Creamy Frosting {paleo, refined sugar, dairy & gluten free}
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ cups soaked cashews
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 5.4oz can full fat coconut "cream"
  • 3 tbsp. coconut butter/manna
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp stevia
  • *your choice extract: 2 tsp
  • orange, cinnamon, lemon, coffee
  • ginger, peppermint, hazelnut etc
  • *or read notes for do terra essential oil
  • *chocolate frosting add ¼ cup cacao powder
Instructions
  1. In food processor, add all the ingredients except stevia and cream for a few min.
  2. It may take several pulses and scraping sides to get creamy. Add stevia & blend.
  3. Pipe or spread frosting on cake, muffins etc. Or place in the refrigerator until needed.
  4. There is enough frosting to cover a double layered cake.
  5. Frosting will last in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  6. If you refrigerate frosting you will need to give it a good stir to soften and spread.
Notes
If time is of the essence, soaking the cashews for 1 hour still works. Ideally 3-4 hours or overnight works best. Cashews are soft and absorb water quickly but if they did not soak enough water up you may need to add few tablespoons of water to food processor to help frosting blend. This frosting can take on many flavors using different extracts or using my favorite essential oils for culinary purpose from Do terra. Cinnamon and orange are my favorites! When using Do terra's oils, a little goes a long way {3-5 drops added to your frosting is all you need}. You can make this a chocolate frosting by adding cacao powder. You will also add 3 tbsp. of water. If you would like a chocolate frosting use ¼ cup of cacao powder and add a few tablespoons liquid water or coconut milk. Also, because cacao is the real deal and can be bitter {different than cocoa powder} you may need to add a tad more honey. For a pink frosting, boil ½ cup water with few chunks of peeled raw beet and let simmer for few minutes. Add 1 tbsp. at a time {up to 3} until desired color.
Recipe by Spoonful of Health Delicious Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo and FreeDiet approved at https://spoonfulofhealth.com/creamy-frosting-paleo-refined-sugar-dairy-gluten-free/