Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting recipe made healthier. It is lower-sugar, all-natural, vegan, and gluten-free! Made with 6 basic ingredients it’s so easy, the perfect vegan chocolate frosting.
Growing up, chocolate frosting was almost a non-existent frosting option in my family. We had our traditional vanilla buttercream with just a tad of almond extract and that was the standard.
It was the cream of the crop and the bee’s knees. We would scoop our fingers into the bowl and run as our mother screamed at us to stop eating it. We would fight over who got to lick the beater clean, and that was a serious fight, my friends.
Yes, that vanilla buttercream frosting was the steady in our household and still is to-date.
One thing though: Chocolate always wins.
And this dairy-free chocolate frosting recipe is a winner.
It has all the addictive qualities of our family’s frosting–creamy, smooth, buttery, and perfectly sweet–PLUS packed with chocolate!
Again, chocolate always wins.
TIP: This can 100% be made with traditional milk and butter, if desired.
I’ve made a few adjustments to my family’s recipe these past few years, mainly making it dairy-free friendly and also lower-sugar. It became the healthier vanilla buttercream frosting used in many recipes here at VB:
Without a doubt, even with those adaptations, it is still that frosting we know and love.
By simply adding cocoa powder to the classic family frosting, this fantastic dairy-free chocolate frosting is born!
It really is that easy.
TIP: Adding even a tad bit more almond milk or moisture will result in needing much more potato starch to compensate.
TIP: Potato Starch requires about 10-15 minutes before its thickening action becomes really noticeable. If frosting is just about the consistency needed, wait 10-15 minutes before adding more. If frosting is slightly runnier than needed, continue to add extra potato starch.
Now, get at it. Take these 6-simple ingredients, make delicious dairy-free chocolate frosting, slather it onto cupcakes, cakes or simply eat it with a spoon.
Whatever you decide, just remember, chocolate always will win. Score!