How to Make Powdered Sugar Icing

Three ingredients, one step -- one delicious bowl of icing. We show you how to make homemade icing to drizzle over your favorite homemade cinnamon rolls, sugar cookies, and cakes.

Three ingredients are all you need to whip up a powdered sugar icing for cookies, cakes, or any other sweet treat in need of icing.

Homemade cinnamon rolls, cakes, and sugar cookies taste way better when frosted with homemade icing. Needing only three ingredients (you probably already have in your pantry) means making your own Powdered Sugar Icing is faster, easier, and tastier than store-bought icing.

Powdered Sugar Icing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk or orange juice

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).

Powdered Sugar Icing

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Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to the powdered sugar. Do not use the orange juice.

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