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Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


This is my basic dairy-free cream cheese frosting, it goes perfectly with carrot cupcakes!




  1. Cream the cream cheese and margarine together with a mixer.
  2. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar.
  3. At this point, I just add some milk and then some powdered sugar, messing around trying to get the perfect “pipe-able” consistency. To make grass, the frosting needs to be fairly thick or your grass will turn to puddles.


This makes enough to frost generously with a knife, if you’re planning to pipe on piles of frosting, you might want to double this recipe.

See my posts on dairy-free butter and dairy-free milk alternatives if you need sources. 

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

Keywords: dairy-free cream cheese frosting, vegan cream cheese frosting