How to Make White Drizzle Frosting

by Zora Hughes ; Updated November 15, 2017

The tantalizing look of drizzled frosting over cakes, cookies and pastries is easier to create than you might think. White drizzle frosting is generally made from either a powdered sugar mixture or from melted white chocolate. Additional ingredients will change the taste or texture of either variety, but a basic, no-frills frosting works well for almost any dessert that needs a tasty and decorative drizzled topping.

Basic Vanilla Drizzle Frosting

Pour the powdered sugar into the mixing bowl. Use 1 cup of powdered sugar for every 1 cup of frosting you want to make.

Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk at a time until the mixture reaches a thin enough consistency for drizzling. It should still be thick enough to coat a spoon, however. It if is too thin, the frosting will dissolve into the dessert you drizzle it over.

Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Drizzle the vanilla frosting over the dessert you prepared it for.

White Chocolate Drizzle Frosting

Combine butter, milk and sugar in a saucepan on the stove. For 1 cup of frosting, use 4 to 5 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup milk and 1/2 cup sugar.

Heat the mixture in the saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until it reaches a boil and the butter is fully melted. Remove from the heat.

Stir in 1 cup white chocolate chips. Continue to stir until the chocolate melts completely. Allow the glaze to cool for about five minutes before using it to drizzle over a dessert.


  • Add in a few drops of food coloring if you want a colored drizzle icing.

    If you've added too much milk and the frosting is too thin, simply add in more powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time.

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.