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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?


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

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    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.


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


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

    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.

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

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

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

  • Cookies

    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!!

    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.

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

  • powdered sugar/ butter/ a bit of water

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

  • Thanks ladies

    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.

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

  • how did it go?

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

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