Vegan Buttercream Frosting Without Shortening

Vegan Buttercream Frosting Without Shortening

Want to know the best recipe for buttercream frosting? Then, read more to learn how to make vegan buttercream frosting without shortening. This vegan frosting recipe is super easy to make, with a preparation time of fewer than fifteen minutes. Not only that but also it is excellent for cakes and cupcakes. Besides, it is so delectable that you can’t help but eat it off the spoon. You can also put your favorite add-ins like sprinkles into this recipe. Doing this makes it extra fun and special for your kids.   

Remember that not all frostings are dairy-free. Though numerous store-bought frostings are dairy-free, it would be best to check the labels. In addition to that, homemade frostings usually contain cream cheese or butter. Therefore, it is not dairy-free.

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Vegan Butter for Dairy Free Frosting

Essentially, vegan butter is not technically butter because it does not contain dairy. Therefore, it has the consistency of margarine rather than butter. Because of that, you will need high-fat butter in this recipe. So, use Earth Balance, Country Crock Plant Butter, and Miyoko because they contain 79 to 80 percent fat. 

The difference between traditional and dairy-free buttercream is that you can substitute dairy butter with vegan butter. In addition, you can replace the whipping cream or milk with non-dairy milk. 

Use room-temped or softened vegan butter for making the vegan buttercream frosting. And make sure not to microwave frozen butter because it will make the buttercream mixture runny.

Vegan Butter for Dairy Free Frosting

What You Will Need To Follow This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2pcs of vegan butter (230 grams) at room temperature; the preferred brands are Miyokos, Earth balance, and Country Crock Plant Butter.
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract (5 ml)
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups sifted organic vegan-friendly powdered sugar, about 450g
  • 2-3 tablespoons full fat coconut milk or any other dairy-free milk

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer 
  • Rubber spatula
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring spoons

Measuring Cups: U-Taste 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set of 10 Piece

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a bowl, place the butter and half of the powdered sugar. Then, utilize a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment and combine the butter and sugar.

Step 2

Start with low. Then, mix until everything incorporates well. Make sure to this slowly to avoid having a gritty mixture.

Step 3

Pour the remaining half of the powdered sugar and mix on low until completely incorporated.

mixing to incorporate sugar

Step 4

Add the vanilla extract and the full-fat coconut milk to the mixture. 

Step 5

If you think the mixture is too thick for your liking, add one tablespoon of additional milk. Do that till the consistency satisfies you. Or, if you think that it is not thick enough, you can add more sugar. Doing that achieves a stiff peak of the medium peak.

Step 6

With the use of a rubber spatula, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.

Step 7

Once you combined everything, you can use it immediately or store it in the refrigerator to save it later. 

Tips and Tricks for Vegan Frosting

If you cannot find high-fat vegan butter, you can use any vegan butter. Although, you will not achieve the same results since it will not be the same. As a result, it will be a lot softer. 

Furthermore, avoid leaving the vegan buttercream frosting at room temperature for a long period. Keep that in mind to stop the buttercream frosting from spoiling or melting. That is why you should use the frosting immediately before storing it in the refrigerator.

To store your vegan buttercream frosting, place it in a bowl with an airtight lid. Likewise, you can cover it with plastic wrap. In that regard, the vegan buttercream frosting will last in the refrigerator for a month. And it can last for about six months in the freezer. So with that, make sure to stir the mixture before you use it for frosting. 

Tips and Tricks for Vegan Frosting

Sifting the powdered sugar before incorporating it with the butter will help avoid getting clumps in the mixture. The quality of powdered sugar is also one thing to consider. Also, it would help to mix in extra powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin. Do this till you achieve the appropriate consistency. In addition to that, you can chill the vegan frosting till the fat solidifies. However, it will only be a temporary fix. 

Moreover, to achieve different flavors in your frosting, you can substitute milk with flavored liquid like fruit juice. In addition to that, you can use jellies, coffee, and jams. Likewise, if you wonder if you can add color to your frosting, you sure can. That is why I recommend using gel powder over liquid coloring. Finally, and most importantly, make sure it is vegan. 

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Vegan Buttercream Frosting Without Shortening

Want to know the best recipe for buttercream frosting? Then, read more to learn how to make vegan buttercream frosting without shortening. This vegan frosting recipe is super easy to make, with a preparation time of fewer than fifteen minutes. Not only that but also it is excellent for cakes and cupcakes. Besides, it is so delectable that you can’t help but eat it off the spoon. You can also put your favorite add-ins like sprinkles into this recipe. Doing this makes it extra fun and special for your kids.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Buttercream Frosting Without Shortening
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pcs of vegan butter 230 grams at room temperature; the preferred brands are Miyokos, Earth balance, and Country Crock Plant Butter.
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract 5 ml
  • 3 ½ to 4 cups sifted organic vegan-friendly powdered sugar about 450g
  • 2-3 tablespoons full fat coconut milk or any other dairy-free milk

Instructions

  • In a bowl, place the butter and half of the powdered sugar. Then, utilize a stand mixer equipped with a paddle attachment and combine the butter and sugar.
  • Start with low. Then, mix until everything incorporates well. Make sure to this slowly to avoid having a gritty mixture.
  • Pour the remaining half of the powdered sugar and mix on low until completely incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the full-fat coconut milk to the mixture.
  • If you think the mixture is too thick for your liking, add one tablespoon of additional milk. Do that till the consistency satisfies you. Or, if you think that it is not thick enough, you can add more sugar. Doing that achieves a stiff peak of the medium peak.
  • With the use of a rubber spatula, scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Once you combined everything, you can use it immediately or store it in the refrigerator to save it later.

Notes

If you cannot find high-fat vegan butter, you can use any vegan butter. Although, you will not achieve the same results since it will not be the same. As a result, it will be a lot softer.
Furthermore, avoid leaving the vegan buttercream frosting at room temperature for a long period. Keep that in mind to stop the buttercream frosting from spoiling or melting. That is why you should use the frosting immediately before storing it in the refrigerator.
To store your vegan buttercream frosting, place it in a bowl with an airtight lid. Likewise, you can cover it with plastic wrap. In that regard, the vegan buttercream frosting will last in the refrigerator for a month. And it can last for about six months in the freezer. So with that, make sure to stir the mixture before you use it for frosting.
Sifting the powdered sugar before incorporating it with the butter will help avoid getting clumps in the mixture. The quality of powdered sugar is also one thing to consider. Also, it would help to mix in extra powdered sugar if the frosting is too thin. Do this till you achieve the appropriate consistency. In addition to that, you can chill the vegan frosting till the fat solidifies. However, it will only be a temporary fix.
Moreover, to achieve different flavors in your frosting, you can substitute milk with flavored liquid like fruit juice. In addition to that, you can use jellies, coffee, and jams. Likewise, if you wonder if you can add color to your frosting, you sure can. That is why I recommend using gel powder over liquid coloring. Finally, and most importantly, make sure it is vegan.
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