Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting

Hey there, baking enthusiasts! Are you ready to whip up some creamy, dreamy buttercream goodness? Today, I'm sharing a recipe that combines two of the best ingredients in the dessert world: butter and sweetened condensed milk. With just a few simple tweaks to your basic buttercream, you'll have a frosting that's so rich and velvety, that it’ll feel like a big, sweet hug for your taste buds.

Whether you’re frosting cupcakes for a party, a birthday cake, or just because—this recipe is going to take your treats from "yum" to "can't-stop-eating" status. Get your mixer ready, because we’re about to make some seriously delicious sweetened condensed milk buttercream frosting. Let's dive in and make your dessert a showstopper!


  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of flavoring (vanilla and creme bouquet make a great combo)
  • 3-4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk


  1. Start Creamy: Grab that softened butter and beat it in your mixing bowl until it's smooth and lighter in color—a sign that it's got some air whipped into it and is getting nice and fluffy.

  2. Flavor Up: Mix in your flavoring—whatever magical combo you like—and 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. Beat them with the butter until the mixture is smooth and well combined.

  3. Add the Sweetness: Time to introduce your powdered sugar to the party. Add it one cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition so that you're not left with any lumps, just luscious frosting.

  4. Whip It Good: Crank the speed on your mixer and let it whip the mixture for a few minutes. You're looking for a light and smooth texture that feels almost like silk on your spoon.

  5. Perfect Consistency: If it's too thick, add a bit more sweetened condensed milk. If it's too runny, sprinkle in a little more powdered sugar. Tweak it until you've got the consistency just right for spreading or piping.

  6. Ready to Go: Use your buttercream immediately to lavish it on your cakes and cookies, or store it in the fridge if you're not quite ready to decorate. Just make sure to bring it back to room temperature when you're ready to use it so it's easy to spread.

And there you have it—a buttercream frosting that's a game-chatcher for any dessert. Creamy, buttery, and with the undeniable richness of sweetened condensed milk, this frosting is about to become your new favorite secret ingredient. Happy frosting!