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.
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- 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.
- Do not get any water into the white chocolate mixture as you are melting it. Water will make the chocolate seize up and will ruin the frosting.