How do you make a powdered sugar glaze?


Quick Answer

To make a basic powdered sugar glaze, add 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine, 3 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla to a medium bowl. Mix all ingredients until smooth, adding milk until you achieve your desired consistency.

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This powdered sugar glaze recipe makes 12 servings and takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare. If desired, substitute half-and-half for the milk, and use the resulting glaze on pastries, cakes, cookies, bars or any other dessert. For an orange glaze, use orange juice instead of milk, and add 1 teaspoon grated orange peel to the ingredients. For a chocolate glaze, add two envelopes of pre-melted, unsweetened chocolate or 2 ounces melted unsweetened baking chocolate to the recipe.

Make a spiced glaze by adding 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to the recipe, or make a lemon glaze by substituting the milk with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and adding 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel to the glaze. Another variation is a coffee glaze made by mixing 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules into 2 or 3 tablespoons of hot water and using it in place of the milk. Each serving of powdered sugar glaze has 100 calories and 2 grams of fat.

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