Dairy Free Merengue Powder Or Dream Whip

Baking By debmarc Updated 22 Aug 2008 , 3:24am by debmarc

debmarc Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:41pm
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I need help with a dairy free substitute for merengues or dream whip to use in frostings. Do I need it to help the frosting crust of can I just omit?

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JanH Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 4:02am
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Hi and Welcome on your 1st post, debmarc. icon_smile.gif

A good crusting b/c frosting will crust without either meringue powder or Dream Whip.

Although the Dream Whip does help compensate for the lack of transfat in the "New" Crisco.


gandelmom Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 1:29pm
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Is Buttercream Dream a good crusting BC? What makes a good crusting BC?

debmarc Posted 20 Aug 2008 , 3:07pm
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thank you Jan, would adding dried egg white powder help?

gandelmom Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 12:36am
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could anyone help please?

JanH Posted 21 Aug 2008 , 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by debmarc

thank you Jan, would adding dried egg white powder help?

Powdered (dried) egg whites are a component of meringue powder - so no it's not necessary to use them.

Crusting is the result of evaporation on the outermost layer of American b/c frosting.

A good crusting recipe must have a greater proportion of powdered sugar than fat. The liquid used also makes a difference; for example, cream would cause less crusting than water.

Are you looking for a non-dairy crusting American b/c recipe:

(Use all shortening and either water or corn syrup to thin.)

(You can use 10x powdered sugar, and omit the Brite White if you can't find it.)

Everything you ever wanted to know about hi-ratio shortening:


I know of no suitable non-dairy substitutes for eggs or milk when making frosting.

FYI, the non-dairy label is very misleading since products contain milk derivative:



Henna20 Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 1:25am
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wilton's meringue powder does not have any dairy as far as i know.

i make a dairy free buttercream which crusts beautifully.
here is the recipe
3 cups shortening
1/2 t. salt
4lbs powdered sugar sifted
1 cup water
2 tsp vanilla or other flavorings

beat shortening and salt until smooth about a minute.
add 2 lbs p. sugar, water and vanilla. mix. slowly add the rest of powdered sugar. scrape down bowl. mix for another 30 seconds or so.

good luck!

btw, i was having some problem with this recipe using the new crisco so i added a few T of cornstarch and wilton meringue powder.

debmarc Posted 22 Aug 2008 , 3:24am
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thanks! I will try these.

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