Vegan Buttercream Frosting

"A perfect vegan buttercream frosting recipe with only three ingredients, easily pipable, and with options to create colored frostings using whole healthy unprocessed foods."
-- @greensmoothiegourmet
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 16

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  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cups shortening
  • 3 tablespoons cashew milk


  • Step 1

    Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Then, using a mixer, blend up the butter until it is creamy. Add in the rest of the ingredients except for the milk, and blend until smooth.

  • Step 2

    The number of tbsp of milk you need depends on the water content of your vegan butter. If your frosting seems too dry, at a bit more powdered sugar. A sturdy creamy texture is important for piping. If the frosting is too stiff, the piped edges will crack. If the frosting is too fluid, the piping shape won't hold.

  • Step 3

    Cover frosting bowl with a soaking-wet paper towel until you are ready to pipe.

  • Step 4

    You can refrigerate this frosting for a week, or freeze for a few months. But I get best piping results piping it right after making it.

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