Simple Vegan Vanilla Icing

If you’re looking for a simple vegan vanilla icing recipe that’s going to work every time, then you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve been using the ratio below for more years than I feel comfortable to share (don’t make me age myself, lol). Let’s just say, ever since I became a mom and started making food at home, I’ve been making this easy icing for muffins, cookies, and more! 

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Vanilla icing dripping down from a spoon into the white bowl it was made in.

Ingredients for Vanilla Icing (Glaze Icing)

Simple Icing ingredients laid out on a wood cutting board.

Powdered Sugar: You need powdered sugar to make this icing, there is no substitute. If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can make your own by blending together 1 cup white granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon cornstarch in a high speed blender for about 1 minute, or until it looks and feels like powdered sugar.

Almond Milk: I prefer using vanilla almond milk for this recipe as almond milk has a white color to it (sometimes soy milk will have a pink tinge to it), and the extra vanilla helps bring out a sweeter flavor. Feel free to use your favorite non-dairy milk in it’s place.

Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract can be omitted if you don’t have any, but it tastes of a more true vanilla flavor with the extract, rather than only the flavored non-dairy milk.

How to Make Vegan Icing

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Step one: Stir together all ingredients.

Yep, that’s it, one step.

Two image collage for the process of making a simple glaze, first image shows all ingredients in a bowl, second image shows it mixed.

You can make it more than one step by customizing it to your desired consistency by adding more non-dairy milk to thin it and more powdered sugar to thicken it. But, that’s the gist of it.

What to Drizzle this Vanilla Glaze Icing on

This simple vanilla icing is perfect to drizzle on top of muffins, fruit or French toast casseroles, cookies, cinnamon buns, and more!

Leave a comment with what your favorite dessert to drizzle icing on is!

How to Store Vegan Icing

Fridge: Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 1 week. I like to store in an 8 ounce mason jar.

Vegan Gingerbread Muffin on a white plate being iced with a spoon with icing dripping right above it.

More Recipes You’ll Love with This Icing

Vanilla icing drizzling down from a spoon into the white bowl it was made in.

Simple Vanilla Icing

Shawna Clapper
This simple vanilla icing is exactly that, simple! Get the right consistency every time and enjoy on top of cookies, muffins, cinnamon buns, and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Stir together all of the ingredients with a spoon.
  • If it’s too thick, add more milk 1 teaspoon at a time.
  • If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  • Continue adjusting until it’s just right for you!



Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, stir well before drizzling.
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