How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Are you trying to find a dairy-free substitute for regular whipping cream? You only need to look at coconut whipped cream!

This tasty, vegan-friendly topping is simple to prepare, tastes great, and is ideal for giving sweets, fruits, or drinks a creamy, fluffy touch.

This detailed recipe for homemade coconut whipped cream includes modifications and helpful hints to improve your cooking. 

Ingredients And Tools Required 

You’ll only need a few simple supplies and equipment to get started: 


  • One can (13.5 ounces) of coconut cream or milk in its full-fat 
  • Two teaspoons, or to taste, of powdered sugar 
  • One teaspoon of optional vanilla extract 


  • Mixing bowl, ideally made of metal 
  • Stand mixers or electric mixers 
  • spatula 
  • Spoon measurements 

Detailed Instructions 

1. Let The Coconut Milk Cool

Chilled coconut milk is essential for creating light and airy coconut whipped cream. Before preparing the whipped cream, chill the can in your refrigerator for at least twenty-four hours.

This process separates The cream from the liquid, solidifying it. 

2. Set Up Your Equipment

Before starting, freeze your mixing bowl and beaters for about fifteen minutes for optimal results. This helps keep the coconut cream solid as you whisk it. 

3. Separate The Cream

Crack open the refrigerated coconut milk can. The top of the coconut cream will have solidified, as you can see. Transfer the heavy cream into a cold mixing bowl using a spoon.

Keep the remaining liquid aside for smoothies or other uses. 

4. Begin Beating

With an electric mixer, beat the coconut cream on medium speed. Gradually accelerate to high speed as soon as it starts to whip.

Continue whipping for another three to five minutes or until the cream is light and frothy. 

5. Add Sweetness And Flavor

Add the vanilla essence and powdered sugar after the cream takes shape. Whip for another one to two minutes or until the cream has the consistency you want and everything is properly blended. 

6. Taste And Adjust

After tasting the whipped cream, add additional powdered sugar if necessary. If it’s too thick, add a small amount of the coconut liquid you set aside to thin it out. 

How To Make The Best Coconut-Whipped Cream?

  • Selecting Proper Coconut Milk: Different coconut milk have different qualities. Guar gum can alter the texture; therefore, use full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream without it for optimal results. 
  • Keep in mind: For up to a week, coconut whipped cream can be in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It may solidify chilled; whip again before serving to return the fluffy texture. 
  • Sweeteners without dairy: Make sure your powdered sugar is vegan if you prepare this whipped cream for a vegan diet. Bone char is used in the processing of some powdered sugar brands. Although they might slightly alter the texture, substitutes like agave nectar or maple syrup are also acceptable. 

Serving Ideas 

The uses for coconut whipped cream are endless. A few ways to enjoy it are as follows: 

  • Desserts: For a delicious touch, top cakes, pies, or brownies with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. 
  • Fruit: Add a scoop to a dish of mixed berries for a cool treat. 
  • Drinks: Add it to smoothies, coffee, or hot chocolate to add something extra decadent. 

Variations To Try

  • Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream Variations to Try: Add 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder while whipping for a chocolatey twist. 
  • Lime or Lemon Zest: Add some zest from the citrus fruits for a refreshing taste with summertime treats. 
  • Spices: For a warm, fall-inspired variation, stir in a dash of cardamom, nutmeg, or cinnamon. 

Making coconut whipped cream is an easy and fulfilling way to make a tasty and versatile dairy-free vegan topping. Coconut whipped cream will give a touch of elegance to any dish, whether served with pie, a fresh fruit salad, or a warm beverage. Try out several taste combinations to discover your favorite one!

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