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Basic Powdered Glaze

This glaze is wonderful over bread, cupcakes, waffles, and super easy to make. Perfect to top cakes or ice cream too!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: powdered glaze
Servings: 1 cup
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup white powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk I use 2%
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional


  • Put sugar in a bowl and whisk in milk and vanilla extract until mixture is smooth. You can add more or less milk or sugar to get the consistency you want. When I add the vanilla extract, I usually use the clear vanilla extract to keep from darkening the glaze.
  • You can sift the powdered sugar if you want. I don't usually do this. I just make sure it is mixed well and smooth with no lumps. I use a pitcher to drizzle the glaze over my baked goods because I think it works better than just pouring. This makes about 1 cup of glaze.