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How to Make a Simple Icing by The BakerMama

How to Make Simple Icing

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  • Author: The BakerMama


How to make a Simple Icing you can drizzle on all your favorite baked goods. It’s the perfect consistency for cinnamon rolls, pound cakes, cookies, scones and more!


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and vanilla until icing is smooth and of spreading/drizzling consistency. If needed, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of desired consistency.
  2. Use to ice cookies, cakes, pastries and other desserts. It will set and begin to harden after about 20 minutes.


  • If the icing is too thick, whisk in an additional 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until of desired consistency.
  • If the icing is too thin, whisk in a tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until of desired consistency.