Words simply cannot do this amazingly delicious chocolate frosting justice.
I am fanatic about buttercream frostings. Basically, if its loaded with butter and sugar, and is creamy I will drooool. As crazy as I am about chocolate (serious self proclaimed chocoholic here) I’ve never really gotten excited over chocolate icing. I’ve always fancy’d myself a strawberry, cream cheese, and go-to vanilla icing gal, but this yummy chocolate frosting changed that for good.
A lot of chocolate frostings out there are overly processed, and overly sweet, in my opinion. This chocolate frosting is not too sweet or too bitter, but just right. You can taste the genuine flavor of the raw cocoa rather than a mouthful of confectioners sugar with a chocolate flavoring. The creamy coconut milk gives this frosting a lighter, more airy consistency that is very pleasing.
Oh, and if you’re not a big coconut fan, don’t worry, you won’t taste any coconut in this frosting, just pure chocolatey goodness!
I warn you, you may have a hard time not eating a whole batch of this frosting by the spoonful!
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free
2 tbsp vegan butter or unrefined coconut oil, softened
1 cup vegan, gluten free powdered sugar
1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (preferably refrigerated overnight to make heavy cream)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of salt
Note- you could probably use light coconut milk, but I’ve only ever made this with full-fat so I can’t guarantee you’d get the same results.
Take your refrigerated coconut milk, carefully open the can and scoop out the thick top layer (if your milk is not solid, it’s ok, it will still work just fine the frosting just won’t be as fluffy/thick). Save the coconut water at the bottom for later use, or drink it straight from the can. Using an electric or stand mixer, combine butter with sugar and blend together on low until smooth consistency forms. As you mix butter and sugar, add in your coconut milk and vanilla, and continue to mix until blended well. Add in cocoa powder and salt and continue to blend, increasing speed to medium until smooth and whipped consistency is achieved. Chill for best results. Enjoy!