Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 0 mins

This icing is perfect for just drizzling over scones, sweet biscuits, even cinnamon rolls if you don't like a lot of icing. Incredibly easy, it takes only 3 ingredients, about 3 minutes to make and involves no cooking!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the powdered sugar and half and half or cream and stir until the sugar is completely absorbed by the cream. It should look just like the packaged icing that comes in store-bought ready-made cinnamon rolls.
  2. Add the teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can also add a few drops of almond extract, but be careful--this extract is very strong! Recipes often recommend a few drops per CAN of cheesecake fruit topping, etc. This is only half a cup of icing, so don't add too much!
  3. The icing is ready to drizzle over scones, sweet biscuits, etc. I drizzle on the icing with a small spoon in a zig-zag pattern.
Most Helpful

For the half cup of confectioners sugar, you definitely need to add at least 3-1/2 tblspn of heavy cream/half n hlaf in order to get it to the right consistency.

Lori S. April 26, 2015

I thought this was a wonderful, tasty, SIMPLE drizzle. I used it over an apple danish. I might cut the vanilla down to 3/4, maybe 1/2 tsp next time, but that's just for my tastebuds. I found the full tsp to be just a bit much. Thank you for posting this!

Ladibg February 06, 2010

Perfect! I made apple burritos for a dessert and they needed something just a tad sweet on them and this was just perfect! I've never used half and half in icing before, I was very happy with this, yummy! I actually doubled the half and half so it was a little thinner, but it turned out great! Thanks for sharing. :)

DesertDweller February 03, 2009