Vegan Royal Icing – Aquafaba Recipe

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups


This vegan royal icing uses aquafaba in place of eggs. Aquafaba is the brine drained from a can of chickpeas.


  • 3 fl oz aquafaba (chick pea brine)
  • 4 cups confectionary sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a stand mixer, whip the aquafaba on high until just foamy (about 30 seconds).
  2. Turn off the mixer and add the confectionary sugar and vanilla.
  3. Cover the mixer with a kitchen towel to keep the sugar from blowing everywhere.
  4. Mix everything on medium-high for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until it is ready to use.
  6. Before decorating your cookies, add food coloring and adjust the consistency of the icing by adding water 1/2 tsp at a time.

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