Chocolate Frosting

My mama’s chocolate frosting recipe has been a favorite of my family’s for as long as a I can remember! Just be warned – you’ll all be fighting over who gets to lick the bowl!

My mama's chocolate frosting is seriously the best!

Alright, y’all. Brace yourselves. I am about to share with you the most fudgy, delicious, amazing chocolate frosting recipe that you will ever eat in your life. (I know I promised to share this recipe a few days ago, but life has been crazy this week. I apologize.)

My mama used to make this homemade chocolate frosting and pour it on homemade brownies. I’m not a fan of frosted brownies (the frosting does something funky to the texture of the brownie, in my opinion), but I had no problem scraping the frosting off with my teeth and tossing the brownie in the trash.

No shame in my game, friends.

I can remember my mom making this, standing at the stove and counting to 60, making sure that the milk and sugar boiled for exactly 60 seconds. I’m not sure what would happen if it boiled for 61 seconds, or heaven forbid, 62 seconds. My mama took the 60 second rule very seriously. So do I, and so should you. Don’t mess with perfection.

This chocolate fudge frosting is worth every single second. It’s seriously amazing.

I also remember that my parents always let my brother and me lick the bowl when they made brownies or cakes, but when it came to this frosting, it was a family event. The kids had to share with the parents.

Have I convinced you to try this yet?

Put it on brownies if you’re a frosted brownie kinda gal (or guy) or use it to frost doughnuts like I did. This isn’t a frosting that you would pipe. It’s thin and pourable, but it hardens up very quickly into a fudge like texture. In fact, I plan on experimenting with this soon to see if I can turn it into fudge. I imagine it would be divine.

If you’re really desperate for a little chocolate, but don’t feel like baking, go ahead and make a 1/4 batch of this chocolate fudge frosting and eat it with a spoon. It’ll make you happy. Trust me. I know.


Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
3 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dessert recipes, kid-friendly recipes, no bake dessert recipes
Calories: 118 kcal

 My mama’s chocolate frosting recipe has been a favorite of my family’s for as long as a I can remember! Just be warned – you’ll all be fighting over who gets to lick the bowl!


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips milk chocolate or semi-sweet


  1. Add sugar, butter, and milk to a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a rolling boil, stirring often.
  2. Boil for exactly 60 seconds and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips and continue stirring until the chocolate has melted.
  4. Use frosting immediately as it will harden quickly. 

Recipe Notes

Makes about 2 cups of frosting and will frost a 9x13 pan of brownies.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 16g18%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.