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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


This chocolate frosting has only two ingredients and no powdered sugar or butter. It’s also gluten-free and vegan friendly!


  • 3 cups chocolate chips or chopped chocolate of choice. (Use dairy-free/grain-free chocolate if needed. Can use dark, semi-sweet, milk or white chocolate.)
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk* from can


  1. Place your chocolate in a heat-safe mixing bowl and stir in coconut milk. Place bowl over a pot of boiling water (double-boiler) and stir often until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth, 4–5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Cover bowl and place into the refrigerator (or freezer if you’re in a pinch for time) for an hour or more, until fully cooled and mixture is firm.
  3. Beat firm chocolate mixture for several minutes, until fluffy. Add additional coconut milk, if needed, until mixture reaches desired consistency. Use to frost cakes or cupcakes. Makes approximately 3 cups.


*Full fat coconut milk is necessary because it’s thicker than regular milk and has a high fat content, which whips up well. I don’t suggest replacing with almond or another milk because it would make it too runny. If you consume dairy, you can try replacing with heavy cream, although I haven’t tried it myself so I cannot say for sure if this cream to chocolate ratio would work.

  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Vegan, Dairy-Free