Easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting

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This quick and easy homemade frosting is perfectly spreadable and totally decadent.  Unlike store-bought icing, it has zero artificial colors or flavors and zero high fructose corn syrup.  It is 100% vegan and allergy-friendly too. It is perfect for decorating holiday cut-out sugar cookies or topping cakes!

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

Let’s talk FROSTING. It’s kind of the point of a good sugar cookie, right? And you can’t make birthday cake without a thick layer of sweet frosting! With this in mind, I created this Vegan Vanilla Frosting. It’s thick, creamy, perfectly sweet, and adds that just-right finishing touch to your favorite treats. It’s only four ingredients and can be made in just a couple minutes. What a win! Your baked goods will positively shine with this frosting on top.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

This frosting is smooth and creamy and will work on any cookie, cupcake or cake. It has a lovely and subtle vanilla flavor. The frosting is best when fresh but can be stored in your refrigerator. It’s so easy to make (and only four ingredients!) that I can get my kids in on the fun, which just adds to the excitement of decorating their favorite treats! While most of my recipes are free of refined sugar, this recipe does call for powdered sugar. I use organic, and then use this frosting sparingly. All things in moderation!

Vegan Frosting Recipe

Have no fear: despite being homemade and vegan, this frosting holds up extremely well. It’s not complicated and anyone can definitely master this recipe! It is made of only four ingredients and you just have to mix them all together with a hand mixer. So easy! We’re making frosting with…

  • Soy-free, vegan butter
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Organic, all-natural powdered sugar
  • Splash of non-dairy milk (I like almond!)

My Favorite Treats to Frost

I’m of the belief that any treat is better with a dollop of vanilla frosting…and I think my kids would agree with me, too! Here are the recipes that I’d love to use vegan vanilla frosting on:

More Sweet Treats

Easy Homemade Mango Sorbet
Vegan Gluten-Free Lemon Bars
How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream
Grain-Free Key Lime Pie Bars
Vegan “Nutella” Fudge Pops
Skillet Vanilla Cake (Vegan & Gluten-Free)
Vegan Coconut Macaroons

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Vegan Vanilla Frosting

Vegan Vanilla Frosting


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins

Description

This quick and easy homemade frosting is perfectly spreadable and totally decadent.  Unlike store-bought icing, it has zero artificial colors or flavors and zero high fructose corn syrup.  It is 100% vegan and allergy-friendly too. It is perfect for decorating holiday cut-out sugar cookies or topping cakes!


Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup soy-free, vegan butter (softened not melted)
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup organic, all natural powdered sugar
  • Splash of non-dairy milk (I used 1 teaspoon of almond milk)

Instructions

  1. Beat softened butter with a hand mixer on low speed until light and fluffy. Then add vanilla and beat again on low speed.
  2. Add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time and continue mixing until creamy. You may want to increase the speed slightly.
  3. Drizzle in a little non-dairy milk if clumpy. I used 1 teaspoon of unsweetened vanilla almond milk but any plant-based milk will work. Mix until smooth and creamy. Use immediately or see storage information below.

Notes

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week. If using straight from the refrigerator, allow to warm to room temperature before spreading.

  • Category: Dessert

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2 Comments

  1. Mary

    The frosting was great!

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    • Elaine Gordon

      Thank you so much, Mary! Best, Elaine

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