In this article, we have gathered some of the best mouth-watering, vegan coconut whipped cream recipes that you can easily make at home.
Whipped cream has many uses. It’s a great topping choice for pavlovas, strawberry shortcakes, or ice cream cakes. You can even fill an empty pie plate full of whipped topping and hit someone in the face with it.
But what if the person that just got a face full of whipped cream is dairy intolerant? You may have booked them on the fast-track to a very unpleasant next few hours.
No worries. Next time, make some coconut whipped cream instead when making your favorite dessert or playing a fun prank. There are many non-dairy whipping cream options and coconut is sure to skyrocket to the top of your list.
In this guide, we’ll go over how to make coconut whipped cream and different recipes you can include it in.
What is Coconut Whipped Cream?
Looking for a dairy-free whipping cream alternative? Traditional whipped cream is made with heavy whipping cream. There are a variety of dairy-free heavy cream options to use in lieu of the dairy alternative.
Coconut cream is one of the most popular options when making vegan whipped cream. It has similar properties to heavy cream, although the finished product is slightly different.
How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream?
Making homemade coconut whipped cream has never been easier. All you need is a few ingredients and kitchen tools, and you’ll be good to go.
- One can of coconut cream
- Optional: sifted powdered sugar or Stevia
- Chill your can of coconut cream in the fridge overnight
- Note: chilling in the freezer won’t have the same effect
- Scoop the hardened coconut into a mixing bowl
- Don’t add in any of the clear liquid
- Use a stand or hand mixer to whip the coconut cream until soft peaks form
- Optional: lightly sweeten the whipped cream with Stevia or sifted powdered sugar
And that’s it! Whipping up a batch of your new favorite vegan whipping cream has never been easier.
Tips to Perfecting Your Coconut Whipped Cream
While making a batch of coconut whipped cream is easy, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your end result is on par with the greatest chefs out there. We don’t want any deflated whipped cream in our kitchen.
- We don’t recommend making coconut whipped cream without chilling the cream first, as it’ll be too soft
- Choose a high-quality brand of coconut milk
- Before you start whipping the cream, chill your mixing bowl for 10 minutes in the freezer
- If your whipped cream is too stiff, add in some of the liquid from the can so it’ll blend smoother
- If there are any clumps, scrape down the sides and add in more liquid as you whip
- Coconut whipped cream is best when it’s served immediately or within four hours
Once you’ve got the technique down, it’s time to figure out what type of coconut cream to go with.
The Best Coconut Cream Brands
Our top favorite brand of coconut cream is Savoy. It’s very firm on the top and all liquid on the bottom. The coconut cream is creamy and super fluffy when you scoop it out, making it a top choice for coconut whipped cream.
We also love Nature’s Charm Coconut Whipping Cream. It’s the perfect consistency for making coconut whipped cream. It’s sweetened subtly, so don’t worry about adding in any additional sweetener.
Use Coconut Cream in These Recipes
If you have a need for coconut whipped cream in your life, then you definitely have a need for it in all aspects of your life. No, we’re not talking about using coconut cream as part of your nightly skincare routine (we won’t judge if you do). Coconut cream makes a great vegan addition to any dessert recipe.
1. Coconut Cream Frosting
Coconut cream frosting is a great option when making a vegan, gluten-free cake. It’s made very similarly to coconut whipped cream and can be easily made into a chocolate frosting.
- One can of coconut cream
- 1/4 cup of sweetener
- Examples: Maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey, or powdered sugar
- One teaspoon of vanilla
- Place the coconut milk in the fridge for at least 24 hours before preparation
- Scoop the hardened mixture into a chilled bowl
- Add in your sweetener and vanilla
- Beat until fluffy and smooth
- Frost your cake or cupcakes
- Note: If you want your frosting chocolate-flavored, add in 2 – 4 tablespoons of sifted cocoa powder
Whether it’s for a birthday or just because, coconut cream frosting is a great recipe to add to your recipe file. This frosting can be paired with any type of cake.
2. Vegan No-Bake Dirt Pie
Remember eating dirt cups or pie as a kid? You can use gluten and dairy-free ingredients in this pie, along with whipped-up coconut cream to make a truly delectable dessert.
- 16 pitted dates
- Three tablespoons cocoa powder
- One teaspoon vanilla
- Two tablespoons of coconut oil
- Eight-inch pie pan
- Two to three cans of coconut cream chilled overnight
- Eight ounces of vegan or dairy-free cream cheese
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup or raw sugar
- One medium banana
- One teaspoon vanilla
- 21 gluten or dairy-free chocolate creme cookies (similar to Oreos)
- 1/4 cup melted chocolate
- Powdered sugar and cocoa powder for topping
- A handful of chocolate chips
Preparation for the Crust:
- Put the coconut oil, cocoa powder, and dates into a blender or food processor
- Blend until crust-like batter is formed
- Press into the pie pan (make sure it’s lined with parchment paper)
- Put in fridge or freezer until filling is ready
Preparation for the Filling:
- Scoop out the hardened coconut cream into a stand mixer
- Beat until the whipped cream topping has formed
- Add in the sugar, banana, and cream cheese
- Beat until thoroughly mixed
- Add more sweetener if needed
- Pour the filling into the premade crust
- Crush the cookies in a small bowl or plastic bag
- Sprinkle them on top of the whipped filling
- Garnish with chocolate chips, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar
- Place in fridge until ready to eat
Recreate your favorite childhood dessert with this easy-to-follow recipe. It’s the perfect choice for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Whip Up Some Coconut Cream for Dessert
Making your own homemade coconut whipped cream has never been easier. All you need is a can of coconut cream and enough foresight that you put it in the fridge the night before you actually want to make it. Vegan whipped cream options are great for those with dietary restrictions or those who want to expand their culinary palate.
If you want to explore some more dessert and baking recipes, check out the Baking & Dessert section of our site.