Snowy Boiled Icing

This frosting takes a little extra time, but the results are worth it.

Snowy Boiled Icing


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Combine sugar, water, salt, and vinegar in a saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat just until clear. Then cook without stirring until syrup spins a long thread when dropped from tip of spoon, or to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C).

2 Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add syrup in a very thin stream, beating constantly. After all syrup is added, continue beating until frosting will hold its shape. Mix in vanilla.


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