dairy free cream cheese frosting

Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting is very easy and quick. Use on any cakes or cupcakes that call for regular cream cheese frosting. Unlike other allergy friendly frostings this one is sturdy, can be dyed, and, delicious. The frosting only uses 5 ingredients and can be flavored with your favorite flavors or used plain

Dairy Free Cream Cheese

I used Violife cream cheese alternative for the first time and I must say I was not disappointed. You can use your favorite one. Use both the cream cheese and the dairy free butter at room temperature.

Corn Free Icing Sugar

My kids are not allergic to corn so we can easily use regular icing sugar without any problem, but I do understand some people may be allergic to corn. While not all icing sugar may contain cornstarch but some do, so if you cannot have corn starch then one hack is to make the powdered sugar at home using granulated sugar. Just grind the required amount of the sugar in a coffee grinder to make a fine powder.

Dairy Free Cream

This recipe has liquid added in the form of dairy free cream alternative. You can use dairy free milk instead but the consistency will be thinner and runny as the dairy free milk have more water content. This is why I used dairy free cream instead, this gives the frosting the right consistency.

Making the frosting thicker

This recipe already makes a nice thick frosting, but if needed you can add more powdered sugar to make the cream cheese frosting even thicker.  I recommend adding about 2 Tablespoons at a time until the desired thickness is reached. 

How to store the dairy free cream cheese frosting?

The frosting can be covered and stored for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer. After freezing, thaw in the refrigerator then beat the frosting for a few seconds so it’s creamy again.

Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time





Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting is very easy and quick. Use on any cakes or cupcakes that call for regular cream cheese frosting.


  • 1/3 cup dairy free cream cheese alternative

  • 3 tablespoons dairy free butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 tablespoons dairy free cream

  • 2 cups icing sugar


  • Beat the cream cheese, vanilla and butter with an electric mixer, until smooth
  • Add in the sugar and milk.
  • Beat for 5 minutes, ready!dairy free cream cheese frosting in a bowl

Recipe Video

Cook’s Notes

  • Use the cream cheese and butter at room temperature
  • Add more icing sugar for a thicker consistency
  • Use dairy free cream instead of milk

Nutrition Facts

12 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 4g 7%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Sodium 58mg 3%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 1mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
    • Sugars 20g
  • Vitamin A 3%
  • Calcium 1%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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  1. Thank you so much for this!! I’ve always had a hard time getting the right consistency for vegan frosting – and your recipe turned out perfectly!

  2. This is a great alternative for those with dairy sensitivities. I’m sharing this recipe with my sister as my niece cannot eat dairy. The best part is the 5 minutes prep…love it!!

  3. What a healthy version of the cream it is! Next time I make a sponge cake, I will use it! Thanks for posting. 🙂

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