This is the ultimate vegan strawberry frosting recipe. It’s creamy, perfectly sweet, and can be used on all sorts of cakes and cupcakes. You will love it!
Cupcakes, anyone? Why yes I don’t mind if I do! I”ll actually take two! 🙂 Sometimes just adding a little something extra like pureed fruit will add immense flavor!
We are breaking out the strawberries to enhance the flavor of our already amazing frosting!
How to Make Vegan Strawberry Frosting
Normally frosting is made with either cream cheese or butter and powdered sugar. So how do you make vegan frosting? I’ll share my recipe – it turns out just as creamy and amazing.
Here is what you will need to make vegan strawberry frosting.
- Vegan shortening
- Vegan margarine
- Powdered sugar
- Coconut milk
- Pureed fresh strawberries
The coconut milk is what really makes this frosting taste creamy. And don’t forget the fresh strawberries. That puree adds some natural sweetness and fiber. Plus, you just can’t beat the real natural flavors of the berries.
Need some frosting tips? Check out How To Frost A Naked Cake!
In your mixer, beat the shortening and margarine until combined.
Add your powdered sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes.
Next, add your vanilla, coconut milk and strawberry puree and beat on medium speed for 7-8 minutes. The consistency of the frosting really changes as you get closer to 7 minutes. Take your time, wait, it will happen 🙂
Add to cupcakes or cake and ENJOY!
Tips To Make This Frosting
- Feel free to adjust the amount of strawberry puree to deepen the red color and flavor of your frosting. If you add more be sure to add it in very small increments so you don’t end up with runny frosting!
- If your frosting in thinner than your like, add in one more cup of powdered sugar.
- The temp in the room and/or humidity will affect this recipe. If your recipe is too runny, put the bowl in the fridge to chill then rewhip. Frosted cake/cupcakes should be kept cool in the fridge.
Can I Make This Frosting Ahead Of Time?
Yes! And you absolutely should. Whether you are making these cupcakes for a birthday party, a Mother’s Day brunch, or just a day that ends in Y making your buttercream ahead of time is always recommended. You can get ahead of your baking schedule this way.
Just simply store the frosting in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. You may need to stir or whip this again to get it back to a spreadable (or pipeable) consistency.
More Berry Recipes To Try
- Easy Roasted Strawberry Shake- Single Serve!
- Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
- Mixed Berry Fruit Salad
- Raspberry French Toast Bake
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
More Vegan Dessert Recipes To Try
Here are a few more vegan dessert recipes you may want to break out that mixer for:
Strawberry Frosting – Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipe
- 1/2 cup vegan shortening
- 1/2 cup vegan margarine
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla
- 1-2 T of coconut milk or your favorite sub
- 1/2 cup pureed fresh strawberries
- In your mixer, beat the shortening and margarine until combined.
- Add your powdered sugar and beat for 3-4 minutes.
- Next, add your vanilla, coconut milk and strawberry puree and beat on medium speed for 7-8 minutes. The consistency of the frosting really changes as you get closer to 7 minutes. Take your time, wait, it will happen 🙂
- Add to cupcakes or cake and ENJOY!
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