I wanted to try some homemade german chocolate frosting to dress up some brownies so I gave this recipe try and it was so yummy. It is perfect for cupcakes, cakes and brownies.
1 c. evaporated milk
3 egg yolks
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. coconut
1 c. chopped almonds (pecans will work too)
* Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, egg yolks and sugar. Whisk until combined. Add butter. Cook and stir until thick, about 10-12 minutes.
* While sugar mixture is cooking, put almonds in baking dish and put in oven. Cook 4-6 minutes or until lightly brown and toasted. Watch very carefully because it will burn quickly.
* After mixture is thickened, remove from heat and add vanilla, coconut and toasted almonds. Stir together and let cool till thick enough to spread on baked item.