Frosting made from whole foods? Yes. It’s a thing. Get the fluff, with none of the guff with this delicious frosting; a more than worthy substitute for one packed with icing sugar, synthetic butter alternatives and artificial food coloring. So pretty. So delicious. And all with less than a teaspoon of added natural sweetener per serving.

Blueberry Lemon Swirl Frosting [Vegan]

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Serves

About 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in water for 8 hours, then drained
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Finely grated zest of half a large lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries, crushed to a powder (or more for a deeper color)
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Preparation

  1. Add the cashews, oil, cream, syrup, vanilla, juice, zest and salt to a high-powered blender. Blitz until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula to ensure that everything is incorporated.
  2. Transfer the frosting to a mixing bowl, then place it in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove the frosting and use an electric handheld whisk to whip until thick, about a minute or two.
  3. Return the mix to the freezer for 15 minutes and then whip again until fluffy. Coconut oil and cream are very temperature-sensitive, so if this frosting is not cold enough, it won't thicken and fluff up to a pipeable consistency and if too cold, it will be granular and "bitty" if you try to pipe it.
  4. Pop half the frosting in a separate bowl and whisk in the crushed blueberries. Add the blueberry portion of the frosting back to the rest of the frosting, and run a spoon through it to create a swirl (without completely blending the two together).
  5. Your two-tone frosting is now ready to be piped or spread onto treats of your choice.
  6. If spreading the frosting, make sure you get a little of the blueberry and a little of the vanilla frosting onto your knife/spoon/spatula. If piping, spoon the frosting into your piping bag, ensuring you include amounts of both the blueberry and vanilla frosting.

Notes

Recipe Notes: Store unused frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. The frosting will harden as it chills. If storing in the fridge for later use, allow it to be at room temperature for 20 minutes before using.

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