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Healthy Coconut Cream Chocolate Frosting

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This healthy coconut cream chocolate frosting is rich and fudgy and perfect for decorating or frosting cakes and cupcakes! Made with just 3 ingredients!

GUYS! I am about to knock your socks off with this HEALTHY coconut cream chocolate frosting recipe.

It’s made with NO butter, NO shortening, NO margarine and NO powdered sugar!

No weird and unusual ingredients either.

All you need is THREE ingredients: coconut cream, chocolate chips and cocoa powder!

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I have been developing a healthy frosting recipe for almost a YEAR now.

In the last few months, I have made frostings with yogurt, low fat creams, avocado puree, banana puree and all sorts of ingredients imaginable.

Some of them were not that bad but nothing was as INCREDIBLE as this coconut cream chocolate frosting.

It’s RICH and FUDGY and oh sooooo CHOCO-LICIOUS!

And in case you are wondering, there’s only a HINT of coconut flavor and you can BARELY taste it.

You should try them on my vegan chocolate cupcakes or my healthy coconut orange cupcakes…Mmmmmm.

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I decided to make this frosting with coconut cream instead of coconut milk because working with coconut milk was a PAIN!

Every brand of coconut milk was giving me DIFFERENT results.

Not only that, even 2 or 3 cans from same brand were giving me INCONSISTENT results!

So, I highly recommend Trader Joe’s Coconut cream.

It’s the only brand that gave me PERFECTLY consistent results.

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Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this post, you may like some of these other frosting recipes too:

Vanilla buttercream icing (with flour!)

Seedless fresh strawberry frosting

Fresh mango frosting

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4.72 from 7 votes

Healthy Coconut Cream Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
This healthy coconut cream chocolate frosting is so fudgy, rich and creamy. It's perfect for decorating or frosting cakes and cupcakes. Made with only 3 ingredients!
Servings: 4 Cups
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 2422 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Full fat coconut cream Read notes
  • cups Chocolate chips Semisweet
  • ¼ cup Cocoa powder


  1. Chill the can of coconut cream for 24 hours (or at least overnight if you are in a rush).
  2. In a microwavable bowl, add the chocolate chips and melt until you have a smooth mixture. Allow it to cool down but make sure it doesn't harden.
  3. Chill your mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. In this chilled mixing bowl, add the coconut cream. Make sure to discard any coconut water that's at the bottom of the can (if there's any!)
  5. Add the melted chocolate and cocoa powder and mix until everything is thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and chill the frosting for 2-3 hours until it firms up.
  6. Then, remove the bowl of frosting from the fridge and whip it until it becomes fluffy.
  7. And you are done...Start frosting your cupcakes!

Recipe Notes

  • You can adjust the sweetness in this frosting by adding some powdered sugar (start with 2 tbsp and then work your way up until you are satisfied).
  • Frosted cupcakes should be kept in the fridge since they can easily melt in the heat.
  • Don't even think about buying low-fat coconut cream. You need full-fat coconut cream! I love Trader Joe's coconut cream. It's really thick and truly the BEST brand of coconut cream I have tried so far!
  • I don't use coconut milk in my recipe because different brands yield different results and some are total disasters! It's also a hassle to separate the cream from the milk.
  • If you are using coconut milk instead of coconut cream, this is what you need to do => Refrigerate your can of coconut milk for at least 24 hours. When you are ready, take the can out of the fridge and immediately open it. You will notice that the thick coconut cream would have separated to the top and the coconut water will be at the bottom of the can. Use a spoon to scoop out the thick creamy portion into your mixing bowl only. You can use the coconut water in something else like smoothies (Yum!). You need 1 full cup of coconut cream for this recipe but based on different brands of coconut milk, you may end up with only ½ cup of coconut cream from each can. So, you will have to use a few cans of coconut milk to get the proper amount needed to make this healthy coconut cream chocolate frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Coconut Cream Chocolate Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2422 Calories from Fat 1431
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 159g 245%
Saturated Fat 121g 605%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 228mg 10%
Potassium 1107mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 243g 81%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 197g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 10.4%
Calcium 41.9%
Iron 68.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

35 comments on “Healthy Coconut Cream Chocolate Frosting”

  1. How many cupcakes does this frost? I accidentally ended up make 2 dozen instead of a dozen…

    • That depends on how you frost your cupcakes. I like really high swirls of frosting and always have to make way more frosting than other people…lol. If you are just doing a simple swipe of frosting on each cupcake with a spatula, you should be able to ice 24 cupcakes.

  2. Just some notes because I have tried your recipe 3 different ways, and eventually everything turns out well and hardly any leftovers!! What I learned… 1) Chilling bowl in the freezer caused my chocolate to seize and harden onto the sides… so I used my fridge instead. 2) Putting the coconut cream in the freezer results in a hard brick, only set it in there for an hour, otherwise use the fridge! 3) Place frosting in the fridge not the freezer. Basically it boils down to, ‘Chill’ is too vauge of a term for me haha!!!

    Every time I hear chill, I think freezer so that’s where I get confused. Like I said I have made this three different ways lol So basically 3 different methods of how I messed up 😛 Side Note 4) If you want, you can melt the chocolate chips and the cocoa powder together. If it has trouble going in, add a table spoon of coconut oil.

  3. I made this frosting for a cake that iI though I was going to make, but later changed my mind. Can I freeze the frosting? If so, for how long and how do I thaw it before use…setting it out to defrost on it’s own or putting it in the microwave.


    • Yes, you can freeze the frosting for up to 1 month. For thawing, remove the frosting and keep in the fridge for 24 hours and then whip in a stand mixer to make it creamy again. You may need to heat frosting in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds to melt coconut cream and chocolate again.

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