Egg White Royal Icing

No mixer - No Problem! Learn how you can make quick and easy Egg White Royal Icing by hand. Perfect when you need just a little icing to frost a small batch of cookies.

Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Author Regina | Leelalicious


  • 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Sift icing sugar into a bowl. Separate egg and place egg white in the bowl you want to make the icing in. Add lemon juice.
  2. Add a couple of tablespoons of icing sugar to the egg white and lemon juice mixture. With a clean spatula start working the icing sugar into the egg white. Once the icing sugar and egg white are fully incorporated add another couple of tablespoons of icing sugar and continue mixing them together.
  3. Proceed in same way with rest of the icing sugar. Only add icing sugar once the previous addition is fully incorporated.
  4. The mixture starts getting thicker, whiter and stiffer. Icing is done once you reach the stiff peak phase. When you remove the spatula from the icing a peak will form on top of the icing and on the end of the spatula and not fall back into the icing. Cover with plastic wrap to avoid drying out and crusting.