Never-Fail Icing (Seven Minute)

  • Yield: servings


1cup granulated sugar
1/2teaspoon cream of tartar
3tablespoons water
2-- unbeaten egg whites
1teaspoon vanilla


  1. Put all ingredients except vanilla in top of double boiler under which water is already boiling.  Beat until is stands in peaks.  Stir in vanilla.
  2. For fruit icings (such as orange, pineapple, etc.), use 3 tablespoons of the juice in place of water and 3 tablespoons grated or chopped fruit in place of vanilla.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Charleston’s Charleston Receipts Album; An Organizer for your Collected Recipes (Charleston, South Carolina 2007).