Easy Vegan Frosting Recipe

When I started going vegan my nonvegan friends said that you have to settle for not so tasty desserts. Most delicious desserts are made of dairy and eggs. As a dessert person, it was unacceptable for me.

Vegan Frosting Recipe

I have worked on desserts with all vegan ingredients to make sure I don’t settle for unsatisfactory desserts.

And today I am going to give your the best vegan frosting recipe. You will be able to impress your kids, guests, and even yourself with the tasty frosting. Here we go.

Easy Vegan Frosting Recipe


  • 2 sticks of vegan butter, if you are using tub butter then measure 1 cup of butter
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of non-dairy milk of your choice. If you are allergic to soy, use almond milk. If you are allergic to soy and almonds you can use coconut milk.
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract

Instructions on how to make the vegan frosting

Take two sticks of vegan butter in a mixing bowl. The butter should be at room temperature. Don’t melt the butter or you will have a mess, not frosting. Beat the vegan butter with your hand mixer until it becomes creamy in texture. If you are using a tub version then measure 16 tablespoons of one cup of vegan butter. 

When the texture becomes creamy put 1 to 2 tablespoon of powdered sugar and beat the butter again. Keep doing it until you use the whole 3 cups of powdered sugar. 

Now pour the 2 to 3 tablespoon of non-dairy milk that you have and the vanilla essence. Now beat the mixture in a high setting until you get a fluffy texture. It will not take more than 30 seconds. 

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If the frosting looks alright to you then it’s done. Most of the time it’s hard to go wrong with frosting. Still, if it looks runny then add some more powdered sugar and beat until it reaches the right consistency. If it looks too stiff then add a little more non-dairy milk and you will be sorted. 

Before putting the frosting on the cake put it in the fridge for some time to be chill. It will be easier for you to make designs if you want to. 

Can I refrigerate the vegan frosting and use it later?

Of course, you can refrigerate the frosting for 1 to 2 weeks. If it firms up too much for your liking then wait for it to reach room temperature before you put it on the cake. 

Can I leave the vegan frosting at room temperature?

You can leave your vegan frosting at room temperature. The powdered sugar along with the non-dairy milk made the frosting stabilize. It will not melt quickly like the traditional nonvegan frosting. You can leave the frosting for a day at room temperature. But keeping it in the fridge will make it easier for you to design the cake. 

What goes better with vegan frosting?

Most cakes will taste better with this vegan frosting. You can make little cupcakes and use the frosting on top. Even if you make a chocolate cake and put the vanilla vegan frosting it will taste as good as others.

Final thoughts

See how easy vegan frosting recipe was. You can make it at home and it will taste as good as the non-vegan version. You are not going to keep your dessert-loving soul unsatisfied.

Make sure you are buying the vegan powdered sugar as sometimes sugar can be non-vegan too. Or just make your powdered sugar with a high power blender. That will also save you from buying an extra thing.

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