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Creamy Chocolate Frosting

"Whisking up a batch of smooth-as-silk fudgy chocolate icing is a snap using this short recipe and your favorite flavor of baking chips," remarks Jeannette Mack from her home in Rushville, New York.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • In a large saucepan, bring cream to a simmer, about 180°; remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  • Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir constantly until cooled. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth and thick. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
3 tablespoons: 388 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • brooksjones7
    Jan 29, 2012

    Easy to make--and tastier than other chocolate frosting recipes I've tried. I'd recommend sifting the confectioner's sugar, but otherwise the instructions are perfect!

  • Sherri Duran
    Oct 12, 2011

    A great frosting recipe. I use in on the one bowl Chocolate cake. My frosting were average before I found this recipe.

  • hannahjoy192837465
    Jul 18, 2011

    This is by far the best frosting recipe i have ever come across. Who ever said it has to go on cake? I'll catch my family eating it by the spoonful! I would suggest milk chocolate chips :)