This rich and creamy chocolate mint dairy free frosting will blow your mind. Everyone—and I mean everyone—in your life who likes chocolate will love this recipe.
It’s not just for frosting cake and cupcakes either…
There should be nothing to stop you from spreading a thick layer of dairy free frosting on top of sprouted whole grain toast in the morning. And, if you’ve got kids, I guarantee they will eat their apple and pear slices if you serve it with a little mini cup of frosting on the side (wink). I can also tell you that a spoonful swirled into steel cut oats is sinfully delish!
Dairy Free Frosting Minus the Palm Shortening
The frosting does taste incredible, but so does most frosting. What will really blow your mind is that this frosting is made with 100% wholesome ingredients and no refined palm shortening either!
I mention refined palm shortening here specifically only because I notice a lot of alternative bakers (vegans, Paleo, grain-free, etc.) are using palm shortening in their recipes lately. But any palm shortening that is white in color is highly refined and therefore an empty calorie ingredient that is devoid of nutrients and antioxidants (click HERE to read more about the only unrefined palm oil product I personally eat.)
Instead of using refined palm shortening, I get the same rich and creamy texture from a blend of pureed cashews and superfood “Coconut Butter” (also known as “Coconut Manna”). Coconut butter is unprocessed and made from pureed coconuts. It has zero trans fats and truly is the perfect consistency for making healthy, dairy free frosting.
And, if you need a cake to spread your frosting on top of, check out this recipe for Healthy Chocolate Cake with Mint.
Ok, on with the recipe!Print
Chocolate Mint Frosting
- 1/4 cup packed fresh mint
- 3/4 cup cashews (preferably soaked for 3 to 5 hours and then rinsed and drained)
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter (such as Nutiva brand)
- Pinch of unrefined sea salt
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons water (plus 1 more tablespoon, if necessary)
- Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender (such as a Vitamix) and process until smooth and creamy. Note: You will probably need to start and stop the blender several times and push the ingredients down with a spatula.