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Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Icing

Who doesn’t like a good chocolate cake? Anyone? Didn’t think so! Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, holiday, or just because it’s important to have a good cake and icing recipe that you can rely on. My grandmother was famous for her chocolate icing, at least she was in our house! We just loved it and so it was important to me to adapt the recipe to be safe for our family.

I love this recipe because it’s easy to make, tastes great, and it keeps well in the freezer so I always make extra. It can be used as an icing on cake or donuts, and if you store it in the refrigerator over night it will take on a light and fluffy texture that when stirred makes a great frosting too.




Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Icing

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg and peanut free. It makes 3 cups of icing.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 119 kcal
Author Jereann Zann - Celiac Mama


  • 2 cups organic cane sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, and boil for one minute.
  3. Remove from heat and transfer to a stand mixer, or alternately a mixing bowl with a hand mixer.
  4. Beat the mixture on medium for 3 minutes.
  5. It will look like a glaze, which is exactly how it's supposed to look.
  6. Pour it over your cake or donuts and let it set until it dries. This will take 20 minutes, but you can speed that up if you're in a hurry by putting it in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  7. Store the leftover icing in an airtight container and place it in the freezer until you need it next time.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolate Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 20g
Calcium 1%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.