This homemade mirror glaze from scratch is dairy-free, made without corn syrup and naturally colored with butterfly pea tea.
I may have mentioned it once or twice before 😉 but I love the naturally dark blue color of butterfly pea tea! So of course I had to dye my homemade mirror glaze naturally blue with butterfly pea tea!
I always wanted to try out mirror glaze but since I can’t eat dairy I had to figure out how to make mirror glaze dairy-free. Finally, I made my own vegan condensed milk with soy milk and I used vegan rice milk based white chocolate – I think cocoa butter would also work if you can’t find vegan white chocolate. Usually, mirror glaze is made with corn syrup but this mirror glaze is made with powdered glucose instead.
Mirror Glaze Recipe – Dairy-Free & No Corn Syrup
- 150g granulated sugar
- 150g powdered glucose
- 100g water
- 100g vegan condensed milk *
- 13 gelatin sheets (about 2-3 tbsp powdered gelatin)
- 160g vegan white chocolate
- optional: 1 bag butterfly pea tea
* I used homemade condensed milk – made with soy milk and sugar.
Soak gelatin sheets in cold water for 5 minutes.
Bring sugar, glucose, water and condensed milk to a boil. Cook until the sugar is dissolved then remove the saucepan from the heat.
Gently squeeze the water out of the gelatin sheets. Stir gelatin sheets and white chocolate into the condensed milk mixture.
Beat the transparent brown liquid with an electric mixer until the mirror glaze turns whitish and thickens.
Naturally Blue Mirror Glaze
Cover the butterfly pea tea with boiling water and let it steep for about 5 minutes. Color the mirror glaze with some drops butterfly pea tea. Add less butterfly pea tea for pale blue and more for dark blue. You can even create a marbled effect!
Pour the mirror glaze over a cake or cupcakes. If you want to cover a buttercream cake with mirror glaze, the cake needs to be frozen before glazing.
22 thoughts on “Mirror Glaze Recipe – With Natural Food Coloring, Dairy-Free, No Corn Syrup”
Pinned to my cupcake board. I love blueberries. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode
Thanks for pinning! But there are no blueberries in it! 😉
These look gorgeous and your recipe is very informative. I had never heard of powdered glucose before, but need to try it.
Thanks so much, Hilda! 🙂
Wow, that color is absolutely gorgeous – and I couldn’t believe it when I read that it’s all natural! I’d never heard of butterfly pea tea but now I’m super intrigued. Thanks for sharing this with Fiesta Friday!
The color is amazing, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
These mirror glazed cupcakes are so beautiful. I have never heard of butterfly pea tea – I’ll have to see if I can find some. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday.
It’s so pretty looking!! We just watched an episode on the Great British Bake Off where they did mirror glaze cakes! So cool to see it on cupcakes!
Thank you, Abbey!
Amazing colour and finish; there are several ingredients in this one recipe that sound very interesting to try.
Thanks so much, Irene! 🙂
That looks so good and the color in it is amazing. It just draws you right to it and says eat this!
Thanks, Christine! 🙂
What a beautiful glaze, I love the color! Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks so much for posting with Full Plate Thursday!
Thank you, Helen!
This looks as gorgeous as it does yummy! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by, Ann!
So pretty and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.