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Love sweet biscuits in the morning? This sweet biscuit icing is incredibly easy to make for blueberry biscuits or your own favorite!
When I was a kid, one of my favorite breakfasts was a fast food cinnamon raisin biscuit.
Now, I didn’t even like raisins at the time and often plucked most of them out, but I still begged for those biscuits.
They were absolutely drenched in icing. As you can imagine, it was pretty much bliss for a kid with a sweet tooth.
All these years later, I have my own biscuit icing for making breakfast sweeter.
How do you make sweet biscuit icing?
Biscuit icing couldn’t be simpler. All you need is powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk.
You can use any kind of milk you like, or even half and half or cream. Use whatever you have on hand!
The vanilla is important to give it a little bit of flavor other than sugar, but you can use other extracts if you like. Almond extract is a favorite, or give orange extract a try!
Powdered sugar is the most important ingredient when making icing. You might also know this as confectioner’s sugar, or if you’re in the UK, icing sugar.
Powdered sugar is difficult to make at home, so if you’re out, go grab a bag! You only need half a cup of sugar for this recipe.
All you need to do is combine the sugar, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and whisk until completely smooth and mixed.
You might need more or less milk depending on how packed your sugar was when measuring. The biscuit icing can be made thicker if you prefer to spread it on with a knife, but I find pouring to be easier.
I recommend starting with 1 tablespoon and adding more as needed to achieve a smooth, pourable consistency.
Make sure you don’t add too much liquid, or the icing will run off and not harden at all.
Can I make this icing sugar free?
While icing is by nature made with sugar, you might be looking to have that flavor without the sugar.
You can make this recipe sugar free by swapping the powdered sugar for your favorite sugar free variety. Multiple brands carry alternative powdered sugars, including some made with monkfruit extract.
What else can I do with biscuit icing?
This biscuit icing is so easy that you’ll be using it for tons of things.
Note that the icing dries after sitting out, so I recommend making only what you plan to use for each recipe.
This recipe is enough for drizzling on a dozen biscuits. If you like more icing, simply double the recipe.
Sweet Biscuit Icing
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, whisk together sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla. Add extra milk as desired for preferred consistency.
- Drizzle or spread icing onto cooled baked goods.