Paleo Buttercream Icing Recipe

Paleo Buttercream Icing Recipe

  • Author: Caroline Fausel


1 cup salted butter (or ghee) at room temperature

1 cup palm shortening*

1 cup white honey**

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup arrowroot starch


  1. Mix together butter, palm shortening, honey, and vanilla in a mixer using the beater attachment.
  2. Slowly add arrowroot powder until combined.


*I suggest this Spectrum brand of palm oil because it is both fair trade and sustainably harvested.

**I suggest a white honey like the one I linked above because it has a less intense honey flavor in comparison to a standard wildflower honey.

If you’re going to be decorating, and you want the whitest color possible, remove the vanilla and opt for another extract like almond instead.

Food coloring may be added to this Paleo Buttercream Icing Recipe.