Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting is the most simple dairy-free dessert! Add this 4-ingredient frosting to your favorite vegan cake, cookies, or donuts.
VEGAN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE
Sometimes I want a creamy dessert but I don't want all the dairy, too. Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting is the best plant-based sweet treat. You only need 4 ingredients to whip up this simple vegan frosting!
Want sugar for breakfast? I don't blame you. Use this perfect frosting with my cinnamon roll French toast casserole!
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Vegan butter: I like to soften my vegan butter to give my cream cheese frosting a firmer consistency. You can also melt it, but the icing will be thinner.
Vegan cream cheese: This tangy non-dairy cream cheese is so much like the original! You want it to be softened for the smoothest cream cheese frosting.
Vanilla extract: Vanilla is the key flavor in so many baked goods. A little goes a long way with this extract, so be careful.
Powdered sugar: This simple sweetener takes your frosting from runny to fluffy! Be sure to add a little bit of time. You can always add, but you can't remove!
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HOW DO YOU MAKE VEGAN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FROM SCRATCH
- First, beat the softened vegan butter until its fluffy.
- Then, add the vegan cream cheese to the bowl and mix until combined.
- Now, beat the vanilla extract into the cream cheese mixture.
- Finally, slowly add the powdered sugar a little at a time while mixing. If your frosting is too thin, keep adding powdered sugar!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Did you know you can make cupcakes in the air fryer? They're so easy and perfect with this 4-ingredient frosting!
Carnival food is some of the best fun food, and air fryer Oreos are a divine lower calorie take. Dip them in frosting for an extra treat!
Make these fluffy gingerbread bites for a perfect Christmas morning. The frosting swap makes them 100% vegan!
It's all about balance on a vegan charcuterie board. Add a little dessert section to yours with pretzel bites and a tangy frosting.
I love to decorate my vegan rice krispie treats, and one of the easiest ways is to dye this frosting!
WHAT IS VEGAN CREAM CHEESE MADE OF?
You can buy vegan cream cheese or make it at home.
Most homemade plant-based cream cheeses are made with cashews. They usually also include some combination of lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nondairy yogurt, white vinegar, or coconut cream.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN FROSTING PIPE-ABLE?
The key to clean piping is not what you'd think!
First, you want a solid, firm frosting. I sometimes add a little extra powdered sugar to get it extra thick.
Then, you want it super cold! Throw it in the fridge for a few minutes before piping. Warm frosting is runny frosting.
MORE YUMMY VEGAN RECIPES
This vegan chicken salad is an easy lunch and meal prep recipe! It's just like the original but made with chickpeas.
I love tofu bacon for a totally vegan BLT. It's just as smokey but no meat here.
I love corn, and this creamy grits recipe is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner! It's so easy and goes with anything.
When I need a lot of food fast, I turn to these hearty vegan burritos. Fill them with your favorite toppings and enjoy your Mexican favorites at home.
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Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
- Stand or hand mixer
- ½ cup vegan butter softened or slightly melted
- 8 ounces vegan cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter.
- Add the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
- Add the vanilla, and beat to combine.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, while mixing. You can adjust the thickness of the frosting with more powdered sugar if needed.
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Made this to put on my daughter's birthday cupcakes. It was a hit!
This frosting on some gluten free carrot cake muffins was SO perfect. I'll be making this over and over again.