Best Ever Royal Icing

Best Ever Royal Icing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen cookies


  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp merengue powder
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt *the salt is used to enhance the flavor


  • Sift together the powdered sugar, merengue powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • In a stand mixer, add the paddle attachment and start mixing the dry ingredients slowly.
  • Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of water first and let it mix for 3 minutes on medium to high speed.
  • Stop the mixer and scrap down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the pure vanilla extract and continue to mix for another 5 minutes on medium to low speed.
  • You will see that the mixture will start to thicken.
  • If you like the consistency, stop the machine, and cover the icing immediatly to avoid having the royal icing dry up on you.


Note: If you see that the consistency it too thick, add more water a tablespoon at a time. Do not water down the mixture for once it is too wet, the consistency will be too runny to use as outlines for cookies or decorating.
Storage: Up to 10 days in the refrigerator.

By: Chrysty


  1. Thanks. I will try your Royal Icing Recipe, and it is entirely different than the recipe which I learnt. I think I feel comfortable with yours.

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