Royal Icing with Meringue Powder


This royal icing recipe with meringue powder is easy to make and super stable. It sets up beautifully without the worry of raw egg whites. It's easy to color for holiday cookies and perfect for building gingerbread houses.

sugar cookies cut in shamrock shapes, decorated with different shades of green icings and sprinkles for St. Patrick's Day
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
3 cups


  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • 6 tablespoons water

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder


  1. Beat together confectioners' sugar, water, and meringue powder in a large bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 7 to 10 minutes.


Keep icing covered with plastic wrap touching the surface of the icing at all times to prevent it from drying out while you're using it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
11g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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