Menu Close

Lemon Coconut Milk Buttercream Frosting (Vegan, Dairy Free)

This vegan coconut milk buttercream icing is totally plant-based, great to top any cake or dessert! A light and creamy vegan buttercream icing.

dairy free buttercream frosting icing vegan gluten free coconut milk coconut cream plant based veganuary cake decorating cupcakes cakes
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Herbeevore and our beehives!
I decided to have a little fun decorating a vegan birthday cake, and wanted to experiment with making a vegan buttercream icing to frost the cake with.  Instead of making a traditional buttercream with real butter, I used coconut milk which has a great consistency. This was a fantastic and flavorful alternative to canned frosting. It was sweet and had a really nice tang, which paired well with my cake!  Even my frosting-loving husband gave it a 10/10!

This Lemon Coconut Milk Butter Cream Frosting Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • Airy
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free!

buttercream with no butter coconut milk cream vegan no dairy gluten free healthy

One of the BEST Pantry Staple Buttercream Recipes

This vegan coconut milk buttercream recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

 

lemon coconut buttercream recipe healthy vegan gluten free dairy free fresh lemon juice and coconut milk canned

What’s In This Dairy Free Buttercream Icing?

vegan coconut milk buttercream frosting icing butter cream dairy free gluten free healthy plant based dessert cake buttercream

Easy Weeknight Vegan Buttercream Coconut Milk Frosting

This coconut milk buttercream is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in under 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a from-scratch icing but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering from a bakery!

Make Buttercream Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan coconut milk frosting is a totally decadent dessert. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

vegan cake with buttercream recipe healthy dairy free icing no butter coconut milk coconut cream canned healthy icing cruelty free recipes

How Do I Make This Vegan Buttercream Icing?

  1. In a large bowl, add the coconut milk, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  2. Whip with a hand mixer for 3 minutes until the icing is light and fluffy.
  3. If the frosting is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar until buttercream begins to thicken.

Other Vegan Dessert Recipes You’ll Love!

Farmhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Vegan, GF Options)

Vegan Walnut Fudge Recipe (Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Pumpkin Spice Bread (Vegan, Egg Free, Dairy Free)

Brownies with Granola (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

& read through my Top 125 Vegan Pantry Staple Ingredients & Recipes that I stock my pantry with!

vegan birthday cake recipe with vegan buttercream frosting cake icing cake decorating nailed it healthy pantry staple buttercream recipes no butter no dairy free easy vegan

Get the Same Ingredients I Used For My Vegan Butter Cream Frosting with Coconut Milk:

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free coconut milk icing recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

And let’s stay in touch – make sure to sign up for my newsletter to get healthy recipes delivered fresh to your inbox. And don’t forget to follow over on Pinterest, Instagram , & Twitter– I’d love to connect with you there! 

vegan coconut milk buttercream frosting icing butter cream dairy free gluten free healthy plant based dessert cake buttercream

Coconut Milk Frosting (Vegan)

The Herbeevore
This vegan coconut milk buttercream icing is totally plant-based, great to top any cake or dessert! A light and creamy vegan buttercream icing. Instead of making a traditional buttercream with real butter, I used coconut milk which has a great consistency.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 8 servings
Calories 46 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the coconut milk, powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  • Whip with a hand mixer for 3 minutes until the icing is light and fluffy.
  • If the frosting is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar until buttercream begins to thicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 3mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword butter cream icing with coconut milk, buttercream with coconut milk, coconut milk butter cream icing frosting, coconut milk buttercream, coconut milk frosting, coconut milk icing, dairy free buttercream, gluten free buttercream icing recipe, vegan buttercream icing, vegan cake frosting recipe
Did You Make This Recipe?Tag me @theherbeevore in your photo on Instagram and I'll feature you in my stories!

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The Herbeevore and our beehives!

Posted in American, Desserts, Easy Weeknight Meals, For Entertaining, Gluten Free, Holiday Recipes, No Cook Recipes, Pantry Recipes, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

4 Comments

  1. Pingback:S'mores Rice Krispie Treats Recipe (Vegetarian)

  2. Pingback:Instant Pot Chocolate Rice Pudding Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  3. Pingback:Healthy Pumpkin Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

  4. Pingback:Healthy Edible Brownie Batter (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole30)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.