Simple Vegan Icing

dreaming*vegan 3

"This nice icing keeps its shape. It's great for piping on cut-out cookies, yet stiff enough for making flowers. It may be too sugary to mound up on cupcakes, unless of course you have a strong sweet tooth! I like using pure bourbon vanilla extract in this."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 242 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 242 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Beat the shortening and confectioners' sugar together until the shortening has been incorporated, and the mixture is clumpy. Pour in the soy milk and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
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Reviews 9

  1. 10 Ratings


It was too thick,too sugary,and wasn't very creamy. I choose this recipe because I am lactose intolerant,but after tasting this,I think I'll take the chance with regular icing.

My Daisy Catering

I doubled this recipe, used 6.5 cups of powdered sugar, subbed almond milk for the soy & added 1/2 tsp imitation butter flavoring- REALLY GOOD! Used it on cupcakes for my kids birthday & no one knew it was vegan. I'll definitely use it again!

The Weaver

Just bad. I ended up throwing a majority of it away then adding flour and soy milk to it. Really the confectioners sugar is too too much, it only needs about 1/4 of what the recipe calls for.