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Whipped Coconut Cream (Vegan Whipped Cream)

Karen Gaudette Brewer

"Here in the Northwest many friends are a) vegan b) avoiding dairy c) lactose-intolerant or d) all of the above. This recipe makes sure they don't miss out on one of the best parts of dessert: whipped cream! Keep a can or two of coconut milk in your fridge so that you're always ready to make this recipe! Variations on this basic version abound: add citrus zest, matcha (green tea) powder, cocoa, almond extract, pumpkin pie spice, mmm...! Plan ahead, because the coconut milk needs to chill overnight."
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Ingredients

8 h 10 m servings 220 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 cup)

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Directions

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  1. Refrigerate can of coconut milk, 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Place metal mixing bowl and beaters in the refrigerator or freezer 1 hour before making whipped cream.
  3. Open can of coconut milk, taking care not to shake it. Scoop coconut cream solids into cold mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid for another use.
  4. Beat coconut cream using electric mixer with chilled beaters on medium speed; turn to high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, 7 to 8 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract to coconut cream; beat 1 minute more. Taste and add more sugar if desired.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Do not use "lite" coconut milk - it won't whip. Organic coconut milk offers the best consistency. I have had the best success with Native Forest® or Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value® brands. If possible, avoid guar gum as an ingredient, which also inhibits whipping.
  • Serve immediately. If you must store it, refrigerate in a glass container or Mason jar for up to 3 days. Shake or whisk gently to fluff the cream again before serving.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the coconut milk. The actual amount of coconut milk consumed will vary. The remaining liquid can be used for smoothies.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 220 calories; 20.9 g fat; 9.1 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This is amazing. I served it to my dairy-loving friends and they said that they preferred it to regular whipped cream because of its delightful coconut taste (though that probably wouldn't go w...

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thought I should comment after reading some reviews to mention that white sugar is not vegan and honey is a non-vegan ingredient. this recipe turns out perfect and to make it truly vegan just us...

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This is amazing. I served it to my dairy-loving friends and they said that they preferred it to regular whipped cream because of its delightful coconut taste (though that probably wouldn't go w...

I took a single can of coconut milk and put it in the freezer for 1 hour as I was in a rush for a last minut guest. I did chill the beaters and bowl too in the fridge. I followed the remainder o...

This worked like a charm for me. I have tried this with canned versions of coconut milk and found that the ones with stabilisers (including guar gum) work well. I tried this with homemade coconu...

Perhaps my favorite frosting. Easy to make and a yummy coconut flavor.

thought I should comment after reading some reviews to mention that white sugar is not vegan and honey is a non-vegan ingredient. this recipe turns out perfect and to make it truly vegan just us...

I was impatient so froze the can for 30 minutes and whipped it for about 3 minutes, but it is still AWESOME. It had a thick, creme fraiche consistency (which somehow seemed even fancier for pres...

I have made this a few times now that we have a vegan in the family. I was sceptical at first, thinking it wouldn't work but it hasn't failed me yet. I've changed the flavour a bit using a dif...

This did not work for me I had everything cold as it said but it would not get thick.

As I am trying to avoid processed sugar I used 2 tablespoons of raw honey instead. I also substituted Hershey's Dark Cocoa powder instead of vanilla....AMAZING!!!! The perfect chocolate whippe...