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brown sugar icing

Best-Ever Brown Sugar Icing

Only the most amazing brown sugar icing or frosting you ever had!
4.37 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  • In a deep, large kettle melt the butter over high heat until it just starts to boil.
  • Add the brown sugar.
  • Bring to a boil and lower heat to medium and continue to boil for 2 minutes.
  • Don't boil longer than two minutes and stir constantly while it is boiling.
  • Add the milk and splash of vanilla and return to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • As soon as it begins to boil, remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  • Gradually add confectioners' sugar.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon until thick and spreadable.
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