Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

Vanilla Frosting - MamaShire

This creamy and delicious frosting is my go to recipe for frosting my cakes, cupcakes, strawberry shortcakes, whoopie pies, etc. It’s dairy-free, sugar-free and did I mention it’s creamy and delicious?

The base of this dairy-free frosting is palm shortening. You should be able to find palm shortening in your local grocery store, but if not you can order it online through Amazon or Tropical Traditions. I have noticed that Tropical Traditions usually offers free shipping on the third Monday of each month.

This Vanilla Frosting goes wonderfully with my Spice Cake Recipe and Carrot Cake.


Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

Vanilla Frosting - MamaShire

The perfect frosting for your cakes, cupcakes, and whoopie pies!

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  • 1 cup palm shortening
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon powdered xylitol or Truvia
  • 4 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted


  1. Put all ingredients, except coconut oil, in medium size bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the coconut oil and mix until well blended.
  3. Use to frost cakes, cupcakes, or use as a cream filling for whoopee pies.
  4. Can be stored in a covered container on counter for a couple of days or refrigerated for up to 5 days. If stored in refrigerator, bring to room temperature before spreading.
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  1. Patty

    I am assuming that this in an “S” ? And if so, can it be made “FP” ?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Yes, this recipe is an “S”. And I don’t see anyway this recipe could be an “FP”. I wish. I would probably eat it everyday if it was! 🙂

  2. Please clarify “Can be stored on counter for a couple of or refrigerate.”

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Brenda, thanks for bringing that to my attention. Yes, that needed clarifying. I updated the post, but here is the updated info. “Can be stored in a covered container on counter for a couple of days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.”

  3. Kerry

    Is there a substitution option for the palm shortening? I don’t need dairy free

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Kerry, Briana Thomas has a vanilla frosting that is not dairy-free that you might try. You can find it on her Zucchini Bar post.

  4. Michelle

    Can u find palm shortening in stores or just online?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Michelle, yes, I’ve been able to find it in our local grocery stores. Hopefully, it will be available where you are too. If not, you might ask to see if they would start carrying it.

  5. Christy

    Can the palm oil be substituted with butter?

  6. Christy

    oops sorry, just saw your previous answer to the same question – never mind!!


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