Ermine Frosting


Ermine Frosting

This old-fashioned frosting, also called boiled-milk frosting, is firm like buttercream but light and airy like whipped cream.


16 serving (8 cups)

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Make-Ahead Tip

The flour/milk mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead; just make sure to follow directions on covering and chilling.


Whisk milk and flour together in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes, whisking often.

Boil 1 minute to eliminate the starchy taste of the flour, whisking constantly. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing it on the surface to prevent a skin from forming; chill until cold.

Cream sugar and butter in a bowl with a mixer on high speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add coconut flavoring and chilled milk mixture, beating to the consistency of whipped cream, about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 372

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30g 46%

Saturated Fat 19g 95%

Cholesterol 80mg 26%

Sodium 20mg 0%

Carbs 28g 9%

Protein 2g

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

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