Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

In case you can't tell, I like almonds. You might not need all 5 cups of confectioner's sugar. Just follow your instincts. You want it spreadable, but not too thick.


  1. Cream together the shortening and the butter, add the almond extract and beat until fluffy.
  2. Beat in the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time.
  3. Add the milk alternately with the confectioner's sugar, one tbs at a time until the icing reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Color and decorate as you like!
Most Helpful

I was looking for icings, and ran across this one... I thought "almond butter"... you see, almond butter to me is a product in itself... like peanut butter. Just mashed up almonds. I wonder if you substitued almond butter in a peanut butter icing recipe what it would turn out like...

Kat February 13, 2003