Homemade Vanilla Frosting

  • Author: Melissa Johnson


Looking for a quick and easy frosting recipe to make to spruce up your favorite desserts? This vanilla buttercream frosting is the perfect addition to make any dessert special!


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 7 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Mix two sticks of softened butter with three cups of powdered sugar in a mixer.
  2. Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract and ½ cup of milk and mix.
  3. Gradually add four more cups of powdered sugar as you continue mixing until your frosting is smooth.