Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting: Surprise, It’s Dairy-Free!

Author Johnna


  • 8 oz . Daiya Cream Cheese Style Strawberry Spread , room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar , sifted
  • 1 stick Earth Balance vegan butter-y substitute (or 1/2 cup soy-free variety), softened
  • 1 t . vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 T. non-dairy milk of your choice


  1. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together stick of Earth Balance and Daiya Cream Cheese Style Spread. Blend on medium until well incorporated.
  2. One cup at a time, mix in powdered sugar with mixer on low. Add another cup only after the first is incorporated.
  3. Once all powdered sugar is mixed in, add vanilla.
  4. Slowly, a teaspoon at a time, add in non-dairy milk until frosting is the consistency you prefer.
  5. With mixer on medium-high to high, mix frosting until it is light and fluffy.
  6. This frosting is best kept refrigerated. It did hold up well in temperatures in the high 80s outdoors, but I wouldn't recommend it, especially if you are a heavy froster like me.