30 Buttercream Frostings Icings & Whipped Creams

Easy vegan whipped cream, icings, and buttercream flavours are the best homemade frostings for cakes and cupcakes. Other types are made without powdered sugar or butter – they are all dairy and egg free of course. Some dairy free toppings use coconut cream and are plant based using dates, spenda, stevia, monk fruit or natural sweet ingredients like sweet potato. My favorite vanilla glaze only needs two ingredients as well! Whatever you’re baking, these toppings are all suitable for your animal free dessert. 

My Favorite Dairy Free Toppings 

This rich, creamy chocolatey, and smooth homemade vegan ganache is made with coconut milk and chocolate chips. It is so easy to make too, drizzle on baked goods, brownies, cookies, ice cream or more for a rich treat.

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chocolate ganache

The goal with this Vanilla buttercream frosting with lemon zest was to keep it below 100 kcal, without losing any flavor! We made it and feel very happy with the result. It’s amazing for gluten-free carrot cake with it, keeping the calorie count down. 

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Vanilla With Lemon Zest


This icing is sweet, simple, and packed with fresh strawberry flavour. This topping is a heavenly way to enjoy ripe berries when they’re in season. All you need is Strawberry Puree Reduction, Cornstarch, Salt, dairy free Butter, Granulated Sugar, and Vanilla Extract.

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April Berries

Dairy free toppings like mint chocolate chip are great for piping too! All you need is vegetable shortening (like crisco), 3 cups powdered sugar, 3/4 cups cacao nibs or dairy free chocolate chips, 1 tsp mint flavored extract, and 1 tsp green food coloring (optional). It only requires 5 simple ingredients. I love it for St. Patrick’s day and Christmas time.

Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Vegan mint chip frosting
Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

One of the best and most fun flavors that’s great for cupcakes and cakes as well is Tropical Punch! The special ingredient is Kool Aid! This easy 3 ingredient glaze is made with Kool-Aid packets – which come in a variety of fun flavors. It’s a cheap simple flavor hack and is just fun for birthday parties and BBQs. It’s amazing for dairy free desserts for kids events and parties.

Vegan Tropical Punch Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Tropical punch frosting

This trick to this flavour is almond butter, smuckers marshmallow topping, and butter flavor extract. The result is absolutely heavenly and perfect on brownies and more. This one is difficult to use for piping due to the chocolate chips. That would be easily fixed by replacing it with crushed chocolate flakes.

Vegan Cookiedough Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Cookiedough
Cookie dough buttercream frosting recipe

What can be better than fresh blackberries in your favorite dessert topping. They go great on sugar cookies. BlackBerry  is perfect for Spring events like Easter and summer gatherings as well.


Strawberries are so aromatic and lovely. They make a favorite ingredient for desserts since the beginning of dessert making! I let my toddler lick the bowl and spoon after making this. She made a big pink sugary mess of course!

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
Strawberry

Vegan Buttercream Frosting like peppermint is great for the holiday seasons. I bust this frosting out during the entire holiday season.

Dairy free toppings like marshmallow fluff are so decadent and heavenly.

Homemade plant based toppings like simple coconut whipped cream can be make sugar free with stevia, spenda, or monk fruit instead.

Fun And Unique Flavours 

If you adore peanut butter desserts, such as peanut butter cups, bars, or pie, then you need to try this one! It’s perfect for chocolate flavored baked goods like brownies or devils food. It’s the most delicious, creamy, fluffy icing around. 

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Peanut Butter

No need for heavy cream when you make vegan whipped cream using aquafaba. It creates a similar texture with a nutty sweet flavor. 

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Aquafaba Whipped Cream

All you need is Medjool dates plus water for soaking (which you will throw away), plant milk, coconut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt! Trust me you will fall in love.

The lovely spice blend for this frosting includes cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice. It’s an intriguing mixture you simply must taste yourself!

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All Spices

Dairy free plant based toppings like monster mash avocado will surprise you. The flavor combinations Avocado, Lemon Juice, Vegan Butter, Vanilla Extract, Peppermint Extract, and powdered sugar is out of this world. 

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Monster Mash Avocado

This vegan Biscoff buttercream is fast and simple and requires only 3 ingredients. It’s amazing for topping all kinds of treats like cakes and cupcakes. Plus it will always hold firm at room temperature. can be frozen if you’re making it ahead of time with no issues. 

Vegan Biscoff Buttercream
Biscoff

Where to start? Nutella is heavenly because it’s creamy, sweet, and nutty. This delicious chocolate hazelnut spread is decadent in crepes, toast, cake, ice cream, and more. But Nutella does have dairy so we will simply replace it with a homemade Nutella.

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Nom Nom Nutella

One of the best and most fun flavors is this homemade frosting. Great for piping, cakes, and cupcakes too. This unique and creative flavour will delight kids and sour loving adults alike. Sour Patch Kids! Luckily my son had a bag laying around so I didn’t even have to go shopping! I thought this will either be amazing or nasty. Only one way to find out! And it turned out really good!

Sour patch kids buttercream frosting recipe
Sour Patch Kids

If you’re making coffee themed desserts like ice cream this is the whipped cream for you. I like to add it to blended coffee drinks too.

Perfect for fall and winter, pumpkin spice is perfect for muffins, breads, and coffees too. To make it sugar free just use stevia or another sugar replacement. Otherwise use powdered sugar for the best fluffiness!

Naturally Plant Based Healthy Without Powdered Sugar

All you need for sugar free icing is: sweet potato (peeled), 1/2 cup almond butter (or cashew butter), 3/4 cup dates (pitted), 1/4 cup plant milk, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 tablespoon vanilla.

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Sugar free chocolate

Dairy free toppings like this vegan sweet potato rose frosting requires no butter or oil! The color is naturally created by using purple sweet potatoes. Refined sugar-free, oil-free, and whole food plant-based.

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Sweet Potato

Amazing for plant based cupcakes and cakes. 

Best For Piping 

It’s thick and holds shape so well for piping. Not to mention the amazing taste!

Dairy free cream cheese tastes mouthwatering in this thick recipe. 

One of the best and most fun flavors this homemade vegan buttercream frosting with cream cheese and freeze dried strawberry flavor. 

This quick, easy 4-ingredient orange recipe is light, fluffy, and perfect for piping or spreading on cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more!

Plant based on a budget knows how to add lemon to a tasty topping. Try it on bundts, brownies, breads, Angel food, and more. 

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