I’m usually skeptical when it comes to dairy-free substitutes that “taste just like the real thing.”
When I first heard about coconut whipped cream, I was dubious.
It sounded like a trick to me, perpetrated by health nuts who don’t understand how whipped cream should taste in the first place.
Well, friends, I’ll be the first to admit that coconut whipped cream has changed my world.
I’ve been experimenting with coconut whipped cream for a couple of years now (seriously). Over time, I’ve learned a few tricks to get the best results.
It begins with using pure, unsweetened coconut cream, which is thick and rich like actual cream.
(Pro tip: Cold coconut cream works best for this recipe, so refrigerate the can overnight before opening.)
If you can’t find coconut cream, you can buy full fat (not light) coconut milk instead, which contains both the thick white coconut cream and water.
If you’re going this route, you’ll need more than one can to get the full cup needed for this recipe.
Refrigerate unopened cans overnight, then scoop out just the thick cream that separates and rises to the top (save the coconut water for other recipes or add it to smoothies).
Some brands add extra ingredients to prevent the cream and water from separating, so look for a product without additives.
The rest of this recipe comes together like regular whipped cream. It works best if your bowl and beaters are cold to start. Add sweetener, a splash of vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Extra coconut whipped cream can be stored in the fridge. It’ll solidify over time, so simply give it another quick whip to get it light and fluffy again.
Coconut Whipped Cream
Swap in this delicious, creamy coconut whipped cream instead of regular whipped cream on your next dessert.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
- Chilled mixing bowl and beaters
- 1 Tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
Carefully place only hard coconut cream in chilled mixing bowl. Discard liquid (or save for future use).
Add honey, salt, and extract; beat with a mixer (or whisk) until stiff peaks form.
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Enjoy as an occasional treat. Be sure to track it.
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