Mom’s Buttercream Icing Recipe

Here is our easy to make buttercream icing recipe:


1 ½ cups of Crisco (1 ½ sticks of Crisco)
2 Tablespoons imitation vanilla extract put in cup,
then add milk to equal 1/2 cup total.
2 lb bag of powdered sugar


Place Crisco in a mixer bowl. Add milk/vanilla mixture and a little powdered sugar.

Mix on low speed gradually adding the rest of the powdered sugar.

Mix on the highest setting for 7 minutes, stopping in the middle of mixing to scrape the bowl sides and bottom. Be sure to mix for the full 7 minutes.


If using white Crisco, so the icing will be white, add ½ teaspoon butter flavoring or oil to the recipe before mixing. Also use clear vanilla extract.

If using butter flavored Crisco, there is no need to add the butter flavoring. You can also use regular imitation vanilla extract. The icing will be a cream color.

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