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A vanilla cake with Vanilla Ermine Frosting on a whole 6 inch cake with fruit decoration
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Gluten-Free Vanilla Ermine Frosting

Gluten-Free Vanilla Ermine Frosting Recipe is a French buttercream frosting. A not so sweet smooth, rich, and creamy icing to top baked goods
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Keyword Boiled Frosting, Boiled Icing, Boiled Milk Frosting, Classic Desert, Classic Recipe, Dairy Free, Dairy-Free Recipe, Ermine Buttercream, Ermine Frosting, Flour Frosting, French Frosting, GAPS Recipe, Gluten Free Foodie, Gluten Free Recipe, Gluten Frei, Gluten Fri, Gluten Fritt, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Heritage Frosting, No Dairy, No Wheat, Old Fashioned, Old Fashioned Recipe, Old School Recipe, Old World Flavors, Old World Recipe, Paleo Recipe, Quick and Easy, Refined Sugar Free, Refined Sugar-Free Recipe, Retro Recipe, Vegan Recipe, Vintage Dessert, Vintage Recipe
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Allowing to come to room temperature 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 13 servings
Calories 86kcal
Author LaRena Fry


Stand mixer
Electric Mixer


  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered monkfruit sweetener
  • 3 tsp powdered vanilla monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/2 + 2 cup + tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil


  • First, stir together the tapioca and 1/4 cup powdered monkfruit in a frying pan.
  • Second, whisk the almond milk into the frying pan until smooth.
  • Finally, turn the stove onto medium while stirring the whole time until the liquid becomes a thickened pudding-like mixture (do not turn up the heat) and the whisk leaves a trail.
  • Next, remove the roux from heat.
  • Finally, allow it to cool slightly.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the frosting (so the roux does not form skin).
  • Next, allow to come to room temperature before continuing.
  • Consequently, this frosting can be stored for a day or two in the fridge before completing the frosting (once chilled remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature).
  • Next, beat coconut oil on high using an electric mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • This will take 2-3 minutes.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice during this time.
  • Reduce the mixer to medium speed and slowly add in the at room temperature roux.
  • Next, slowly add in the remaining 1/4 cup of monkfruit sweetener, powdered vanilla monkfruit, and vanilla (optional- food coloring).
  • Scrape down the sides.
  • Gradually, increase the speed to medium-high and mix frosting until light, airy, and smooth.
  • Use right away or store in the fridge for up to one week.
  • Choose piping tip and icing bag and decorate the of choice

Storage Instructions:

  • Before using bring to room temperature and re-whip with a mixer before using.
  • Can also be frozen for up to three months.
  • Allow the frosting to defrost in the fridge.
  • Lastly, remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature before re-whipping with a mixer.


Nutrition Facts
Servings 13.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8 g 13 %
Saturated Fat 7 g 35 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 6 mg 0 %
Potassium 2 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 6 g 25 %
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 0 g 0 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Calories: 86kcal