Coconut Whipped Cream


Coconut whipped cream, also known as vegan whipped cream, is the perfect topping for any dairy-free or vegan dessert. It's light, creamy and entirely plant-based. Like regular whipped cream, you can also add flavoring--citrus zest, espresso powder or a different extract--to this basic recipe to customize the flavor. Refrigerating the can of coconut milk or cream overnight allows the fat/cream to separate from the liquid and solidify.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 /2 cups


  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut cream or coconut milk, refrigerated overnight

  • 1 tablespoon organic confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain coconut cream (or coconut milk) solids from the liquid. Place the solids in a large mixing bowl. Reserve the liquid for another use.

  2. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla to the solid coconut cream. Beat with an electric mixer on low until combined. Continue to beat on high until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl; beat for another 30 seconds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

68 Calories
7g Fat
2g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 68
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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