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Sinless Smooth and Sweet Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting

Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting

Go on – eat spoonful after spoonful of this dairy-free chocolate frosting – it’s OK.  The dairy-free frosting is made using the fat from nuts (cashews specifically).  To create this Nutella-like frosting that’s light, decadent, sinless, and vegan-friendly, simply soak cashews overnight to soften them, then blend the cashews with water, a touch of brown sugar, and cocoa powder.  Watch out: once you try it, this dairy-free frosting might permanently overthrow your current chocolate buttercream to become your new favorite frosting.  I made more dairy-free chocolate frosting than I needed and Jonathan and I have been spreading it on graham crackers all week.

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting
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Sinless Smooth and Sweet Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting

To create this Nutella-like frosting that's light, decadent, sinless, and vegan-friendly, simply soak cashews overnight to soften them, then blend the cashews with water, a touch of brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy-free chocolate frosting, dairy-free frosting recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 217kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsalted cashews soaked overnight in a bowl of water
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  • Pipe or spread on anything and everything!

Notes

The frosting is not overly stiff. If you prefer a stiffer frosting, use less water.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sinless Smooth and Sweet Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 252mg7%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Nutella-like frosting that’s light, decadent, sinless, and vegan-friendly! This dairy-free frosting might permanently overthrow your chocolate buttercream to become your new favorite frosting! Definitely, a must try quick and easy recipe!
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