How to Make Vegan Chocolate Frosting

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Frosting

How to Make Vegan Chocolate Frosting

If you’re looking for a delicious vegan chocolate frosting recipe, to use on your favorite cake, cupcakes, chocolate chip muffins, or even to just eat by itself; then keep reading for this recipe!

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This chocolate frosting is a bit healthier than the frosting you would get from the store, or even non-vegan frosting recipes; as it has no dairy or hydrogenated oils (or butter), so it has less saturated fat and no trans fats! It does still have the powdered sugar, though. So, be sure not to give too much to your kids if they are sensitive to sugar!

Now, let’s learn how to make this rich and delicious chocolate frosting, so you can see for yourself, tastes like store bought frosting!

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How to Make Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Let’s Make the Chocolate Frosting!!

To make the frosting; fill your mixing bowl with coconut cream, vanilla, and cocoa. Whisk those ingredients together and then slowly add in powdered sugar.

For the coconut cream, only use the cream, there may be some liquid on the bottom of the can, don’t use that bit!

Make sure your mixer stays on low, or 2; you don’t want the sugar to go everywhere! (When it happens once, you become very aware to not let it happen again!)

Next, melt the chocolate, either in a double boiler or in the microwave. Let cool, then mix it in with everything else.

I didn’t melt the chocolate chips all the way, so it tasted like it was chocolate chip chocolate frosting; up to you if you want that or just chocolate frosting. But, it should look like the picture below when it’s done.

Unfortunately, I don’t know how long this frosting lasts in the fridge for; it disappeared in two days in my fridge. It was also enough to frost 2 dozen cupcakes, plus a few spoonfuls to simply eat!

Make sure you cool your cupcakes before you frost them. If you don’t, the frosting will melt, and it tastes much better not melted!

vegan cupcakes and frosting

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Shawna Clapper
Once you try this frosting once, you'll be eating it plain; it's that good! Try to restrain and spread this chocolate coconut frosting on cakes, cupcakes, and more!
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 can coconut cream refrigerated overnight
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


  • Pour in the coconut cream(the whole can except the liquid on the bottom), cocoa powder and vanilla into a stand mixer with whisk attachment.
  • Mix until smooth, then start adding in the powdered sugar a little at a time on low; just to make sure it doesn't go everywhere!
  • Once that is mixed well, melt the chocolate chips either with a double boiler or in the microwave.
  • Let them cool, then add into the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Enjoy plain or spread on top of your favorite baked good!
Keyword chocolate, chocolate frosting, frosting
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Be sure to save any frosting that you don’t use on your dessert; you will not want any of this frosting to go to waste because of how delicious it is!

Let me know how you like this in the comments, or if you make any tweaks to it and how it turns out.

I hope you and your family love this vegan chocolate frosting recipe as much as we do!

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