In honour of Father’s Day I am sharing one of my favourite frosting recipes. As you may have guessed, my dad is vegan. He firmly believes that most of the diseases that plague western society are caused by animal products, especially dairy. My mum believes all these diseases can be cured with breast milk, aspirin , and cannabis. But I will save that for another post.
The key to good frosting is a food mixer. In theory you can make frosting with just a bowl and a fork, but who has the time? Or the strength? That has Repetitive Strain Injury written all over it. Save yourself, and use a mixer.
The ingredients you will need are:
1 can refrigerated coconut milk (the full fat kind)
Icing sugar (also called powdered sugar in America)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
You will notice I did not give exact amounts. The reason is because the best frosting feels light and fluffy, and you can’t measure that. Also, you never know how much coconut solids you will get from a can. It depends on the brand.
First separate the coconut solids from the water. I save the water to make the sponge. Place coconut solids in mixer with vanilla and about 1/2 cup cocoa. Mix well. Next add icing sugar a cup at a time until the desired constituency is reached. Don’t worry if you add too much sugar, just thin it with the coconut water.
And there you have it: delicious vegan frosting.
P.S. I love you dad. Happy Father’s Day.