Spiced Buttercream Frosting
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Serves: 1½ cups
  1. Add the buttery spread and shortening to a mixing bowl, and mix them together with a stand mixer or with hand mixer.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla, milk beverage, spices and salt, and mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated and the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  4. Use immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. It will set up when chilled. Just let it come to room temperature for a few minutes, then whip it again with a hand mixer.
Alisa's Notes:
I tested this spiced buttercream frosting recipe with Earth Balance Soy-Free Buttery Sticks, Nutiva Shortening, So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage, and Simply Organic Spices.
Sarah waffled on whether the salt should be ⅛ teaspoon or ¼ teaspoon since her son liked the greater amount. If serving immediately, I would definitely do just ⅛ teaspoon. If you are making this frosting ahead, and you like a little more flavor contrast and depth, you can up the salt to a scant ¼ teaspoon. The salt will have more time to meld and enhance the spices in this case.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/spiced-buttercream-frosting