Ermine Frosting

Ermine frosting
Ermine frosting

Ermine Frosting


March 19, 2019


5 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup sugar (yes-regular granulated sugar)

1/4–1/3 cup cocoa (if you want chocolate frosting)


1In a medium saucepan, whisk the flour and milk over medium-high heat until it bubbles and thickens—it will resemble thick, pasty pudding. Stir in the vanilla, scrape it into a bowl and set it aside to cool, with a piece of plastic wrap on the surface to prevent it from getting a skin.

2In a large bowl (a stand mixer works well here), beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes, until pale and fluffy. Add the cooled milk mixture in spoonfuls, whipping for a good 5 minutes or so, until the mixture resembles whipped cream. (If the sugar is still a bit grainy, keep on whipping until it isn’t.) If you want chocolate frosting, add the cocoa and whip until it’s well-incorporated.


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2 comments on “Ermine Frosting

  1. Erin Hildebrandt
    April 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Hi, just wondering when you’d add the vanilla? I’m guessing at the end?


    • Julie
      April 9, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Yes, sorry! doesn’t really matter when.

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