A nutritious, vegan, gluten free chocolate frosting that is made with an ingredient you’ll never guess. It’s creamy, sweetened naturally, and makes the perfect cake icing! Try using this chocolate frosting recipe on literally anything, it won’t disappoint…
Yummy Vegan Chocolate Frosting
If you have been following me for any length of time, you’ll know that I have been dairy free for a while. I got diagnosed with Crohns in 2014 and have had to make some serious life changes since that point. One of them was cutting out dairy and I was worried that my diet would just never be the same again. Would I be able to eat my favorite foods ever again?
After years of searching for the best dairy free frosting recipes at bakeries and online, I have finally created my own and I’m obsessed with it. I teamed up with supportusfarmers.com to shop local and support US Farmers to create the creamiest dairy free, vegan chocolate frosting recipe ever.
Trust me on this one, this frosting is perfect. The ingredients are minimal, there is no added sugar, and it’s super simple to make. All you need is a blender and you’re set! Hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
What to expect in vegan chocolate frosting
This recipe is made with all gluten free ingredients so it’s celiac safe.
There is no dairy here! Just ensure your chocolate chips are dairy free.
Chocolate frosting is 100% vegan created with dairy free milk and a tofu base!
Ingredients needed for chocolate frosting
- Firm Tofu
- Almond Milk
- Maple Syrup
- Chocolate Chips
- Coconut Oil
Kitchen tools needed to make frosting
You only need a few kitchen items to start making this frosting! I love how simple this recipe is in both ingredients and kitchen tools. Little fuss and little mess is all I can ask for when I step foot in the kitchen.
- food processor
- microwave safe bowl
- measuring cups: 1 tbsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, 1/4 cup, and 1 cup.
- THAT’S ALL!
How to make vegan chocolate frosting:
Start by melting your chocolate chips! You can use whatever method you prefer, I just melted them in a big microwave safe bowl in the microwave. Once melted, add in your coconut oil, mix well, and let cool.
In a food processor, combine your drained firm tofu, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
Add in the melted chocolate and blend on high until a thick, smooth, and creamy frosting is formed! Let the frosting thicken and chill in the fridge and enjoy!
This frosting is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and even just to eat with berries.
A healthier frosting recipe
In this recipe you will find a number of healthier baking ingredients. All of these were chosen to keep this recipe gluten free and dairy free along with providing extra nutrients when possible.
I love to use coconut oil when I’m cooking up something sweet. Coconut oil has better nutritional content than vegetable or canola oil and works really well with almost all my recipes. You can also use avocado oil here if you don’t have coconut oil!
When it comes to adding just a touch of sweetness to my recipes, I love using honey or maple syrup. For this recipe, I opted for maple syrup to keep it 100% vegan. I find that using either of these two sweeteners is a great way to achieve a sweet flavor in baking without having to use a lot of white sugar.
The base in this vegan frosting! A typical base for frosting is powdered sugar. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to create something with a little less sugar 🙂 Plus, tofu adds a lot of extra protein to this recipe.
Vegan Chocolate Frosting
- food processor
- large bowl
- measuring spoons
- 1 pack firm tofu
- 1/4 cup dairy free milk
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- Start by melting your chocolate chips! You can use whatever method you prefer, I just melted them in a big microwave safe bowl in the microwave. Once melted, add in your coconut oil, mix well, and let cool.
- In a food processor, combine your drained firm tofu, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
- Add in the melted chocolate and blend on high until a thick, smooth, and creamy frosting is formed! Let the frosting thicken and chill in the fridge and enjoy!
- This frosting is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and even just to eat with berries.
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