Diana's Icing

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by eknecht

My mom's recipe for icing. Growing up we couldn't wait for birthdays, just to be able to swipe some of this good stuff as she was icing the cakes. So much better than store bought or bakery icing, easier than cooked icing.

Top Review by Sandy K.

I have not made this recipe, but I was able to taste it. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 14 cup water
  • 14 cup powdered coffee creamer (look for a brand that claims it's so rich that it whips)
  • 1 teaspoon clear imitation almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 -5 cups powdered sugar


  1. In electric mixer, combine shortening and creamer on low speed.
  2. Slowly add 2 cups of powdered sugar, mix well.
  3. Pour in water, then carefully add 2 additional cups sugar, almond extract, and salt. Thoroughly combine, scraping sides so that all ingredients are well incorporated.
  4. Mix on high speed for 3 minutes, then test consistency.
  5. If a denser icing is desired, add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  6. When desired consistency is reached, mix on high speed for 5 minutes to make light and fluffy.

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