Very Nice Chocolate Frosting Recipe

I know how much everyone has enjoyed Pat’s Fluffy Brown Sugar Icing recipe, so I couldn’t resist sharing this “Very Nice” Chocolate Frosting Recipe.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting


First of all, I love chocolate frosting. It’s classic and goes perfectly with just about anything.

Secondly, this recipe has 3 ingredients, 4 if you count water…

I had to make this, especially since she underlined “Very Nice”… It had to be fantastic.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting

How To Make Chocolate Frosting:

In her recipe she states to add boiling water and sifted confectioners sugar.

Powdered sugar being sifted into a metal bowl

The first time I made this frosting, I just used hot water, and didn’t sift the sugar. Let’s just say, the frosting worked, BUT it was grainy. I didn’t like the texture. I decided to start over and follow her directions to the tee…

I boiled some water and let the Nesquik, boiling water and butter mix blend until it was completely dissolved. Then I sifted the sugar and added it gradually.

The result…

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting


Smooth, chocolatey, creamy, and…wellVERY NICE!

It was so easy to make this frosting, I couldn’t believe it.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting

The recipe makes enough to frost a double layer 8″ cake, and pipes perfectly onto cupcakes.

It holds it’s shape, and can even be left out on the counter and not melt like a typical buttercream frosting.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting

I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure you could make this frosting with other flavors of Nesquik, for a little variety.

This is my new go-to recipe when I want a very nice chocolate frosting, so simple and completely delicious.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting

All I can say is, thanks Pat! Just like you, this frosting has passed the test of time, and is sweeter than ever.

Very Nice Chocolate Frosting
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Very Nice Chocolate Frosting {Pat’s Recipes}

A "Very Nice" chocolate frosting that can be left on the counter and not melt like a typical buttercream, but still holds its shape.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 354 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate Nesquik
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup BOILING water
  • 2 1/2 cups SIFTED powdered sugar


  • Combine the chocolate Nesquik, boiling water and butter in the bowl of your stand mixer. Blend until the Nesquik is no longer grainy.
  • Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat until smooth.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 77.8g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 15.3mg | Sodium: 106.3mg | Sugar: 75.9g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 15mg
Keywords: Chocolate Frosting, Creamy, Nesquik, Simple
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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