Seven-Minute White Icing

Submitted by: Alison on January 27, 2011

This is the recipe my grandmas used to make.

      Cook Time: 7 minutes  


2 egg whites (room temp)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar OR 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla


In a double boiler beat first four ingredients until thoroughly blended. Beat constantly over boiling water for seven minutes. Remove double boiler from heat. Add vanilla and continue beating until stiff peaks form.

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