1/2cupfreeze dried raspberries(or other freeze dried fruit, break up full blueberries a bit)
1/2shortening(I use Spectrum Organic)
1t. vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
1/4cupunsweetened, non-dairy milk (I use almond)
1lb. powdered sugar
In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix the freeze dried raspberries until they are slightly crumbled. They do not need to be pulverized into a powder, just smaller pieces than what you started with. I let the mixer run for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add shortening and vanilla bean paste. Mix on medium until well incorporated. Add in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, allow each addition to incorporate.
Once all of the powdered sugar is mixed in, add the non-dairy milk a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. Once you get to the consistency you like, you can turn the mixer up on high and let the frosting whip for a couple of minutes to make a lighter, fluffier frosting.
Pipe or spread on the flat half of one whoopie pie and then sandwich its mate on top. Enjoy!
Recipe and Photos Copyright Johnna Wright Perry, In Johnna's Kitchen. Do not reprint without express written permission.