Vegan Meringue Frosting with Aquafaba
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Vegan Vanilla Meringue Frosting Made with Aquafaba

Aquafaba gives the structure you need in this vegan vanilla meringue frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aquafaba meringue, vegan frosting, vegan vanilla frosting recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Stef


  • liquid from a 15 ounce can of chickpeas garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste vanilla extract will also work


  • In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk chickpea liquid for two minutes on high speed.
  • Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at time.
  • Mix in cream of tartar.
  • Keep mixing until stiff peaks form. This takes around 10 minutes.
  • Mix in vanilla bean paste.
  • Pipe on cupcakes.
  • If desired, use a culinary torch to create a toasted look.
  • Eat immediately.


This frosting lasts about 20 minutes on the counter or about two hours in the refrigerator before collapsing. If you aren't planning to eat the cupcakes immediately, don't frost them. Instead, place the bowl of frosting in the refrigerator and, when ready to eat, whisk to redevelop the peaks before piping and serving.


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Potassium: 20mg | Sugar: 5g