|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12g||15%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Total Carbohydrate 24g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The coconut flavor is subtle in this recipe, which may or may not be exactly what you want. For a stronger coconut flavor, try using canned coconut cream instead of coconut milk and adding just a tiny pinch of salt to bring out the flavors. If you do use coconut cream, you'll likely need to use a bit more than 1/4 cup, since the coconut cream will be thicker and denser than coconut milk.
If you need a cake to go with the frosting, try this pineapple coconut cake. You may also use the coconut milk frosting as an alternative to cream cheese frosting on a vegan carrot cake or browse through some more of the most popular and easy vegan cake recipe ideas.
You may also want to team this coconut frosting with sprinkling shredded coconut or coconut flakes on top of your dessert. That will make a nice presentation, as well as giving your topping an extra burst of coconut flavor.
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup vegan margarine (or butter substitute)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
Gather your ingredients.
Place the ingredients—powdered sugar, margarine, and coconut milk—into a bowl.
Whisk or blend together all ingredients until icing is smooth and creamy, adding more powdered sugar or liquid as needed.
Use the frosting to ice a cake, cupcakes, or other desserts. Enjoy!
- If you have difficulty getting all of the ingredients well blended by hand, you could start by mixing them together in a bowl and then transferring them to a food processor or using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer to get them well-blended.
- You wouldn't want to put the powdered sugar into a food processor or mixer bowl without having stirred it together with the margarine and coconut milk. That would result in a lot of airborne powdered sugar and a sugar-dusted kitchen to clean up.
- You will want to put on an apron before you start this recipe. Powdered sugar will be wafting around no matter how careful you are in pouring it into a bowl and gently mixing. You can also expect to have to do some clean-up of your kitchen counter afterward.