Homemade Royal Icing

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This icing is perfect for decorating sugar cookies & gingerbread :-)


10 minutes

Prep time

732 cal.

Per serving



Electric hand mixer



Step 1

Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. Discard the yolk or use it for another recipe !

Step 2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the egg white & beat it on medium until the egg white is foamy & frothy.

Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract

Step 3

Turn the speed of the mixer down to low. Add a squeeze of lemon (about 1 tsp per batch). Then, slowly beat in the powdered sugar & vanilla extract. Once the sugar is incorporated, turn the mixer up to high & beat until the icing is stiff & shiny. For a looser icing, add a few drops of water until the desired consistency is reached.

Step 4

Stir in a few drops of food coloring to the icing if desired! Add the icing to a piping bag & it's ready to use!

👨‍🍳 Recipe tipHannah

Store this icing in the fridge for up to a week or freezer for up to a month!

- Hannah, Food Editor

Nutrition facts

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Energy732 cal.
Fat6 g
Carbohydrates162 g
Protein8 g
Fiber0.7 g

Values are based on an average estimate for one serving. All nutrition information presented on Jow is intended for informational purposes only. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, please consult with a health-care professional.

On average, one serving of the recipe "Homemade Royal Icing" contains 732 Energy, 6 g of Fat, 162 g of Carbohydrates, 8 g of Protein, 0.7 g of Fiber.

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Homemade Royal Icing