Fondant has a fairly short ingredients list:
- Vegetable fat or shortening
Gelatin is never vegan.
So that’s a whole lot of reasons that let us conclude that fondant icing typically isn’t vegan.
Vegan Alternatives to Fondant Icing
Unfortunately, there’s almost a 0% chance that you’ll find a vegan fondant icing in stores.
Instead, you’re going to have to make your own if you need it.
Here’s one recipe for vegan fondant, but there are many others. The main ingredients you’ll need are:
- Agar agar (a substitute for gelatin)
- Vegan shortening
- Vegetable glycerin