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Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 7 cups 1x


This is my basic dairy-free vanilla frosting sized up to make enough to frost an 8 layer rainbow cake.




  1. Cream the margarine and shortening until fluffy.
  2. Add the salt and powdered sugar slowly. You can add a little of the dairy-free milk as you are trying to mix in all the powdered sugar if things get too thick.
  3. Once all the powdered sugar is mixed in, you can start adding dairy-free milk until you get the frosting thickness you want. Sometimes I like it dense, sometimes I like it fluffy and mousse-like.


This makes a boatload of frosting,  but it’s always better to have too much frosting than not enough. You can refrigerate or freeze extras for another day. 

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dairy free frosting, dairy free icing, vegan frosting