Vegan Royal Icing with Aquafaba

A simple vegan royal icing made with aquafaba instead of egg whites. It's so tasty and works really well to decorate gingerbread houses and cookies, and dries shiny and hard. Make sure to store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 cups


  • cup aquafaba (chickpea water)

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place aquafaba in the bowl of a stand mixer; beat on high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract; beat on medium speed until shiny and creamy, about 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
30g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 29g
Calcium 0mg 0%
Potassium 1mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.