This might just be the closest thing to mother nature frosting on the planet! In fact, dare I say it is. When I created this recipe I was absolutely taken back. A frosting (or icing as we call it in Oz) that has not only zero refined sugary junk to send you on a blood sugar rollercoaster for the day, but also that has zero added sugar! The only sweetness is coming from the whole food coconut butter! I have balanced out the lemon (acid) and zest so that you taste more lemon than you do coconut. It tastes just like your grandma’s lemon frosting – less the sugar! Your tastebuds will be utterly tricked into thinking that this is a naughty-frosting, but as you can tell by the 4 simple ingredients pictured below – it’s so not!
Slather my zingy-tangy whipped lemon-coco frosting on whatever your little heart desires. If you need to make a double batch of the recipe below (which makes approx. 1 Cup frosting), I like to make it in my stand up mixer with the whisk attachment. This will make it even more ‘whipped!’ I highly recommend you make this to go with my Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon-Coco Frosting, as this is the perfect pairing.
The healthy fat in coconut butter aside from its anti-microbial properties will help to slow the release of glucose into your bloodstream and raise satiety hormones such as CCK, GLP-1, and Peptide YY. You will be blown away how simple and easy this frosting is to make and how much it caters to a sweet tooth in the healthiest possible way! Please tag me if you make this recipe, as I love to see your creations on Instagram at @thrivewithpriscilla and repost them!
Important Note: Coconut butter comes in a jar, not a can and is the coconut flesh and oil combined. It is a whole food that has been pureed. Your ingredient label should state one ingredient: Organic coconut. Often, the oil separates and sits on top of the flesh which is normal. You will need to stir it through well before using it in this recipe. If your coconut butter is hard (ie: you are in a cold climate) gently melt the coconut butter bain marie style (place sealed jar into a bowl and pour hot water to half way up the jar to slowly soften.) Stir until well integrated and softened before using in this recipe. I use Artisana Organics brand.