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The ultimate powdered sugar glaze recipe that takes just 5 minutes and 3 ingredients. A simple glaze icing perfect to drizzle over cakes, cookies, and pastries.
Searching for the perfect finishing touch for your baked goods? Look no further than our powdered sugar glaze recipe that’s quick, easy, and sure to impress. This simple glaze icing can be whipped up in a mere 5 minutes, using just 3 essential ingredients.
The beauty of this powdered sugar icing is in its versatility. Not only will we guide you on how to make glaze icing with ease, but we’ll also explore variations to ensure your desserts stand out.
One thing I’ve had readers ask me about is the elusive “powdered sugar frosting” recipe that many old-fashioned recipes call for. Old cookbooks just assume that you know exactly how to make this icing that uses powdered sugar and is often drizzled over cakes, quick breads and cookies.
This easy icing recipe will give you a simple solution to the desserts that need a little drizzle icing on top.
Powdered sugar glaze has in its very basic form 3 ingredients:
Although you can use different ingredients for the cream and flavoring, powdered sugar is the only constant in every variation.
To make the glaze a thicker consistency to spread like a frosting on bread, add less cream.
If you want a light drizzle that easily flows off the spoon, you’ll add more cream.
If you use milk, juice or any liquid that is thinner than heavy cream, you’ll need fewer tablespoons. The higher the fat content of the milk you use, the more tablespoons you’ll need because the milk is thicker. Remember to add the liquid one tablespoon at at time until you reach the desired consistency.
Once you have the basic powdered sugar and cream recipe down, the fun part comes! Here are some ideas about flavors you can add:
Add a half teaspoon a time until it tastes like what you want it to.
Depending on the recipe, I add a tablespoon of melted salted butter to my powdered sugar glaze. The salted butter cuts the sweetness of the glaze and adds a richness to the baked good.
Adding butter as an ingredient is great when you are making: