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Homemade icing??

I've been making one particular icing for a while now and I love it. The problem is I ran out of vanilla extract. None at all. Not even other kinds lol.

I'm tired and DD is ready for bed in a bit so leaving to run to the store is not an option.

Have to have these to the school tomorrow for the kids party.

Are there recipes for icing without extract?

 
4xsthetrouble

Asked by 4xsthetrouble at 6:02 PM on Dec. 18, 2012 in Food & Drink

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Answers (11)

  • FROSTING

    1/2 C milk
    4-1/2 tsp flour
    1/2 C white or brown sugar
    4 Tbles margerine

    Cook milk and flour together until thick; cool. Place sugar, margerine in small bowl. Add cooled milk; beat until thick — about 7 minutes.


    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

    60g cream cheese, softened
    30g butter or margarine, softened
    3/4 cup whipping cream
    1 tsp nesquik

    Method

    Place cheese, butter and nequik in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat until pale. Gradually add whipping cream, beating until combined.
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 6:17 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • Nothing wrong with using your regular recipe without the vanilla. It'll come out the same, just not taste vanilla-y. I do it all the time.
    idareyou

    Answer by idareyou at 8:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • hmmm.... what are you using the frosting on?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:13 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • Cookies
    4xsthetrouble

    Comment by 4xsthetrouble (original poster) at 6:14 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • With out the vanilla it would just be very plain. Do you have any other extracts or some maple syrup? I mean- kids would probably be more than happy to eat icing that taste like pure sugar though!!
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:17 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • The one I use is 2 cups of powdered sugar mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Then I add food coloring as desired. I use it on cookies every year.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 6:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • powdered sugar/ butter/ a bit of water
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • Thanks ladies
    4xsthetrouble

    Comment by 4xsthetrouble (original poster) at 7:03 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • I know sometimes you can substitute rum that has had the alcohol boiled out of it for the vanilla. I would look online for vanilla substitutes to see how people do it.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 11:03 PM on Dec. 18, 2012

  • how did it go?
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 4:53 PM on Jan. 1, 2013