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Chocolate Frosting with Chocolate Chips

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

2-1/2 cups

Whisking up a batch of smooth-as-silk, fudgy chocolate frosting with chocolate chips is a snap using this short recipe and your favorite flavor of baking chips. —Jeannette Mac, Rushville, New York
Chocolate Frosting with Chocolate Chips Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups semisweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring cream to a simmer, about 180°; remove from the heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  2. Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir constantly until cooled. Gradually whisk in confectioners' sugar until smooth and thick. Store in the refrigerator, until thick enough to pipe or spread.
Chocolate Frosting with Chocolate Chips Tips

Can you use other kinds of chocolate chips to make chocolate frosting with chocolate chips?

Definitely! This recipe calls for milk or semisweet chocolate chips, but you can also use white, dark or bittersweet chips.

What kinds of desserts can you frost with chocolate frosting with chocolate chips?

This frosting is ideal for spreading on cakes, cupcakes and brownies, but not cookies since the frosting is thick. Royal icing is a much better option for cookies.

Can you make chocolate frosting with chocolate chips ahead of time?

Yes! This recipe instructs to store the chocolate frosting in the fridge until thick enough to pipe or spread, so feel free to make it ahead and store it until you’re ready to frost your dessert. Homemade frosting will last up to 1 week in the fridge, and about 1 month in the freezer. Here are more dreamy homemade frostings to crown your favorite desserts!

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 232 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 9mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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