Icing not made with icing sugar? This is a traditional German recipe with coconut and walnuts. Try it out for your next cake - it's interesting!
My boyfriend started eating this frosting with a spoon it was SO good. One word of advice, wisk the cornstarch in with the half/half first so there are no lumps later. I used Pecans and toasted both them and the coconut as others suggested, it was WONDERFUL! - 29 Feb 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
OH man..I could eat this frosting till I couldn't see straight anymore. I love german chocolate cake...(no one's is as good as my mema's) but the frosting makes up for that. Our regular recipe calls for either milk or evaporated milk I believe, but half and half is certainly a great substitute. Thanks so much Sierra. - 06 Feb 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I have been looking for a good GC frosting -- this was it! I must admit, though, I used pecans, not walnuts. I'm fairly certain (??) that tradition would have you use pecans for a GC cake... besides, I am allergic to walnuts, so that never would have worked. It turned out great -- thanks! - 18 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)