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Michele's Vanilla Frosting

Categories: Desserts
Contributed by: Michele & The Gang

Here is the best frosting I've ever had.....


  • 1 1/2 c vegetable shortning (I prefer butter flavored crisco, or use 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening, much better than 100% shortening)
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 7 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk


Beat shortening and extract in a large bowl with electric mixer on med speed until fluffy. Slowly add 1/2 of the sugar 1/2c at a time. Beating well after each addition. Beat in milk. Add remaining sugar, beat one more minute until smooth and fluffy. You can thin frosting with milk if needed.