When I began this vegan recipe blog I had no idea I would become a frosting expert! Well I’m not an expert technically ha ha. Keep scrolling for this Vegan Kiwi Fruit Buttercream Frosting Recipe!
But I have learned to lean into whatever my readers are most interested in. So far my most popular recipes to date are my vegan buttercream frostings!
One being Vegan Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting and the other being Vegan Blackberry Buttercream Frosting. Obviously if they are vegan neither actually contain butter or cream.
Buttercream frosting is a type of frosting that is really thick and fluffy. The kind you can fill up and decorate a layer cake with. Simply calling it Frosting wouldn’t describe it’s delicious texture and consistency!
I mentioned my two top buttercream frosting recipes but I also have a few others.
I made chocolate, strawberry, mocha latte, and even sour patch kids flavor! The beautiful colors that came out naturally into the frosting inspired me to use more beautifully colored fruits. That is why I’m going this kiwi fruit frosting.
Another white ingredient for this frosting is Smuckers Marshmallow Topping. Due to the fact that it doesn’t contain gelatin it’s completely vegan.
Marshmallows are generally not vegan due to the fact they contain gelatin. The gelatin creates the shape and texture. However Smuckers marshmallow topping does not need gelatin.
Another ingredient is vegetable shortening. It is thick and creamy. This vegan product makes your frosting gooey and fluffy. It’s perfect for this Vegan Kiwi Fruit Buttercream Frosting Recipe.
Sure you can use vegan butter instead of vegetable shortening however let me tell you why that’s a bad idea! Firstly butter (vegan or not) is just simply not as thick and fluffy.
But most importantly vegetable shortening is white almost even a clearish color. This is perfect for absorbing the colors of the fruit!
Vegetable Shortening is hydrogenated fat made from vegetable oil. Therefor Frostings become thicker and more stable. It basically has no taste or smell.
Vegetable shortening is a great for Vegan Kiwi Fruit Buttercream Frosting RecipeIt is solid at room temperature and does not need refrigeration. Therefore you can Store it up to one year.
The next ingredient is powdered sugar. Powdered sugar is also called confectioners sugar or icing sugar. It is made by grinding sugar into a powder. You can actually make it at home. Just put granulated sugar in a coffee grinder!
This kiwi frosting is so easy and tasty.
First blend vegetable shortening by itself to break it up.
Add Smuckers marshmallow topping and blend.
Add kiwi fruit and blend.
Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time and blend on low until to avoid powder sugar explosion.
Once sugar is completed combined blend on high until thick and fluffy!
I wrote the first part of this content before actually making the kiwi fruit frosting. The green color didn’t come through as much as I would have wanted but it’s still very lovely!
I like the way the kiwi fruit seeds are peppered throughout. Kiwi fruit frosting seems like a spring and summer friendly recipe.
Therefore my plan is to bake a pineapple layer cake to frost it on. When I’m done with that recipe I’ll post a picture and link at the bottom of this post!