Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).
- Now that you’ve passed How to Make Icing 101, you’re more than ready for our healthy(ish) icing recipe made with creamy Greek yogurt.
- Transform this powdered sugar glaze by adding a little coconut, almond or any of your other favorite flavored extracts.
- For a richer icing, add a tablespoon of butter extract to the glaze. The buttery flavor will taste especially great with butter-based desserts.
- To prevent the icing from running, make sure your dessert is completely cool before adding the powdered sugar frosting.
- Store any unused frosting in an airtight container; refrigerate and use within five days. Before reusing, bring icing to room temp and give it a good stir.
More About This Recipe
- This frosting recipe is so simple. Just powdered sugar, vanilla and a little milk is all you need to make a homemade icing. You can substitute coconut milk or almond milk if you want a non-dairy version; a little orange juice would work, too. It’s a pretty foolproof formula! And you can adjust the amount of liquid depending on what consistency you want: a little more will give you a thinner glaze; a little less will give you a more spreadable texture. This is the perfect icing for cinnamon rolls, donuts, cake, holiday baking, you name it—any dessert recipe where you want a simple, straightforward icing to sweeten things up a little.