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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Homemade Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream That Is Dairy Free

This vegan whipped topping is perfect for strawberry shortcake

 Making dairy-free whipped cream is so easy. All you need is a can of coconut milk. This easy, step-by-step recipe will make a delicious coconut whipped cream! Perfect for topping vegan and non-dairy desserts. The secret to this amazing topping is chilling the coconut milk in the fridge in the unopened can. The coconut milk then separates into liquid and coconut cream solids. It is the solid part of the chilled coconut milk that whip into the dairy-free topping.

Perfect for strawberry shortcake

  This creamy vegan whipped topping is perfect for strawberry shortcakes and more. It is also the perfect topping for a bowl of fresh sliced strawberries. Once you see how easy it is to make this homemade plant-based whip cream, you will never buy store-bought again. You will be happy to be saving some money.

Chill the can of coconut milk

Start with a can of unsweetened coconut milk and place the can in the fridge for 8 or more hours. Do not open or shake the can. After eight hours, carefully open up the can of coconut milk with a regular can opener, as you want to take off the whole top lid. Once the can is open, you will see the solid coconut cream. Use a spoon and remove the cream to a chilled metal bowl.

Chill a metal bowl for best results

To get a creamy and stiff whip cream, place a metal bowl in the fridge or freezer for an hour or more. It is also best to chill your mixer beaters too. This will help the topping become nice and creamy.

Vanilla paste gives the dairy-free topping a nice look

  I like using vanilla paste in place of vanilla extract as it gives the whipped topping the enticing vanilla bean look as well as great flavor. Vanilla paste has specks of vanilla beans in it and that is what makes the look that says vanilla.

Here are the links to get the recipes to make a delicious dairy-free spring strawberry shortcake dessert.

Sweet Balsamic Strawberries 

Easy Sweet Drop Biscuits

Yield: 4

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream

A dairy-free topping that is perfect for strawberry shortcake


  • 1 (14 ounces) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla paste or vanilla extract


  1. 1.  Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
  2. 2.  An hour before you make the whipped cream, place a metal mixing bowl and your mixer beaters in the refrigerator or freezer so they get cold.
  3.  3. Open your can of coconut milk by removing the whole top lid, taking care not to shake it. Scoop out the coconut cream solids into the cold mixing bowl. 
  4.  4. Beat the coconut cream with an electric mixer with chilled beaters on medium speed; turn to high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, about 7 to 8 minutes. Fold in the sugar and vanilla paste and beat 1 minute more. Taste and add more sugar if desired.


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Sarah Bailey said...

OK I can no idea you could do a whipped cream from coconut! What an absolutely delicious sounding idea, I 100% need to try and give them a go myself.

Michael said...

Wow. That is something new for me. So healthy yet I think it is still tasteful.. Nice.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I'll show this to my mom, who is dairy free. She's been missing her whipped cream, so this will be perfect for her.

Sarah M said...

I've never made coconut whipped cream but this recipe seems quite easy to make a homemade whipped cream. It adds taste to many snacks.

FloArtStudio said...

I will show this recipe to my mother, she's vegan and always likes to try new thing. I'm sure she'll love it!

Chad said...

omg that is soooo easy to make!!! Gonna do it tomorrow evening, perfect desert!!! Thank you.

Danielle said...

this is a great option for vegans! I love coconut milk so I'd def like to try this.

Annie said...

This vegan coconut whipped cream looks so delicious! I'd love to try it on some coffee or hot chocolate!

Kelsey said...

So simple and easy, I must try this soon! Whip cream is great on almost anything am I right?!

Shubh said...

Wow, whipped cream of coconut. I never came across this thing. Happy to find another usage. Nice recipe :)

Aishwarya Shenolikar said...

I don't cook much but whenever I hear something like coconut whipped cream, it blows my mind! I don't know so many things and this is definitely something I gotta try a hand at!

What Corinne Did said...

I love whipped cream and love coconut but never thought of combining the two! Such a cool idea! must be delicious!

Waren Jean Go said...

I love everything with coconut and using it as a whipped cream sounds very healthy! I am all in!

Brittany Charnley said...

Oh yum! This looks and sounds so delicious! I absolutely love coconut!!!

Unknown said...

Can we add like pyure or stevia or monk fruit for a low carb version?

Mom Knows Best said...

You certainly can use a different sweetener but I am not sure of how well they will blend into it.

Tadpoles and Mud Puddles said...

I love whip cream. It's so unhealthy but completely delicious. I can't believe you can make it out of coconut milk. I will have to try this recipe out.

Hannah MArie said...

I would love to put this on some of my own recipes. I just love everything that has coco. Perfect for desserts.

Swathi said...

I haven't tried coconut whipped cream looks like very easy to make it home, Rather than buying from store.

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