Royal Icing without Meringue Powder

Royal Icing without Meringue Powder has three ingredients, pasteurized egg whites, lemon juice and confectioner’s sugar.  The icing can be tinted with color gel and thinned with water if you want a thinner consistency.

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Royal Icing without Meringue Powder Recipe


Royal Icing without Meringue Powder

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Pasteurized egg whites can be found next to the regular eggs in your grocery store.  Eggs are heated in their shells to a precise temperature for the exact amount of time needed to kill any bacteria or viruses.

Butter cookie high heels are frosted with red royal icing.  If you don’t have any meringue powder you can use this recipe.


  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 3/4 cup frosting 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


2 large pasteurized egg whites

2 teaspoons lemon juice

3 cups confectioner’s sugar (sifted)

Coloring gel as desired


  1. Beat egg whites with lemon juice until combined.  Add  confectioner’s sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
  2. For thinner consistency add water a few drops at a time.  Add food coloring if desired.
  3. Royal icing will dry hard, use immediately or store in air tight container.  Use a piping bag and tips to create more detailed designs.


Use this frosting on butter cut out cookies for a hard finish.

  1. The icing is so nice and smooth! I didn’t think that it would dry hard, but to my surprise it works perfectly and gives you a nice shiny finish!

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