Yield: 1 cup

How to Make Icing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This 3-ingredient Vanilla Icing recipe is the only one you'll ever need! Learn how to make icing with a glossy sheen and sweet flavor with our expert guide.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Add ingredients to a small mixing bowl.
  2. Using a whisk, mix until smooth.


  • Measurements above will yield a consistency of vanilla icing that is perfect for our apple slab pie or cheese danish.
  • For a thinner glaze (to be used on peach hand pies to create a transluscent glaze), we recommend thinning the glaze by 2 teaspoons of milk at a time, until desired consistency.
  • For a thicker glaze (to be used on cinnamon rolls), we recommend adding in ¼ cup of powdered sugar at a time, until desired consistency.
  • Flavor ideas- replace the ½ teaspoon of vanilla with another flavor of extract, or fresh lemon juice. Lemon zest can also be added to the recipe to give more citrus flavor.
  • Heavy whipping cream can be used instead of milk.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Tablespoons

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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