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Someone frosting a sugar cookie with dairy free frosting.

Dairy Free Frosting

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


Dairy-Free Frosting – a simple, easy dairy free frosting recipe that is perfect for sugar cookies and Holiday cut out cookies!


  • 1/4 cup plant butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened almond milk, divided


  1. Add plant butter and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl. Beat with hand mixer until well combined.
  2. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon almond milk; beat until creamy.
  3. Add another 1/2 cup powdered sugar and another teaspoon almond milk; beat again until creamy. 
  4. Add additional almond milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until the frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. To thicken add additional powdered sugar.
  5. Use on your favorite sugar cookie recipe! 


  • Plant Butter: I used Miyokos plant butter, but feel free to use any kind!
  • Storage: you can easily store this dairy free frosting in the fridge for 1 week or in the freezer for 1 month.
  • Serving Suggestion: you can use this frosting on any of your favorite baked goods – we especially love it on these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies!