Recipes and Cooking Powdered Sugar Icing 3.7 (264) 3 Reviews Use this powdered sugar icing on Christmas cookie recipes, to drizzle over your favorite cakes, and any other sweet treat you desire. When you don't want or need heavy-duty buttercream, keep a bag of icing sugar around. This powdered sugar frosting adds just the right amount of sweetness without going too far. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 1 mins Total Time: 10 mins Yield: 1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup sifted powdered sugar ¼ teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice Directions In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Stir in additional milk or juice, 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches drizzling consistency. Makes 1/2 cup (enough to drizzle over one 10-inch tube cake). Chocolate Powdered Sugar Icing: Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar. Do not use the orange juice. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 34 Calories 8g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 34 % Daily Value * Sodium 1mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Total Sugars 8g Potassium 2mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.