best royal icing recipe

This is the best royal icing recipe that you are going to find! This Royal icing Recipe is perfect for decorating cookies and desserts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How to Make Royal Icing, Royal Icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 882kcal
Author stephanie


  • 1/2 pound confectioners sugar sifted
  • 2 1/2¬† tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/4 cup water and more if needed
  • clear extract


  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until smooth and creamy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • If icing is too thick, add more water. If too thin, beat icing 2 to 3 minutes more.
  • Next add a clear extract to make your frosting take on different flavors if you want to. This is also when you will want to color the frosting as well if you are going to color it.
  • Color icing with desired food colors by blending a drop of coloring into the icing. Gradually blend additional drops until you achieve the desired color.


This recipe makes Makes 1 cup, so if you are going to be making a lot of colors and cookies you will want to double, triple ect. this recipe.


Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 226g | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 222g