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Vegan Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Our journey to making vegan sugar cookies for Christmas included the challenge of how to make vegan buttercream frosting. We ended up using making a vegan coconut buttercream frosting which paired well with our cookies.

Ingredients Needed For Vegan Coconut Buttercream Frosting

To make a vegan coconut buttercream frosting you need to add a few things to your pantry.

  • Coconut Butter – is made from raw dried shredded coconut. It is a delicious blend that can be used in place of butter for baking. I used the Marantha brand but have also tried the Activa brand.
  • Coconut Milk
  • Maple Syrup – you could substitute coconut sugar if you prefer
  • Powdered Sugar

Tips for Vegan Baking

I am learning that in vegan baking you look at the bowl and think this will never work, yet somehow it does. The textures are different and it takes a little practice, trial and error to find what works for you.

Softened the coconut butter by placing it in a glass bowl and microwave in a minute or 30-second intervals, but be careful not to overheat.

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Yield: 1 cup

Vegan Coconut Buttercream Frosting

plate of sugar cookies topped with Vegan Buttercream frosting

Vegan buttercream frosting using coconut butter

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk of coconut milk, or other nut milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, cream the coconut butter until smooth, about 3 to 5 minutes, with a hand blender on high speed.
  2. Add half the confectioner's sugar, half the milk, and all the vanilla and lemon juice. Combine on medium speed with the hand blender until smooth and creamy.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Blend in the remaining confectioner's sugar in 1/4 cup increments, until you get the desired results. Blend in more milk to thin out, as necessary.
  4. Divide into bowls, color and frost.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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