Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream (2-Ingredients)

May 2, 2019

Dessert

By: Jasmine Briones 

A step-by-step tutorial on how to make the perfect homemade vegan coconut whipped cream with just 2 ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time. It’s easy to make and a great addition to (almost) any dessert!

Bowl of fluffy coconut whipped cream next to berries by Sweet Simple Vegan

Coconut whipped cream was one of the very first recipes that I made after going vegan, and I remember how excited I was to be able to make a vegan version of a nostalgic recipe in a similar manner that my mom used to make for me. This recipe is made with coconut so of course, it will have a coconut-y flavor but don’t be afraid, I promise that it is going to knock your socks off!

I decided that it would be helpful for me to break down every step of this recipe in photos so that you could achieve the absolute perfect result when you try this out.

Jasmine posing with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries; step by step tutorial by sweet simple vegan.

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Step 1: Place a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours. This is key as it will harden the coconut and yield the thickest whipped cream!

Refrigerator open with coconut milk for whipped cream; step 1 by sweet simple vegan

Shoutout to Samsung for this dope new refrigerator! We have one of their smart refrigerators which features their Family Hub with the capability of helping us create shopping lists, keep track of our items with their expiration dates, give us a digital view of our refrigerator at all times (which is especially helpful when we are out) and the ability to store our produce and food optimally. We have a while blog post where we talk about the best ways to store produce here. If you want to get a full tour of our vegan fridge AND learn more about the unique features of this refrigerator, check out our previous fridge tour post and also check Samsung out here 🙂

Now back to this whip!

Step 2: Before whipping, it is ideal if you place your large mixing bowl and the beaters of your electric or standing mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. This will help the coconut cream stay cold and thick!

Beaters and bowl in the freezer; step 2 for homemade coconut whipped cream by sweet simple vegan

Step 3: Carefully open up the can of coconut milk, being sure not to shake or flip it. Using a spoon, scoop the coconut cream solids (on the top of the can) into the chilled mixing bowl. Be sure not to scoop any liquid in. You can save the remaining liquid for another use, such as smoothies!

Removing thick coconut cream from refrigerated can to make whipped cream; tutorial by sweet simple vegan

Step 4: Beat coconut cream using an electric hand or standing mixer with the chilled beaters on medium speed. Once it beings to fluff up, turn it up to high speed. Beat the coconut cream until stiff peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stop the mixer and add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. For smoothness, we sifted in the sugar. Beat for a minute more and then adjust sweetness and vanilla to taste.

We opted for powdered sugar to keep this whipped cream as white in color as possible as well as smooth in texture as we could achieve. If you would like, you can opt for maple syrup, cane sugar, or even an alternative sweetener like stevia to taste. Note that these sweeteners may alter the look, taste and or texture of the whipped cream, and we recommend powdered sugar over other sweeteners.

how to make fluffy and decadent coconut whipped cream by sweet simple vegan

Step 5: Use this coconut whipped cream immediately or set it into the refrigerator to chill for a few hours.

Jasmine posing with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries; step by step tutorial by sweet simple vegan.

Feel free to add in additional ingredients/flavors are you would like, depending on what you are serving this whipped cream with. Here are some ideas: citrus zest, almond extract, matcha powder, cocoa, peppermint extract, fresh mint, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, lavender, etc.

how to make fluffy and decadent coconut whipped cream by sweet simple vegan blog

We hope that you like this recipe and this step-by-step tutorial!

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Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream (2-Ingredients)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

Learn how to make homemade vegan coconut whipped cream with just 2 ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time. It’s easy to make and the perfect sweet treat to dive into this Spring.


Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place a can of coconut milk un the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours. This is key as it will harden the coconut and yield the thickest whipped cream!
  2. Before whipping, it is ideal if you place your large mixing bowl and the beaters of your electric or standing mixer in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill. This will help the coconut cream stay cold and thick!
  3. Carefully open up the can of coconut milk, being sure not to shake or flip it. Using a spoon, scoop the coconut cream solids (on the top of the can) into the chilled mixing bowl. Be sure not to scoop any liquid in. You can save the remaining liquid for another use, such as smoothies!
  4. Beat coconut cream using an electric hand or standing mixer with the chilled beaters on medium speed. Once it beings to fluff up, turn it up to high speed. Beat the coconut cream until stiff peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes. Stop the mixer and add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. For smoothness, we sifted in the sugar. Beat for a minute more and then adjust sweetness and vanilla to taste.
  5. Use this coconut whipped cream immediately or set it into the refrigerator to chill for a few hours. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It is best used the day-of but will last 5-7 days.

Notes

  • We opted for powdered sugar to keep this whipped cream as white in color as possible as well as smooth in texture as we could achieve. If you would like, you can opt for maple syrup, cane sugar, or even an alternative sweetener like stevia to taste. Note that these sweeteners may alter the look, taste and or texture of the whipped cream, and we recommend powdered sugar over other sweeteners.
  • Feel free to add in additional ingredients/flavors are you would like, depending on what you are serving this whipped cream with. Here are some ideas: citrus zest, almond extract, matcha powder, cocoa, peppermint extract, fresh mint, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, lavender, etc.
  • Prep Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Side
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dessert, Side, Whipped, Cream, Coconut

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances, but all opinions shared remain our own. The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that I earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  2. Brooklyn says:

    Hello ^-^ Do you think I could use coconut cream instead of coconut milk?
    Would I still use the entire 400 ml can?
    Thank you so much.

    • Chris Petrellese says:

      Hey Brooklyn, yes coconut cream will work! You can use the whole can, but just taste it and adjust the powdered sugar as needed if it’s not sweet enough!

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