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  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Low fat per serve
  • Vegetarian

Want to know how to make royal icing for cookies and other sweet treats? Add our 5-minute royal icing recipe to your repertoire.

  • Makes1, 1 batch (1 1/2 cups)
  • Prep time5 minutes
Royal icing


  • 2 free-range egg whites
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups (480g) pure icing sugar, sifted

Nutritional information

Per Tbs: Energy: 534kJ/128 Cals (6%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 0.1g (0%), Sat Fat: 0g (0%), Carb: 26g (8%), Sugar: 26g (29%), Dietary Fibre: 0g (0%), Sodium 79mg (4%).

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  1. Step 1

    Whisk the egg white* and lemon juice in a small bowl until lightly frothy.

  2. Step 2

    Place the icing sugar in a medium bowl. Add the egg white mixture and stir until a firm icing forms. Cover the surface of the icing with plastic wrap.

Recipe tip

Use it up:
This royal icing was made for decorating our Beach Christmas Sugar Cookies.  

*This recipe uses raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems do not consume raw egg.