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Dairy Free Frosting

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 - 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This creamy, dairy free frosting is perfect for your next batch of cupcakes or cake. It’s easy to make and delicious – you’ll want to eat it off the spoon! Don’t forget to add some sprinkles for extra fun.


  • 1 cup vegetable shortening, or vegan butter
  • 24 tablespoons liquid of choice*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 45 cups powdered sugar
  • 34 tablespoons rainbow, optional


  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening, sour cream or yogurt and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.
  2. Add salt and powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, and mix until each addition has been fully incorporated.


*Use your favorite dairy free milk, sour cream or yogurt as liquid (amount will vary based on choice and desired frosting consistency). 

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, gluten free, egg free, easy, frosting, dessert