Monday, January 18, 2010

Best Ever White Icing

Sometimes there's nothing more comforting than indulging in the foods we loved as a kid. Graham crackers with icing tops my list. I found this yummy recipe while browsing allrecipes. While I can't say for certain it's the best white icing recipe ever, it's the best I've tried. It's great for decorating or can be thinned to ice your every day cake or cupcakes. If you're needing a recipe suitable for allergies it's excellent because it doesn't include eggs or milk products. Enjoy :)

EVER WHITE ICING
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup shortening
2 tablespoons water
1 tsp clear imitation vanilla extract (I used regular vanilla)


In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, water and vanilla. Beat on low speed to combine, then beat on medium speed for a full five minutes. It won't look like Icing at first, but keep the mixer going for a full five minutes, and then you're done!

*If you're not using this for decorating, but just for icing the cake, thin the icing by adding 3 tbs. of corn syrup, or water to the icing.

17 comments:

Mireya said...

Wow, I've never had icing with shortening - I'll have to give this one a try!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Graham crackers and icing!! I've never induldged, but now i must! I haven't seen shortening put in a white icing recipe, i'll have to try that next time.

Katy ~ said...

Never tried graham crackers with frosting. Sweet!

cookies and cups said...

My grandpa used to make me graham crackers with frosting when I was little! I bet this icing is great for decorating on cakes!

Sook said...

My kid would love this! Yum!

Tiffanee said...

I have been looking for a good icing recipe. I can't wait to try it out!! Thanks!!

SnoWhite said...

I thought I was the only crazy one who ate graham crackers with frosting :)

Amanda said...

My dad was the cook when we were little and he was the total average joe when it came to cooking, but I do remember he'd always spread the extra frosting on graham crackers, wrap them in foil and freeze them so we'd have a treat after the cake was gone. My mother in law makes this frosting, but she uses almond extract instead of the vanilla and it is very yummy!

teresa said...

this looks fantastic!

Cyndi said...

Glad to see I"m not the only one who likes frosting on graham crackers. Sometimes I'll just melt a tablespoon of butter, and stir in some confectioner's sugar until it's frosting.

theUngourmet said...

This does look like a good one! I also love your video! Nice job!

Donna-FFW said...

Love the sound of the icing and the treat, almost like a dunkaroo but in bigger form:)

BTW, the escarole is found in my market near the lettuce , etc. It has a bitter taste sometimes, so I soak it first. I love it in the soup:)

Stephanie said...

My mom often gave us graham crackers and frosting as an after-school snack! Yummy memories - I'd forgotten about that! :-)

I'm always trying new frosting recipes, because I haven't found the "best" yet... Going to have to try the "Best Ever" and see!!

Kim said...

Love your treat of graham crackers with icing!

Krista said...

Looks good!

Graham crackers with frosting was a big treat when I was a kid too. Now, whenever I have frosting leftover after making a cake or cupcakes, I make the same treat for my kiddos.

Carrie said...

I am always looking for frosting recipes!! This recipe is nice because I always have all the ingredients in my pantry!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh how freaking yummy was that. Oh yeah childhood is calling my name :)