The best white icing ever Be The First To Review By diane recipe this icing is used when frosting a cake. i’ve tried other recipes, but this one takes the cake!!! The best white icing ever Ingredients 1 lb. powdered sugar1 c. shortening2 tsp. imitation vanilla1 tbs. imitation almond extract1/4 c. milk Instructions combine shortening, vanilla, and almond in bowl. add milk. beat for 30 seconds. add powdered sugar and beat for 5 to 7 min, until fluffy. note. you may need to add more milk, depending on desired texture.