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Aunt Jule's Vanilla Icing

A creamy not too sweet vanilla icing that is perfect for cakes or cupcakes
Course Dessert
Author Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com


  • 2 lbs. sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla
  • 2 heaping tablespoons marshmallow topping


  1. In medium saucepan, add milk and whisk in flour. Cook flour mixture, stirring constantly, until thick. Cool completely
  2. In mixing bowl, cream Crisco and butter. Beat well!
  3. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat well - about 3 minutes.
  4. Add cooked flour paste, one tablespoon at a time. Mix well after each addition.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Then add marshmallow topping and beat about 5 minutes until icing is very fluffy.