Delicious Banana Frosting Recipe: A Sweet Delight

Hello foodies! I am excited to share with you my latest recipe creation – Banana Frosting – Dairy Free! This frosting is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or following a plant-based diet. It is also gluten-free!

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I always try to create recipes that are both delicious and healthy. This Banana Frosting recipe is no different. It contains mashed bananas which not only add natural sweetness but also nutrients such as potassium and fiber.

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be used as frosting for banana cake, cupcakes or even as a spread on toast! It is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients.

So whether you are craving something sweet or looking for a dairy-free frosting alternative, this Banana Frosting recipe is sure to hit the spot. Let’s get started on making this tasty treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Frosting - Dairy Free
Banana Frosting – Dairy Free

Welcome to my banana frosting recipe, where I’ll highlight why you’ll love this rich and creamy frosting.

Firstly, it’s a dairy-free recipe, which serves as an excellent alternative to traditional cream cheese frosting. This recipe uses plant-based milk and vegan butter, making it suitable for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant. Plus, this dairy-free frosting is a healthier option that will undoubtedly delight your taste buds while keeping your heart happy.

Secondly, our frosting is made with natural ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen pantry. The recipe requires mashed bananas, confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract and vegan butter; all of which are common kitchen staples. It’s simple and easy to make, requiring just a bowl to whisk the ingredients together.

Finally, if you’re an avid baker who enjoys making cakes and cupcakes effortlessly without compromising on the texture and taste of the frosting, this recipe lets you do just that! The perfect accompaniment to banana cake or cupcakes banana frosting is creamy, velvety and packed with bold banana flavours: just the perfect balance between sweet and tangy with an ooey-gooey texture. Moreover, you can apply this frosting to other cake recipes such as carrot cake, banana bread or even gluten-free cake mix.

In summary:

– This is a healthy alternative to traditional cream cheese frosting.

– Its natural ingredients can be found in your kitchen pantry.

– It’s effortless to make and requires only one bowl.

– You can easily pair it with banana cakes but also use it with other cake recipes.

Here’s hoping you love it just as much as we do!

Ingredient List

 A dollop of dairy-free banana frosting on this cinnamon roll is all you need to start your day.
A dollop of dairy-free banana frosting on this cinnamon roll is all you need to start your day.

Now that we have gone over why this banana frosting dairy free recipe is so exciting to make, let’s dive into the list of ingredients you will need.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mashed banana (about 1 banana)

For the plant-based milk, you can use almond milk, soy milk or any other dairy-free substitute that you prefer. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.

You could also add a touch of cinnamon or cocoa powder to give the frosting some extra flavor flair. This dairy-free banana frosting recipe is also gluten-free, which makes it accessible to many different diets without sacrificing taste or texture. If you’re making this frosting for a banana cake simple, banana cupcakes, or any other type of cake recipe, you can easily double or triple the recipe to accommodate your needs.

Now, let’s get started on this delicious and easy-to-make frosting dairy free!

The Recipe How-To

 This frosting is so good, you'll forget it's dairy-free.
This frosting is so good, you’ll forget it’s dairy-free.

Now that we’ve gone over why you’ll love this dairy-free banana frosting recipe and what ingredients you’ll need let’s jump into the fun part: how to make it!

Step 1: Gather and Prepare Ingredients

Before you start, make sure to take all the ingredients out of your cabinet and fridge, so everything is at room temperature. This includes the confectioners’ sugar, mashed banana, vegan butter, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and plant-based milk.

Step 2: Whisk Together Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, use a whisk to blend together the confectioners’ sugar and vegan butter until they are light and fluffy with a creamy texture. Add in the mashed banana, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and plant-based milk while whisking continuously to ensure that the frosting is smooth.

Step 3: Adjust for Texture and Consistency

If your frosting seems too thick or tough to spread, add more plant-based milk gradually until it reaches your desired consistency. On the flip side, if it appears runny or seems too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar slowly.

