Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
1/4 cup white vegetable shortening
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
Melt vegetable shortening and remove from heat. Stir in Cocoa, salt, milk and vanilla. Place sugar in mixer bowl and pour in cocoa and beat until smooth.