Made with coconut cream and lightly sweetened this healthier alternative is 100% better than regular whipped cream. Pair it with fresh strawberries or a piece of pie and you will be in Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream heaven!
Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream? This recipe is pure bliss. It’s creamy, light, fluffy and perfectly sweet. It also only requires 3 simple ingredients. Simply perfection.
I don’t know about you but I have always been a fan of whipped cream. Do you remember being a kid spraying whipped cream into each other’s mouths for fun! I’m pretty sure every kid did this at some point at their family Thanksgiving party.
Once I got to Culinary School I tasted fresh whipped cream and I realized how much better it was than the processed kind. That seems to be the case with almost everything, homemade food is just so much better!
Vegan whipped cream is no exception. You can buy it processed or you can make it from scratch. I prefer this version 1000 times over. It also happens to be pretty healthy compared to its counterparts.
So instead of reaching for that processed can of “whipped cream” for your next gathering make this recipe. You’ll be happy you did.
- Coconut Cream – You can find this in the “ethnic” aisle in most grocery stores.
- Vanilla Extract – Splurge on the good stuff, it should smell delicious not like alcohol.
- Sweetener – You could use pure maple syrup or powdered sugar for this recipe. Either will work. Powdered sugar will give you a more classic taste.
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Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
- 1 can coconut cream (refrigerated overnight)
- 1-2 tbsp. sweetener of choice (maple syrup or powdered sugar)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl or standing mixer add your coconut cream. You only want to spoon out the cream not the liquid mixture at the bottom of the can.
- Now add your vanilla and sweetener of choice and begin to mix together either with the standing mixer or hand mixer both on medium speed. I would recommend starting with 1 tbsp. of sweetener and adjust if needed.
- Beat your mixture until incorporated together and light and fluffy. Generally this takes about 1-3 minutes.
- Once it looks like whipped cream consistency you are done. Do not over mix your whipped cream.
- I have made this with both maple syrup and powdered sugar and both are delicious. Although I do prefer the maple syrup version and only needed to add 1 tbsp. of maple syrup for a slightly sweet flavor.
- If you can not find coconut cream you could also use whole fat coconut milk. You will need to follow the same procedures and place it into the refrigerator overnight as well. I would not recommend using any light version of coconut milk as it will not contain enough fat to whip into cream.