This classic how to make glaze icing recipe is a staple in our home and a simple one you should know how to make along with a handful of other frostings. This simple glaze icing recipe is filled with powdered sugar and is a great frosting alternative and perfect for cinnamon rolls, pound cake, sugar cookies and more!
How to Make Glaze Icing
You can never go wrong with a good glaze frosting. Be it on doughnuts or a cake, a simple glaze icing adds just the right amount of sweetness to make anyone a “dessert person.” I love when it’s liquid-like but also when it has hardened to a thin, crispy shell to coat.
Glaze icing is honestly the easiest dessert topping to make. It only calls for a few ingredients and just takes a few stirs to get it perfectly.
I always remember my mom making this in the mornings to ice her homemade cinnamon rolls, my favorite! With just powdered sugar and a few other things you have the perfect topping for cookies, cakes, donuts and more.
This simple glaze icing recipe with powdered sugar is the perfect sweet treat to top a classic pound cake.
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, be sure to remove any lumps
- 1/2 cup milk (you may not end up using all of it)
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
How to Make Glaze Icing
- Fill a small mixing bowl with the sugar.
- Slowly stir in the milk, just a little at a time.
- Add in vanilla, and more milk as needed.
- Stir until mixture is a smooth, pourable glaze.
Glaze icing can also be so easily adapted with flavors for whatever you are pairing it with. Add lemon zest for a little more tart flavor or cinnamon to top waffles or donuts for an extra flavor.
I recently made this glaze to top a Sour Cream Pound Cake I was making ( a must try!). It added the perfect amount of sweetness and moisture to my pound cake. I’d love to know your favorite recipes to use a glaze icing for.
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