Step 4: Use Immediately or Store Properly

You can store this dairy-free banana frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. When you’re ready to frost your desserts like banana cake, cupcakes, or even carrot cake recipe with this delicious vegan peanut butter frosting just take it out of the fridge and leave it on your kitchen counter for half-hour before spreading it smoothly over your treats.

That’s all there is to it! Now you know how simple it is to make this delightful dairy-free banana frosting recipe for all your baking needs.

Substitutions and Variations

 A perfect way to use overripe bananas, this frosting is a delicious alternative to the usual buttercream.
A perfect way to use overripe bananas, this frosting is a delicious alternative to the usual buttercream.

Making substitutions and variations to recipes can be a fun and creative way to explore new flavors and dietary options. With this delicious Banana Frosting recipe, there are several substitutions and variations that you can try out.

Firstly, for those allergic or intolerant to gluten, you can use gluten-free ingredients like almond flour or coconut flour instead of all-purpose flour. Additionally, if you want to avoid dairy, vegan cream cheese or plant-based milk can be used instead of regular cream cheese or cow’s milk.

If you want to switch up the flavor, there are also several variations to this Banana Frosting recipe that you can try. You can add cocoa powder for a chocolatey twist, or cinnamon for a spiced flavor. For those who love nutty flavors, adding peanut butter or cashew cream cheese will give your frosting a rich and creamy texture.

Moreover, this Banana Frosting recipe is perfect for cupcakes or cakes, so feel free to experiment with different cake flavors like carrot cake or banana bread. You can also mix it up by adding fresh berries as toppings to the frosting.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making substitutions and variations with this Banana Frosting recipe! Just have fun in exploring new tastes and creating your own unique but healthy desserts.

Serving and Pairing

 This frosting is creamy, sweet, and perfect for any cake or cupcake.
This frosting is creamy, sweet, and perfect for any cake or cupcake.

Now that you have mastered the art of making delicious dairy-free banana frosting, the important question is, what can you pair it with? The possibilities are endless!

If using this frosting for a cake or cupcakes, it pairs incredibly well with both chocolate and vanilla cake recipes. In fact, a gluten-free banana cake with dairy-free frosting can be a great choice for those with dietary restrictions. Top off carrot cake or make a classic banana bread recipe extra special with this frosting on top. The frosting can also be used to add a sweet twist to other baked goods like cookies and brownies.

If you’re looking for something to spread your frosting on other than baked goods, try pairing it with crackers or toast. This can give you a sweet treat in the afternoon without going overboard on sugar content. Peanut butter and banana toast or sandwiches also go great with this frosting if you’re feeling adventurous.

Another fun option is to use this frosting as a dip. Serve it at parties with sliced fruit like apples, bananas and strawberries to make a beautiful and healthy dessert platter. You can even opt for pretzels or graham crackers as a savory alternative.

Overall, there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to pairing dairy-free banana frosting. Don’t be afraid to get creative!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Add some flair to your baked good with this easy-to-make banana frosting.
Add some flair to your baked good with this easy-to-make banana frosting.

Once you have made this delicious Banana Frosting, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Make sure you store it in an airtight container to maintain freshness and prevent contamination. The frosting will harden slightly when refrigerated, so take it out and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before using it.

If you want to make this frosting ahead of time, you can freeze it for up to three months. It’s best to transfer the frosting into an airtight container before placing it inside the freezer. When you need the frosting, simply put it in the fridge overnight to thaw. You may also thaw it on the kitchen counter at room temperature, but ensure that you check it frequently to prevent spoilage.

Reheating this dairy-free banana frosting can change its texture and end up with unpleasant results. So, avoid reheating as much as possible. If ever you need the frosting to soften after refrigeration, leave it at room temperature for a while until it reaches your desired consistency.

With these make-ahead, storage and reheating tips, indulging in this banana frosting anytime anytime is no longer a problem!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Vegan friends? No problem! Whip up this frosting and make everyone happy.
Vegan friends? No problem! Whip up this frosting and make everyone happy.

