Royal Icing

Cuisinart original

This icing is great for decorating sugar cookies or cakes. You can add food coloring to color it or extracts to flavor it.


Makes 1½ cups


4            cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1            large egg white, slightly beaten
2            tablespoons whole milk
1            teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 163 (1% from fat) • carb. 40g • pro. 0g fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 6mg calc. 3mg • fiber 0g


Put the sugar into the Cuisinart®  mixing bowl. Attach the chef’s whisk and mix on Speed 3 and, with the mixer running, slowly add in the egg white until fully incorporated, about 1 minute.

While the mixer is still running, add the milk and lemon juice and mix until fully incorporated. Scrape the entire bowl as necessary.

Continue mixing until soft peaks form, about  2 minutes. Use immediately or cover the bowl with a damp cloth so the icing does not harden. If using coloring or a flavoring extract for the icing, add it with the milk and lemon juice.