Creamy CARNATION® Frosting

Creamy CARNATION® Frosting

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based on 36 reviews
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10 min.
10 min.
24 servings (2 tablespoons each)

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


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

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

- MICHELLE CRAMER from Ponca City, OK

Yummy & easy

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.

- Barbara Embry from CARTHAGE, MO

Family Favorite Recipe For Generations

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.

- Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

creamy carnation frosting

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

- Angelica Baca from MENIFEE, CA

Awesome Frosting

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.

- Jennifer Sager from MC EWEN, TN

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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