This is the easiest vegan whipped cream recipe that you will find. Only 3 ingredients are needed and all you need to do is whip it up inside a large mixing bowl. Once that is done, you can enjoy!
My coconut whipped cream takes less than 5 minutes to make, so you can easily make the treat spontaneously without much hassle if you ever feel like you want it and have the ingredients at hand.
It's so light and super delicious. I could genuinely eat it own it's own, all day long but it also works great with vegan breakfast pancakes, vegan cakes and vegan french toast. I actually used this dairy-free coconut whipped cream recipe for the topping on my vegan tres leches cake with great success.
As you love a simple recipe, I also think you will enjoy my vegan condensed milk and vegan lemon curd recipes which are both great additions to other treats. Another great coconut treat is my vegan lamingtons recipe.
Why You Will Love This Whipped Cream
- Authentic Flavors - This veganized whipped cream recipe is very similar to a non-vegan whipped cream in terms of its taste. It's beautifully sweetened by the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract which adds a beautiful and welcome kick to it.
- Great Texture - We can all agree that whipped cream should always be incredibly light and easy to consume right? After being whipped up, this one is so airy, you won't believe it. You're going to love this cream. I was so happy with how fluffy it turned out!
- Versatile - Something that I love about this whipped cream recipe is that it can be added to so many different things. I can't think of anything that whipped cream wouldn't improve! Some treats that I recommend you trying it with are my vegan pumpkin brownies and vegan brown sugar cereal pancakes. However, there are so many more desserts that it would be delicious with.
- Allergy Friendly & Plant Based - This vegan coconut whipped cream recipe is wholly vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
- Coconut cream - You need to chill the can of coconut cream in the refrigerator overnight so that the cream inside thickens. This trick also came in handy for my vegan bounty bars and vegan chocolate mousse recipes. This is a very underrated ingredient in the dairy-free baking world. It has a great neutral flavor and gives so many treats a great, creamy consistency.
- Powdered sugar - First of all, make sure that the powdered sugar that you are using is vegan friendly. Some brands use something called bone char in their recipes as a decolorizing filter which gives the powdered sugar it's white color. However, some chose to skip this process, making their products vegan-friendly.
- Vanilla extract - Not only does the vanilla extract add some extra 'oomph' to the overall flavor of the coconut whipped cream, but if you've ever tried non-vegan whipped cream in you lifetime, you'll know that the vanilla also gives it are more authentic taste too!
See recipe card for full information on individual ingredients and quantities.
Substitutions & Variations
- To give the whipped cream a whole new vibe, you can replace the vanilla extract with almond extract. I added it to the filling in my vegan double chocolate pudding pie recipe and it worked perfectly. If you are a big fan of almonds and almond flavors, you'll definitely enjoy this swap. Almond extract gives the coconut whipped cream a much more dominant flavor than the vanilla does.
- If you'd like to add something extra to the whipped cream, try adding a topping of your choice. One that I would personally recommend is vegan sprinkles. These can sometimes be quite difficult to find but if you can get hold of some, they'll compliment the
How To Make Vegan Whipped Cream
For the full method, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
1: Add the chilled coconut cream to a mixing bowl.
2: Use an electric hand mixer to cream the coconut cream until it thickens.
3: Add the powdered sugar and vanilla to sweeten the vegan whipped cream. Use the hand mixer again and whip up the cream one more time.
Chill the coconut cream in the fridge - Placing the coconut cream inside the refrigerator overnight will make the cream thick and it will also give the coconut cream an optimal, firm consistency for whipping. This way you will get the whipped cream texture that you want.
Don't used creamed coconut - Creamed coconut is a completely different product to coconut cream and it won't work for this recipe. Look for a product that is labelled as 'coconut cream' or use the coconut cream at the top of a chilled coconut milk can.
Thicken the whipped cream even more - If you'd like the coconut whipped cream to have an even thicker consistency, add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or tapioca starch.
Store the coconut cream inside the fridge overnight. This will make sure that the majority of the cream inside is thick and easy to whip with a hand mixer.
Unfortunately not. Low fat coconut cream can't thicken and therefore, you can't make whipped cream out of it.
Add some cornstarch or tapioca starch if your whipped cream hasn't thickened as much as you'd like.
You often can, although I haven't tested it for this recipe. Let it thaw, then try to whip it up again using the same tools and method.
Store this whipped cream inside the fridge for up to five days.
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3-Ingredient Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream
- 380 g coconut cream full fat
- 45 g powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the coconut cream in the fridge overnight so that the cream can be nice and thick. This makes the whipping process much easier and more effective.
Make the whipped cream:
- Add the coconut cream to a mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer on a slow speed to whip the cream for two minutes. By then it should have the correct whipped cream consistency.
- Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract then whip again with the hand mixer for 1 minute more.
- Placing the coconut cream inside the refrigerator overnight will make the cream thick and it will also give the coconut cream an optimal, firm consistency for whipping. This way you will get the whipped cream texture that you want.
- Creamed coconut is a completely different product to coconut cream and it won't work for this recipe. Look for a product that is labelled as 'coconut cream' or use the coconut cream at the top of a chilled coconut milk can.
- If you'd like the coconut whipped cream to have an even thicker consistency, add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch or tapioca starch.