Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

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Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 cup unsalted butter

1 can Blue Dragon coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (don’t choose the light version)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon coconut extract

4-6 cups confectioner’s sugar (AKA powdered sugar)

1/2 cup  sweetened shredded coconut – optional

Directions

Beat softened cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. 

Carefully open the can of coconut milk, there will be a thick layer of solid coconut cream on top. Scoop out this layer, leaving the watery coconut milk behind. (Save the coconut milk for smoothies) Mix in the coconut cream, vanilla and coconut extract.

Gradually add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, beat until all ingredients are combined and smooth.  Add additional confectioners’ sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or a little coconut milk to thin. Stir in the shredded coconut, if desired.

Because I was piping my icing onto some red velvet cupcakes, I didn’t add the shredded coconut this time, but it’s a nice addition if you are doing a layered cake.

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting - Mom vs the Boys

 

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Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 can Blue Dragon coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (don’t choose the light version)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coconut extract
  • 4-6 cups confectioner's sugar (AKA powdered sugar)
  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut - optional
Instructions
  1. Beat softened cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy.
  2. Carefully open the can of coconut milk, there will be a thick layer of solid coconut cream on top. Scoop out this layer, leaving the watery coconut milk behind. (Save the coconut milk for smoothies) Mix in the coconut cream, vanilla and coconut extract.
  3. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar one cup at a time, beat until all ingredients are combined and smooth. Add additional confectioners' sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or a little coconut milk to thin. Stir in the shredded coconut, if desired.

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting tastes great with so many cake flavours including, chocolate, red velvet, white, carrot, and spiced cake.

Coconut Cream Cheese FrostingDid you know that many Blue Dragon products are suitable for vegetarians & vegan diets? Coconut Milk is one of them! Check out the full list of 100% vegan Blue Dragon Products below

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For more recipe inspiration be sure to visit the Bamboo Room and visit Blue Dragon on Facebook

 

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Comments

  1. They look so pretty, and yummy! I’ve just started using Blue Dragon products (stir fry sauces)…..and really enjoy them!

  2. I love coconut cream ANYTHING so I’d really love to try this right now.

  3. Those look so pretty! I don’t have the skill to make icing look that nice on cupcakes but I think I’d just be eating this icing out of the bowl with a spoon anyway!

  4. nicolthepickle says:

    Yum! I would never have thought of using coconut milk in my cream cheese frosting. I think it was be particularly good on a carrot cake.

  5. Nice. I’ll have to try this next time for my dad’s birthday cake – he LOVES coconut.

  6. Coconut is my favourite flavour in the world! Such cute cupcakes!!

  7. Melinda L. says:

    wouldn’t have thought to use coconut milk this way. thanks for the idea!

  8. The cupcakes look great; I think I would love the coconut frosting!

  9. Debbie White Beattie says:

    Coconut cream anything is one of my favorites and they look so delicious

  10. Judy Cowan says:

    Going to have to try this out, we love anything coconut in this house so it will be a hit!

  11. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks delicious! How did you apply the frosting?

  12. This would be a nice change to a cream cheese frosting.

  13. kathy downey says:

    These look perfect and will be great to serve at Mom’s 92nd birthday!

  14. kathy downey says:

    coconut cream cheese frosting is sinfully delicious,i loved it !

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