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Vegan vanilla frosting on a gluten free banana cake.

Get the Recipe: Vegan Vanilla Frosting - 3 Ingredients!

This super easy Vegan Vanilla Frosting is made with only 3 ingredients. This homemade frosting is smooth, creamy and perfect for any cake, cupcake, or cookie!
5 from 3 votes



  • First, use a can of coconut milk that is completely chilled.
  • Open can of coconut milk. Using a spoon, scoop out the hardened part on top. Discard or reuse liquid on bottom of can.
  • Next, add hardened milk, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a stand mixer. Whip on medium/high for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Finally, add to piping bag and frost cake, cupcakes or cookies!


  • It is VERY important to use chilled coconut milk.
  • Use only the hardened part of the coconut milk.  This is the top hardened part of milk in the can.  Discard or reuse the remaining liquid that is in the bottom of the can.  (See photos above)
  • Whip until frosting is light and fluffy.
  • This recipe makes enough to frost 8 to 10 cupcakes or cookies, or one small cake.
Calories: 102kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 111mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 2mg