Peppermint 7 Minute Frosting

Russ Myers


Beating the frosting about 7 minutes makes it as fluffy and glossy as divinity.

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5 Cups


10 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


1 1/2 C. Sugar
1/3 C. Cold water
2 Egg whites
1/4 tsp. Cream of tartar (or 2 tsp, light corn syrup)
Peppermint extract (few drops to taste)

Directions Step-By-Step

In the top of a double boiler combine sugar, water, egg whites, and cream of tartar (or corn syrup). Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.Place the upper pan over gently boiling water (upper pan should be near but not touching water). Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed, about 7 minutes or until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Remove from heat. Add vanilla.Beat frosting for 2 or 3 minutes more or until the frosting is of spreading consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom