German Chocolate Frosting with Walnuts

This is a delicious take on an old classic, German chocolate frosting. Made with coconut and walnut pieces. You get all of the taste with less cholesterol. You can use pecan pieces for a more traditional version.

Original recipe makes 2 cups frosting


2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 (12 fluid ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup light butter, softened
1 (7 ounce) package flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    30 mins


  1. Stir the lightly beaten egg whites, evaporated milk, sugar, and light butter together in a saucepan over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Fold the coconut and walnuts into the thickened mixture. Set aside to cool completely before using.


Calories: 443 kcal
Carbohydrates: 58.3 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Fat: 22.7 g
Fiber: 3.4 g
Protein: 7.3 g
Sodium: 229 mg