Here’s the simplest dairy free icing recipe that you can make only contains two ingredients: powdered sugar and water. It’s great on angel food cake, pastries, donuts, and cookies. It takes only five minutes to make.
You can add more or less water to get the consistency you need. You can also change the flavor by adding vanilla, almond, peppermint, or other extracts, though these aren’t necessary.
(Note: Because regular powdered sugar is not a vegan ingredient due to the processing methods used, strict vegans will need to either make their own powdered sugar or purchase a vegan powdered sugar such as Hain Organic Powdered Sugar)
4 c. powdered sugar
1/4 c. water
1/2 t. vanilla, almond, or other extract (optional)
Blend with a spoon until smooth and creamy.