Quick, easy and very tasty!
1/2 cup of shortening
1/2 cup of butter
1 tsp clear vanilla
4 cups of powdered sugar
A small amount of milk (1-2 tbsp)
In a mixer, cream together your butter and shortening.
Slowly add sugar while continuing to mix.
Add small amounts of milk depending on how think or creamy you want your icing to be.
My mother has always made the best homemade icing and I've always struggled with trying to match her's... I think this is the closest I've gotten so far.