The recipe explains how to make whipped cream out of coconut milk (or coconut cream). With just two simple ingredients, this dairy-free recipe is the perfect topper for so many cakes and pies.
How Do I Make Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk?
I recommend using coconut cream if you can, as it will yield the largest volume of whipped cream. I buy mine in 15 oz cans at Whole Foods. If you do not have access to coconut cream, coconut milk will work also! You’ll want to chill the can in the fridge overnight and be sure to separate what floats to the top of the can (the usable cream) from the coconut water that sinks to the bottom. Here’s what I recommend:
- First, chill an unopened can of coconut cream or coconut milk overnight in the refrigerator. This will help ensue you’re using only the creamiest parts of the product.
- The next day, open your can and scrape out whatever solids have formed. Add these to a large mixing bowl with 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
- Using a hand mixer, whip on high speed for 3-5 minutes, until soft peaks have formed (or the texture reaches the consistency of these photos). That’s it! Your dairy-free whipped cream is now ready to use and will keep in the fridge for up to five days.
Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream, and Cream of Coconut – what are the differences?
Coconut milk is the consistency of dairy milk and is made from blending one part shredded coconut and one part water. This is the base of many Thai curry dishes and dips and has many baking applications (like pie, caramel, strawberry shortcake, toffee bars). It also can add richness to smoothies.
Coconut cream is what rises to the top of a can of coconut milk when it is chilled. It can be made by simmering four parts coconut to one part water (this is how it is sold in cans, and what I used specifically here). It is much thicker and richer than coconut milk. For this reason, it is the best option when making coconut whipped cream.
Cream of coconut is a sweetened version of coconut cream, known for its traditional use in a piña colada. I suppose it could work in this recipe, but honestly have not tested as I prefer being able to control the amount of sugar present in the whipped cream.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for simple coconut whipped cream! Be sure to let me know in the comments or on Instagram if you give it a try.Print