Vegan Frosting Brands (30+ Easy to Find Cruelty-Free Options)

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List of Vegan Frosting Brands

If you're too busy to run to the store or interested in getting some of the specialty vegan frostings, we've compiled them below. The two popular brands (Pillsbury and Duncan Hines) are likely to be found in your grocery store, so you can add them to your shopping vegan list if you're running out.

We wanted to give a little disclaimer though: if the product isn't specifically advertised as Vegan (such as the Dollop brand), the company could change their ingredient statement at any time to something non-vegan, so we always recommend double checking!

Anyway, onto the frostings!


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Dollop is a new range of gourmet frosting that is all advertised vegan.

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Madagascar Vanilla
  • Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
  • Sea Slated Caramel


You probably know Pillsbury – their frostings are found just about everywhere, and come in as many flavors as you could wish.  

Here are some other vegan flavors you should be able to find…

  • Lime
  • Caramel
  • Strawberry
  • Aqua Blue Vanilla Funfetti
  • Hot Pink Vanilla Funfetti
  • Bold Purple Vanilla Funfetti
  • Vanilla Funfetti
  • Stars and Stripe Funfetti
  • Vanilla Marshmallow Fluffy
  • Chocolate Marshmallow Fluffy
  • Funfetti Vanilla Marshmallow Fluffy

Obviously, all of these ranges have more products that aren’t listed here; these are just the most popular.

Be sure to double check Pillsbury frostings before buying, because they certainly aren’t a vegan company.


Duncan Hines is another well-known frosting brand and, like Pillsbury, almost all of their products are vegan.

Again, just be sure when buying these products that you check the ingredients – they can change at any time and Duncan Hines isn’t a vegan specific brand.

Some other flavors yoou might find…

  • Salted Caramel
  • Classic Vanilla
  • Coconut Pecan
  • Cream Cheese (no actual milk)

There’s also Fat Daddio’s, which is an advertised vegan fondant – so it’s unlikely to change ingredients.

  • True Blue Vanilla
  • Green Vanilla
  • Turquoise Vanilla
  • Light Blue Vanilla
  • Light Green Vanilla

 



 


Is Frosting Healthy Just Because It's Vegan?

We wanted to address this as many people automatically associated vegan with healthier. The truth is that some processed vegan foods can be just as harmful as animal products and frosting probably falls into one of these categories given the fact that some brands have hydrogenated oil in addition to loads of processed sugar.

That's not to say you can't enjoy some cake once in a while (vegan is an ethical issue - not a health one), but we just wanted to make a quick disclaimer!

Consider making homemade frosting from scratch with delicious recipes like this one!

7 thoughts on “Vegan Frosting Brands (30+ Easy to Find Cruelty-Free Options)”

    • Hi Danae,

      Thanks for your comment.

      We do actually say that a whole-food plant based diet is the ideal diet for human health on many different sections of the site. We aren’t uneducated about the science on this subject and do actively promote a WFPB lifestyle.

      For many though, ethics is a far more powerful motivator than health. Cigarette smokers can still live an ethical lifestyle, right?

      Veganism is by its very nature an ethical position as per the definition from Vegan Society: (https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/definition-veganism).

      • I just wanted to add that cigarette smokers aren’t leading an ethical lifestyle. Cigarettes are tested on animals. Also there’s a lot of unnecessary waste from smoking cigarettes as well as the damage caused to companion animals.

  1. You forgot about Betty Crocker as far as vegan frostings go. They’ve confirmed for me that all of their tub frostings (and cakes) are vegan unless there is a milk ingredient listed. However, you also forgot about another potential non vegan ingredient listed in some cakes and frostings – mono and diglycerides. As mentioned, Betty Crocker confirmed that the diglycerides listed in their cakes are from vegetable sources, but some companies use animal sources, as this is quite literally a fancy way of saying “fats.”

  2. It’s pretty comical in a page of vegan frostings that the claim is made that vegan automatically means healthy. It means cruelty free first and foremost. Thrive Team is right. The science and studies prove a whole food plant based diet is the healthiest way to go. There is so much processed junk food that is considered vegan or accidentally vegan that is horrible from a nutrition standpoint. My preference is to be WFPB and a vegan so the my health and the health of the planet.

  3. Some of these conventional brands of frosting may not actually be vegan. If they use sugar filtered through bone char, then they are not vegan. Let’s not forget about that!

    • Hi Louise. We’ve covered this elsewhere on the site, but personally I don’t view these types of things as non-vegan – especially since we’ll never know 100% where the source comes from. By these other types of things I mean animal products that aren’t explicitly labeled like meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, etc. While I don’t eat a lot of processed sugar to begin with (or buy it), I think it just complicates the issue and drives non-vegans away from even considering the lifestyle.

      But thanks for pointing it out 🙂 It’s good for people to be as educated as possible.

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