Video:How to Make Dairy-Free Buttercreamwith Michelle Barton
Buttercream frosting is literally the icing on the cake. However, if you need to make a dairy-free recipe to share with a vegan or lactose intolerant friend, watch this About.com video on how to make dairy-free buttercream.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Dairy-Free Buttercream
Hi, I’m Michelle Barton, for About.com, here at Clementine Bakery and today I’m going to give you a demo on how to make dairy-free buttercream frosting.
Ingredients for Dairy-Free Buttercream
Here are the items you’re going to need, soy milk or any other dairy free milk, vanilla extract, vegan margarine and confection sugar. You can either do this in a bowl, which takes a bit more labor or you can use a stand up mixer like I have here. You’ll need your mixing bowl and your whisk attachment, also a spatula helps to scrape the sides of the bowl.
How to Make the Buttercream
I’m going to start with 1 cup of vegan margarine and I’m just going to put this in the mixing bowl. It’s nice to take your butter out ahead of time so it reaches room temperature and so your mixer doesn’t have to work as hard. S once you have your vegan margarine in your mixing bowl you want to add approximately 2 tablespoons on vanilla extract into the mixture. Once that’s in you’re going to start your mixer at a low speed. While that mixing you’re going to sift approximately 6 cups of powdered sugar. Once you’re done sifting you can begin slowly adding it to your butter and vanilla extract. While you’re mixing it, be sure to watch your powdered sugar and if it starts to stick to the sides of the bowl, simply turn off the mixer and scrape the sides and start it again at a low speed.
Gradually increase the speed of your mixture, as its mixing. Once you have your powdered sugar in your mixing bowl you’re going to slowly add ¼ cup of soy milk. Once you get it to a smooth consistency you can go ahead and lower your bowl, remove the whisk and remove the bowl. And there you have it, dairy free butter cream.
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