes 3 cups.

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