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Blackberry Icing

This blackberry icing is great on doughnuts, but would also be delicious on cinnamon rolls, or drizzled on French Toast!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Doughnuts, plus Doughnut Holes


  • 1 Cup Fresh Blackberries
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Milk


  • Begin by making a simple syrup: place 1 cup water in a pan and 2 cups sugar into water.  
  • Bring to medium heat.  Stir to combine ingredients.
  • Allow to come to a boil, and boil for 2-3 minutes to make sure all the sugar is fully dissolved.  
  • Add blackberries, and allow to boil for a minute or two more.
  • Remove from heat, and strain the remaining blackberry pulp out.  
  • Place into a glass storage container, and chill for at least one hour.
  • Add powdered sugar and milk to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of the Blackberry Simple Syrup and stir to combine.  May use more or less blackberry simple syrup to taste.