- 3 sticks (1 1/2 cups) butter, at room temperature
- 6 cups powdered sugar (1 pound + 2 more cups)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
1. In a large bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), mix the butter until it is creamy and smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar, a little at a time, adding in the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk a little at a time too. If the frosting is too thick, add up to 2 tablespoons more milk until you achieve the thickness and texture you’re looking for.