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Mrs. Milman's Chocolate Frosting


For best results, do not double this recipe, but make it in batches.

  • Yield: Makes 6 cups

Photography: Dana Gallagher


  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon light corn syrup


  1. Place chocolate and cream in heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Increase heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring, 3 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in corn syrup.
  3. Transfer to a large metal bowl; refrigerate. Check every 15 to 20 minutes, stirring briefly each time, until cool enough to spread, about 2 hours.

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  • kewpy
    17 SEP, 2008
    The recipe is perfect, it's mouth watering and addicting
  • HillaryCooks
    11 SEP, 2008
    Took me 3 hours to chill. Also added another tablespoon of corn syrup and a dash of vanilla extract - was heavenly!!!!!!
  • JustFrosted
    4 JUL, 2008
    This looks like WAY to much heavy cream! I haven't tried this recipe .but i think i would cut the cream in half!
  • gumpy
    9 FEB, 2008
    OH MY GOODNESS! This is to die for! I had this and followed the recipe to a tee. It turned out perfectly. I wonder if not using a metal bowl would have anything to do with it not getting thick. The metal hold the cold. I loved it and already emailed my sister the recipe. I agree, it's a keeper.
  • carrievangenderen
    6 JAN, 2008
    Absolutely fantastic! I left out the corn syrup, just like Mrs. Melman. It tastes like the center of a chocolate truffle. A definite keeper!
  • c1wilcox
    6 JAN, 2008
    Just made this with the common "too thin" problem. I completely melted the chips in heavy whipping cream and cooked 40 min on low. I cooled it 1 hour and it wasn't getting thick so I divided it-2/3 into a 9x12 cake pan and 1/3 in my saucepan. It still took about 2 hours- stirring every 15min. I did not use the corn syrup and would only make half next time. Use the weight on the bag of chips. It is delicious.