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Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

All you need to make delicious dairy-free cream cheese frosting at home is just 5 minutes and 4 simple ingredients! This vegan frosting is super easy to make and perfect for your favorite cupcakes, cakes and more.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword dairy-free, frosting, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 -18
Calories 236kcal


  • ½ cup vegan butter (room temperature)
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 3-4 cups organic powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Add vegan butter, vegan cream cheese and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric hand mixer until just smooth, but do not overbeat.
  • Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, whipping in between each addition, scraping down the sides as needed and continuing to mix until smooth and creamy. Add ½ to 1 cup more powdered sugar if needed to achieve desired consistency, mixing after adding.



The frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Stir before using. If it is too firm after refrigeration, allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes.
If the frosting is too soft, refrigerate in the mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes and stir before using.
To make this recipe nut-free, be sure to use a nut-free vegan butter and vegan cream cheese.
To make this recipe soy-free, ensure you are using a soy-free vegan butter and vegan cream cheese.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fiber: 1g