This homemade vegan strawberry frosting recipe is a guaranteed hit! Delight your tastebuds with this velvety, fluffy, and flavorful buttercream goodness. Whether you use freshly picked or frozen strawberries to make it, the result will be simply delicious.
You will be amazed at just how easy it is to make this delicious vegan frosting! With only four simple ingredients, you’ll have a perfect topping for cakes and cupcakes in no longer than 15 minutes.
Once you’ve perfected this vegan strawberry frosting recipe, try mixing things up by substituting strawberries for some of your favorite fruits and savor an endless array of delicious flavor combinations.
Ingredients for Vegan strawberry buttercream frosting
- ¾ cup (200g) of fresh strawberries
- ¾ cup (180g) of vegan butter (must be still hard)
- 4 cups (400g) organic powdered sugar
Vegan Strawberry Frosting Recipe
Step 1: make the strawberry puree
To make the strawberry puree, begin by blending the fresh strawberries in a food processor. Pulse on low until only small bits remain.
Add the vegan butter to a mixing bowl and cream using an electric mixer on low speed for about 1 minute. Then increase the mixer speed to high and whisk for 5 minutes until the texture becomes nice and creamy.
When the butter starts to break up, add half of the powdered sugar (2 cups) and continue to cream.
Add the fresh strawberry puree and continue to whisk. Then add the remaining powdered sugar and whisk some more.
Your vegan strawberry frosting is now ready for spreading on your favorite vegan cake or cupcakes.
The vegan strawberry buttercream frosting is very versatile and can be paired with many different vegan desserts. Some of my favorites are:
- Vegan strawberry cake
- Vegan strawberry cupcake
- Cinnamon rolls
Expert tips and substitutes
Freeze dried strawberry powder: if you can’t get your hands on any fresh strawberries, you can use freeze-dried strawberries. For this recipe, you will need 2 tablespoons of freeze dried strawberry powder.
Vegan margarine: this would not be my first choice, but if you only have vegan margarine, then use that as a substitute for vegan butter. However, I would recommend that you add a little more powdered sugar and keep the vegan strawberry frosting cool, to make sure it doesn’t get too runny.
Storing: If you are making your vegan strawberry frosting in advance, you can store it in an airtight container, it will keep in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you are reusing the strawberry frosting from the freezer, make sure to let it thaw at room temperature.
Mixing bowl to mix all the ingredients together
Electric mixer to cream the butter and other ingredients