The Two-Ingredient Frosting That Ditches Confectioners Sugar All Together

Although we would argue you can't go wrong with a good ol' Betty Crocker frosting, we understand that store-bought frosting isn't everyone's idea of a good time. Maybe you think it's too sweet or too stiff. Maybe you don't like the price. Hey, maybe you just really enjoy whipping up your own frosting from scratch.

Whatever the case may be, you have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to homemade frosting. With some cream cheese, butter, milk, vanilla, confectioner's sugar, and a pinch of salt, you can mix up an easy cream cheese frosting recipe. Swap the cream cheese for flour, and you can make a delectable ermine frosting.

If you're short on time and ingredients, however, we have the perfect solution -– a two-ingredient frosting that takes only minutes to make. And no, we're not talking about adding whipped cream to store-bought frosting, though, per Insider, that's a nifty trick to try. We're talking about making frosting from scratch with only two common kitchen ingredients.

Bet you didn't realize homemade frosting could be this easy

That yummy homemade cake of yours needs frosting and you don't have any on hand? No problem. All you need is butter and sweetened condensed milk. Nothing more, nothing less. According to LifeHacker, condensed milk already has a sweet flavor, and when mixed with butter (or any other saturated fat, for that matter), you're left with a "gorgeous, fluffy cake frosting."

When making this frosting, keep in mind that pre-softened butter will aerate faster. Once your butter is whisked, simply add your condensed milk and continue whisking. And then, voila –- a cloud of fluffy frosting, ready to be used on any baked goods.

The best part of this recipe, though, is its versatility. Just as you can upgrade store-bought frosting with certain add-ins, you can also get creative with your homemade frosting. You can add different flavors, such as citrus, chocolate, or vanilla. You can add food coloring. You can even add a splash of Bailey's Irish Cream for a tipsy treat. The possibilities are truly endless.