Homemade frosting is delicious and easy to make. It can be used on cakes, cupcakes and brownies. Frosting is made from various combinations of high fat ingredients such as milk, butter, cream cheese, whipped cream, sour cream and chocolate. People watching their fat intake can still enjoy frosted treats by using non-fat or low-fat frosting recipes. Buttercream frosting is a great multipurpose frosting that works well with low-fat and non-fat substitutions. It can be made in a wide variety of flavors, and is easy to spread. It also works well for simple cake decorating needs.
Things You'll Need
- Medium mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Rubber spatula
- 1/2 cup low-fat butter substitute
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup low-fat or non-fat milk
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Pre-measure all ingredients. After measuring them, pour the vanilla extract into the milk. Place all pre-measured ingredients within reach of mixing bowl.
Place butter in the mixing bowl. Set mixer on low speed, and beat the butter until it is fluffy.
Slowly add powdered sugar to the butter mix, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour in the vanilla extract and milk mixture while continuing to beat the butter and sugar mixture.
Beat until combined mixture is light and fluffy.
Turn off mixer. Use the rubber spatula to carefully scrape the frosting off the beaters and back into the bowl. Frost desired treat.