Coconut Butter Icing

Coconut Butter Icing

Would you like to make a dairy free and sugar free icing?

Try this recipe:   it is so much healthier than cups full of icing sugar and butter. And you know what? It tastes great!


1/3 cup Coconut oil
1/3 cup Rice syrup
1/2 cup Almond meal
1 Tbsp Arrowroot powder
1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Cream together coconut oil and rice syrup.
  2. Mix in vanilla, almond meal, and arrowroot.
  3. Ice cake after it is cool.


By | 2015-12-08T18:46:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2011|Gluten Free, Recipes, Sugar Free Desserts|12 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.


  1. Joy Markman April 7, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Hi Diana, Interesting recipe, as usually, I just make plain cakes with no icing on, but I will try this icing. By the way, “Happy Easter”. For me, it is my passover.

  2. Diana Herrington April 14, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Well Joy, it is fun to have this addition of icing once in a while; let me know how it works for you.

  3. Lenore May 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Wow.Unusual recipe. This was actually tasty, we only used a little to ice sugar cookies and it was delicious.
    I’m looking for more ways to use Coconut Oil, since its so good for us.
    Lots of people just eat 1-2 tbsp ‘plain’ a day, I can’t do that!
    We’ve tried frying pancakes in it, but not sure that the heat required doesn’t hurt the oil.
    Any suggestions for using coconut and coconut oil?

  4. H. Elliott November 7, 2012 at 3:36 pm



  5. Sandy February 28, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Coconut oil works beautifully and tastes great as a substitute for any other fat in baked goods….if the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter, then substitute a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. I use it in cookies and banana bread, there is no limit….. tastes great!

  6. Bonnie March 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Yet another ‘gift’ from Real Food For Life.

    Thank you so much.

  7. BOB HOFFPAUIR July 2, 2014 at 12:17 pm


  8. Stella July 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Hi Dana, I enjoyed reading your articles on real food and the recipes, please my arteries always shows in my hands? what are the recipes I should take that will make it not to show.

  9. Crystal Gene December 9, 2015 at 11:06 am


  10. PAUL DAVIS December 9, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    where do I get the arrow root?

  11. Diana Herrington January 2, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Paul, I find it in the baking sections of supermarkets or in a health food store. Apologies for the late reply.

  12. Vinnette Pope May 4, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Do you have a cook book with these recipes in it?

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