recipe

Three ingredients are all that stand between you and the ultimate milk chocolate frosting.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling time
yield
  • Makes about 2 cups

Prepare ingredients

1⅓ cups
milk chocolate chips
⅓ cup
heavy cream
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces and softened

Gather Cooking Equipment

Large microwave-­safe bowl
Rubber spatula
Whisk
Electric mixer
1
 
1⅓ cups
milk chocolate chips
⅓ cup
heavy cream

In large microwave-­safe bowl, combine chocolate and cream. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stop microwave and stir with rubber spatula. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave.

 
2
 
8 tablespoons
unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces and softened

Add softened butter to chocolate mixture and use whisk to stir and break up large butter pieces. Let sit until butter is fully melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk until completely smooth.

 
3
 

Refrigerate frosting until cooled and thickened, about 1 hour.

 
4
 

Use electric mixer to beat frosting on medium-­high speed until frosting is light and fluffy, about 30 seconds. Serve.