Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

Delicious and Creamy Dairy-Free and Sugar-free Vanilla Frosting Recipe perfect for cakes, cupcakes, whoopie pies, or cinnamon rolls. Gluten-free, THM-S

Dairy-free vanilla frosting with carrot cake. Sugar-free, Gluten-free #dairyfreedessert #sugarfreedessert #healthydessert #trimhealthymama

(This post contains affiliate links. Any purchases you make through my links will provide me with a small commission at no extra charge to you. Thank you for your support!  I appreciate it so much! See my disclosure policy here.)

Dairy-free Vanilla Frosting inside a Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pie. Dairy-free frosting. Sugar-free, gluten-free #dairyfreedessert #sugarfreedessert #trimhealthymama #healthydessert


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.

This Vanilla Frosting goes wonderfully with my Spice Cake Recipe , Carrot Cake, or Peppermint Whoopie Pies. I’ve also slathered it on warm cinnamon rolls. Yum!



Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

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

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Category: Dessert



  1. Put all ingredients, except coconut oil, in medium size bowl and beat until smooth by hand or with a hand mixer.
  2. Add in the melted coconut oil and mix until well blended.
  3. Use to frost cakes, cupcakes, or use as a cream filling for whoopie 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.



  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!!

  7. Joy

    Hi! Do you find that this frosting leaves a waxy feeling in the mouth because of the palm shortening?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Joy, I don’t know that I would call it waxy, but it does have a slightly different feel than icing made with dairy. I wish there was something that we could make that was exactly like dairy based frosting but this is a lovely alternative.

  8. Dee

    This looks good! Have you used this as a base to make chocolate or peanut butter frosting?

    • MamaShire (Author)

      Hi Dee,

      I haven’t yet, but it sounds great! I’ll put it on my list.


You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

All Content Copyright © 2015 by MamaShire
Design by Emily Rose