Royal Icing

Courtney Bailey


There are lots of great recipes out there for royal icing. This one is my favorite and one that I have tweaked a lot to make it just what I wanted. I hope you have as much success with this recipe as I have. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 large
egg whites
2 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
3-4 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
milk, whole

How to Make Royal Icing


  • 1In a large mixing bowl add the separated egg whites, and 2 tsp lemon juice. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Mix on medium speed until well blended.
  • 2For piping I add all four cups of sugar, and blend until stiff glossy peaks form that do not disappear into the bowl after 3 second count. If using for "flooding" or filling I only add 3 cups.
  • 3To add coloring I recommend using only gel food colors as they add brilliant color without thinning your frosting.
  • 4If you have thickened the frosting too much add the milk a small amount at a time until you achieve the consistency you're looking for.

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About Royal Icing

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #icing, #royal