How to Cover Icing Sugar: 6 Steps

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How to Cover Icing Sugar: 6 Steps
How to Cover Icing Sugar: 6 Steps

If you're looking for a tasty icing for your sweets – but don't want to spend a lot of time on refined ingredients – make a cream of icing sugar. It's easy, fast, and with a few drops of food coloring you can acquire all the colors of the rainbow! This article will teach you how to make this delicious ingredient!


  • 2 cups (226g) of icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (44ml) of milk
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Essences (optional)


Step 1. Take a medium bowl

This recipe is great for when you need a quick topping – no work, no mess, nothing but delicious, pure, sweet taste!

Step 2. Pour in the sugar

Place the two cups of icing sugar in a medium bowl. Tap to undo any lumps.

Step 3. Add milk

Add three tablespoons of cold milk to the sugar and mix well.

If desired, add more milk for a finer texture

Step 4. Use creativity

This recipe is so simple that it allows you to try out different ideas.

  • Add lemon juice, half a teaspoon (2-3ml) at a time, as desired, for a more acidic taste.
  • Add vanilla or some other essence. Add a quarter of a teaspoon of almond essence to wholegrain muffins, or try the same amount of banana essence to banana cakes.

Step 5. Add the food coloring

This optional step makes coverage more festive for any special date:

  • 3 or 4 drops of red for Valentine's Day.
  • 3 or 4 drops of green for St. Patrick's Day.
  • In spring, use light, fresh colors. Dissolve red, blue, green, and purple dye, and add small amounts to the frosting to create pastel Easter cookies.
  • Make separate portions of green, yellow and blue frosting for Sete de Setembro.
  • In the fall, orange, yellow and brown (orange with a little green) give your cookies a seasonal touch. Add some nutmeg (or extract) to the topping for a delicious taste!
  • In winter, use white (no dye) or light blue coating. It might be cold outside, but over a buttery biscuit, they will bring a warm smile to almost any face. And of course, separate patches of red and green frosting (and some candy) make Christmas cookies fun for kids of all ages!

Step 6. Ready


  • The coverage is flawless, so it's legal for kids to do! If it gets too soft, just add more sugar. If it gets too thick, add more milk.
  • You can add any essence or spice to the base coverage. The only thing stopping you from trying something is if the idea makes you wrinkle your nose and say "Eww!"


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