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Splendid Coconut Whipped Cream

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Are you craving something sweet, yet healthy? Here is a melt-in-your mouth non-dairy coconut whipped cream that is gluten free and paleo-diet friendly but at the same time, is like a tropical paradise in every bite. . . oh, and did I mention it costs about $1 to make?!

b101 coconut whipped cream recipe

Coconut Whipped Cream

You’ll Need:
1 Can of Coconut Milk**
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract or 1/8th of a vanilla bean, scraped
3-4 tsp Sugar (or 2 tsp Agave, or a dash of splenda)

Coconut Milk is usually located in the ethnic food section or sometimes in the alcohol mixers section.

b101 coconut milk

Be sure you’re getting just coconut milk and not sweetened coconut cream, which is often used in a piña colada. This particular brand runs about $1 a can.

b101 canned coconut milk

Put the can of coconut cream in the refrigerator overnight. Mine was actually in the fridge for several days. Open it and scoop out the rich cream into a chilled mixing bowl.

Beat on high for 2 minutes, adding vanilla and sugar (1 tsp at a time), until light, fluffy and the consistency of whipped cream.

b101 non dairy whipped cream

Serve with slice pineapples, mangoes, fresh strawberries, blueberries or over shortcake. For a change of pace add a dash of cinnamon during whipping!

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Do not use the entire contents of the can or you will get a very thin, runny cream. Use only the thickened cream. Save the remaining coconut milk to make delicious (virgin) Piña colada. Smoothies by adding some crushed pineapple, vanilla yogurt, and a little ice.

b101 homemade coconut whipped cream

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16 thoughts on “Splendid Coconut Whipped Cream”

  1. I was really surprised at how well this came out and how creamy it was, it really is the PERFECT substitute for dairy whipped cream.

    I wanted to add a trick I discovered, you can add 1 tsp of just about any flavor extract to get great flavored cream, I love chocolate and cherry.

  2. Thank you so much for this FABULOUS recipe! I’ve been looking for a dairy-free whipped cream due to my dietary restrictions and this one works great. I added 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to create a rich mousse like dessert and served it with sliced strawberries on top.

    This recipe is a keeper, thank you.

  3. Coconut milk is the perfect alternative for those who follow a ketogenic & paleo diet and avoid dairy. It’s high in (good) fat, low in carbs and won’t kick you out of ketosis. Also, just like coconut oil, it contains fat-burning MCTs.

    Provided you stick with your macros, coconut oil will help you burn body fat for fuel.

  4. Is there a particular brand of coconut milk that you prefer over all the others? I just found a couple at walmart but I wanted to check and see if some whip better

  5. I basically follow your instructions, but these are the ingredients I used to make mine, it came out Completely AWESOME with No hint of coconut taste at all.

    1 can of full fat coconut milk
    1 TB pure maple syrup
    1 vanilla bean, scraped
    1 tsp almond extract

  6. Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.

    The style and design look great though! Hope you get the issue fixed soon. Thanks


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