Are you looking for a healthy vegan whipped cream recipe? I got you covered!
Whether you’re avoiding dairy because of allergies or you follow a plant based diet, these vegan whipped cream recipes will be sure to fulfill your need.
Avoiding dairy has it’s challenges, especially during the holidays. I’ve used coconut whipped cream successfully for years and love it with so many of my desserts. Lately I’ve been craving something a little lighter and less coconutty that I could use for our pies and meringue. I recently discovered aquafaba and I’m amazed by how versatile it is!
What Is Aquafaba?
Aquafaba is the water from cooked beans, garbanzo beans specifically. All this time I’ve been tossing the liquid from my beans when I could have used it as an egg replacement, to make meringue cookies and to make dairy free vegan whipped cream!
Aquafaba Vs. Coconut Whipped Cream
Aquafaba and coconut whipped cream both taste delicious, but the coconut whipped cream wins in flavor in my opinion. The downside of coconut whipped cream is that it’s thick and dense. It doesn’t fluff the way regular whipped cream does. This is where aquafaba wins. It’s VERY fluffy and whips up beautifully. You can also use aquafaba for meringue pies, which gives it double brownie points in my book.
Vegan Whipped Cream Recipes
Below you’ll find my two favorite vegan whipped cream recipes using real food ingredients. Enjoy!Print
Coconut Whipped Cream
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 Cup
- 1 can of COLD coconut milk (I use this brand because it is BPA free and additive free)
- Open coconut milk and scoop off the coconut cream. The cream will be very thick and should easily scoop off from the top.
- Place cold coconut cream into a bowl and whip it with an electric mixer.
- Whip until coconut cream is fluffy. Feel free to add vanilla extract or your sweetener of choice to flavor this whipped cream.
Aquafaba Whipped Cream
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 4 Cups
- Drain the liquid from the canned beans and pour it into a stand mixer.
- Add cream of tartar, vanilla extract and sugar.
- Whip the aquafaba on high speed for 6-10 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.