To ensure that your banana frosting comes out perfectly every time, here are some tips and tricks that you can follow.

1. Use very ripe bananas – The riper the bananas, the sweeter and softer they will be, making them easier to mash and resulting in a smoother frosting.

2. Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature – This will allow everything to mix together seamlessly for a creamy smooth consistency.

3. Sift the confectioner’s sugar – This will help prevent lumps in your frosting and ensure it is light and fluffy.

4. Use vegan butter or vegetable shortening instead of cream cheese – If you’re looking for a dairy-free option or if you’re just trying to keep things plant-based, using vegan butter or vegetable shortening instead of cream cheese is a great way to go.

5. Add lemon juice for extra tang – A little bit of lemon juice goes a long way in enhancing the flavor of your frosting and giving it a nice tangy kick.

6. Experiment with different flavors – Banana frosting doesn’t have to be limited to just vanilla extract. You can try adding in cocoa powder for a chocolate banana twist, cinnamon for a tasty buttercream alternative or even peanut butter for a deliciously nutty frosting.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a perfect banana frosting every time, whether you’re using it for cakes, cupcakes or just licking off the spoon!


Now that you know how to make this delicious dairy-free banana frosting, I bet you’re excited to start the baking process. However, it might come as no surprise that there can often be a few questions and potential roadblocks along the way. So, in this section, I tackle some commonly asked questions about this recipe to help ensure your frosting ends up being the perfect finishing touch for your next confectionery creation. Let’s get started with this helpful FAQ.

What frosting is dairy free?

If you’re looking for a versatile icing that is easy to make and great for decorating desserts, look no further than royal icing. With minimal ingredients, this icing is perfect for everyday baking as well as special events, and it’s completely dairy-free. Whether you’re decorating sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, cakes, or cupcakes, royal icing is a great choice.

What is dairy free icing made of?

For those looking to make dairy-free frosting, the go-to ingredients are typically vegetable shortening or vegan butter combined with organic powdered sugar and various flavorings such as vanilla extract or cocoa powder. Here are some frequently asked questions and tips to help you prepare a delicious and healthy vegan icing.

What can I use instead of milk for icing sugar?

When it comes to preparing frosting, dairy-free options can be a great alternative. You can swap dairy liquids like cream or evaporated milk with alternatives such as half and half or water to maintain a neutral taste. Moreover, jazz up your frosting by using a variety of milk-free ingredients like orange and lemon juice, fruit puree, coffee, melted chocolate, cocoa, caramel or liqueur to add flavour. These substitutes can help you prepare delectable and healthy frostings without compromising on taste.

Does Duncan Hines frosting have dairy?

The presence of wheat flour and milk products in the majority of Duncan Hines frosting options make them unsuitable for those who avoid gluten or dairy. Alongside this, certain flavors such as Funfetti and Dreamworks Trolls contain food colorings made from wheat flour and milk products.

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this banana frosting recipe is not only delicious, but also a healthier alternative to traditional frosting recipes. By using dairy-free and gluten-free ingredients, we can cater to various dietary restrictions without sacrificing taste or texture.

With the ripe mashed bananas and lemon juice providing natural sweetness, we can also reduce the amount of added sugars in our food. And with the variety of substitution and variation options available, we can experiment with different flavors and textures to suit our preferences.

Whether you’re making a banana cake, banana cupcakes, or any other dessert that calls for frosting, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family. So why not give it a try today? With these tips and recommendations, you’ll be on your way to creating delectable dairy-free banana frosting that everyone will love!

Banana Frosting - Dairy Free

Banana Frosting - Dairy Free Recipe

Enough frosting for a 9 inch layer cake
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 1 cake
Calories 617.1 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup banana
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Combine ingredients.
  • beat until smooth.

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Serving: 189gCalories: 617.1kcalCarbohydrates: 158.3gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSodium: 3.4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 151.3g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dairy Free, Dessert, Easy, Free Of..., Fruit, Lactose-free, Tropical
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