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Dairy-free and Paleo Frosting - Easy, budget friendly, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and delicious!

You need this Easy Dairy-free Frosting! When we went dairy-free suddenly all my store-bought options and homemade recipe were off the table. I eventually found Miss Jones Bakes on Amazon, which was a good fast option but sometimes hard to find and not cheap.

I love cake. It is hands down my favorite dessert of all time. I have really fond memories of making cakes with my dad for holidays. He taught me how to pipe frosting and didn’t mind when he caught me “taste testing.”

But what is a good cake without thick delicious frosting?! 

Why we love this EASY Dairy-free Frosting

It was time to make my own and I realized once I did I should have done so much sooner! Four ingredients to make this gluten-free, dairy-free frosting that can also be paleo and keto depending on the sugar you use.

Want a KETO or PALEO option? Use powdered monk fruit sugar! This is becoming more and more common in stores, but you can find it also on Amazon here.

It only takes 10 minutes to make and is nice and thick. Perfect for tubing on with decorating tools or just spreading on in a creamy layer. 

No more store-bought dairy-free frosting for us, this is our new go-to!

We love this Dairy-free Frosting with my White Chocolate Raspberry Cake – a beautiful option for Easter, a baby shower, or a bridal shower!

 White Chocolate Raspberry Cake - Gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and EASY!

Ingredients

  • Powdered sugar or Powdered Monk Fruit Sugar (Paleo & Keto) – Powdered sugar can be found in most grocery stores in the baking aisle. Powdered monk fruit sugar is becoming more and more common in stores, but you can find it also on Amazon here.
  • Ghee – Ghee is butter with the milk fat solids removed. Many who are dairy intolerant find this a swap that works well for them. If you are allergic to dairy, feel free to use a softened vegan butter like Miyokos.
  • Almond milk – Or other dairy-free milk of choice
  • Vanilla – Pure vanilla or vanilla extract work equally well here. However, if you want bright white frosting, use clear vanilla 

 

Dairy-free and Paleo Frosting - Easy, budget friendly, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and delicious!

Dairy-free and Paleo Frosting

Autumn, @wholefoodfor7
Quick and easy dairy-free and vegan frosting with Paleo and Keto options!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
 

  • 4 cups powdered sugar or powdered monk fruit sugar (paleo + keto)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, soft but not melted can sub ghee but see note
  • 1/4 cup vanilla nutpods or almond milk or other dairy-free milk. I love using Vanilla Nutpods for the best flavor!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla clear vanilla for the most white frosting

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds until just combined and then beat on high for 1 minute. If not coming together or too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons more of milk one tablespoon at a time until reaches desired thickness.
  • Can store in fridge for up to two weeks or freezer for up to 3 minutes.

Notes

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING VARIATION - Make the frosting as above, but add 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter before mixing. Then add additional milk or creamer, 1-2 tablespoons at a time, mixing after each until you reach your desired consistency.
CHOCOLATE VARIATION - Make the frosting as above, but add 1/2 cup cocoa powder to it before mixing. Add an additional 2 tablespoons of creamer or milk. Whip until combined, adding 1-2 tablespoons additional creamer or milk, if needed to reach desired consistency. 
Ghee can be used instead of vegan butter, but the result will taste...like ghee. I didn't like the strong ghee flavor and definitely prefer vegan butter such as Violife or Miyokos. 
Keyword dairy-free, dessert, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, keto, nut-free, paleo, vegan
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Dairy-free and Paleo Frosting - Easy, budget friendly, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and delicious!

6 Comments

  1. How can I make this chocolate? How much cocoa can I add?

    Reply
    • Great question! I just added a chocolate variation in the recipe notes. Thanks for asking and enjoy!

      Reply
  2. 5 stars
    Used this for my daughter’s birthday cake. It was so smooth and yummy! Frosted easily and also piped with it. I subbed homemade vegan butter for ghee

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    • Aw, I love that this was literally the icing on the cake for your daughter’s birthday. Happy it was an easy, delicious solution. Thank you for the review!

      Reply
  3. Can you pipe this frosting?

    Reply
    • You sure can! I do so regularly. And you can always put it in the fridge for a bit if it’s not holding shape.

      Reply

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