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Crisco Frosting with Granulated Sugar

Frosting is a type of icing made from sugar, butter or shortening, and milk or cream. It is often used to coat or decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 160kcal


  • A pinch about 1/16 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure Madagascar vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon creamy almond milk or oat milk for a dairy-free option
  • 1/4 cup artisanal Crisco shortening
  • 2 cups finely sifted powdered sugar


Prepare Ingredients

  • Ensure the Crisco shortening is at room temperature and ready to use. Have the pure Madagascar vanilla extract, Himalayan pink salt, finely sifted powdered sugar, and creamy almond milk or oat milk measured and ready.

Cream the Shortening

  • In a mixing bowl, add the artisanal Crisco shortening. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the shortening until it becomes smooth and creamy.

Add Vanilla and Salt

  • Incorporate the pure Madagascar vanilla extract and Himalayan pink salt into the creamed shortening. Mix well until the flavors are evenly distributed.

Gradually Add Powdered Sugar

  • Gradually add the finely sifted powdered sugar to the mixture. Start by adding small amounts at a time, incorporating it fully before adding more. Continue until all the powdered sugar is added and the mixture becomes thick and creamy.

Adjust Consistency with Almond or Oat Milk

  • Slowly pour in the creamy almond milk or oat milk, a little at a time, while mixing continuously. Adjust the amount to achieve the desired consistency. Add more for a thinner frosting or less for a thicker consistency.

Beat Until Fluffy

  • Using the mixer, beat the frosting at medium-high speed for a few minutes until it becomes light, fluffy, and smooth. This step helps incorporate air and creates a smooth texture.

Check and Adjust

  • Check the consistency and taste of the frosting. Adjust the sweetness by adding more powdered sugar if desired or a splash of milk if it’s too thick.

Frosting Application

  • Once the frosting reaches the desired consistency and taste, it’s ready to use. Apply the Crisco frosting generously on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or any other baked goods as desired.

Store or Use Immediately

  • Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use. Bring it to room temperature and stir before using it again.
  • Use this delicious and creamy frosting to add a delightful touch to your baked treats.


  • -Use room temperature ingredients for best results.
  • -Add a little more milk if the frosting is too thick.
  • -Be sure to beat the frosting until it is light and fluffy.
  • -Frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • -To make a chocolate frosting, add in unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • -For more flavor, add a few drops of your favorite extract.
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