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.
Simple Glaze Icing with Powdered Sugar
This simple glaze icing recipe 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 to 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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