Easy Homemade Royal Icing Recipe

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Learn how to make icing with this easy Royal Icing recipe. It is great to make for decorating sugar cookies!




  1. In a large mixing bowl, add your powdered sugar.
  2. Slowing add in your milk, corn syrup, and almond extract while mixing with a hand mixer on low.
  3. Once all your ingredients are mixed well you can turn up the mixer a notch.
  4. After about a minutes you should have a thick smooth icing.
  5. Separate your icing into 4 small bowls, add a drop of your food coloring to each one and mix.
  6. Carefully pour your icing into your decorating bottle or icing bags and have fun decorating!


Use our favorite long handle measuring spoons to measure and stir the ingredients together without much mess!