Royal Frosting (Dairy-Free)

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by piranhabriana

This is just a basic frosting, more airy than creamy. Can be flavored with 1 tsp of any kind of extract. Non-dairy!

Top Review by bakingz4me

I needed a milk-free recipe for my son's birthday party because he has several friends who are lactose intolerant and/or have milk allergies/reactions. This was pretty quick (beating time will likely vary--about 10-12 minutes for me), easy, and delicious! I made the recipe just as it is--no additions or substitutions. It is definitely light and airy which worked well for me because I used it to frost angel food cupcakes. They were a hit! I actually enjoyed the frosting so much that after the party I used the remainder of the frosting as a "dip" for the leftover cupcakes. I will say that I liked it better when used the first day. It hardens some by the second day, but is still on the light side, like a crisp meringue. It was too sugary sweet for my taste after it set overnight, but I'd still use this recipe again. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together, adding boiling water last.
  2. Beat on high for 6-10 minutes until frosting forms peaks.

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