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How to Make Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

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This recipe is great for anyone who is trying to consume less dairy or has a dairy allergy.  I often replace coconut milk for heavy cream in my own recipes.  Coconut milk has so many uses.  I have shown before that it can be used to make caramel sauce (my current obsession:D).  You can make cream cheese and even yogurt from coconut milk.
I’m going to walk you through a tutorial for making whipped cream from a can of coconut milk. 
·         1 can of Aroy-D full fat coconut milk
·         ½-1 tbsp of vanilla extract (taste for your preference)
·         1 ½ tbsp of Xylitol or sweetener of choice


Nutritional information and the last picture shows how much coconut water was left in the can.


1.    Put can of coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours.  Often I just leave a couple of cans in the fridge at all times.
2.    After a few hours have passed open the can of coconut milk.  Scoop the cream that has risen to the top into a mixing bowl.  No matter how tempting it is to include some of the coconut water at the bottom DON’T!!!! 
What the cold coconut cream looks like.


3.    Add ½ tbsp of vanilla and 1 tbsp of xylitol (a liquid sweetener would be preferred) – add some more after you have mixed it and taste tested it.


The scooped out cream with sweetener and vanilla added.


4.     Mix on the whipping cream setting until smooth.


The final product


5.    Some liquid might separate.  Just pour the liquid out.
6.    Keep stored in the fridge.
7.    Note – some liquid separates when the whipped cream has been sitting at room temperature.  When this happens, take a spoon and mix it again.
Use the whipping cream for a dip for fruit, or a topping on a dessert as shown on Big Life Little Garden.

7 Responses to How to Make Whipped Cream with Coconut Milk

  1. Nish February 13 at 6:23 am #

    This is brilliant so much healthier too – I am saving this post and will it try out asap!

  2. Ditch The Wheat February 13 at 11:53 pm #

    Thanks! I hope you enjoy it.

  3. Anonymous February 15 at 12:13 am #

    cool; imma try this when i make strawberry shortcake…dont judge lol

    • Ditch The Wheat February 15 at 5:21 am #

      lol I won't. I hope it works well with your recipe:D

  4. Anonymous February 22 at 1:54 am #

    I had a roommate from Australia who used coconut milk for everything. thanks for reminding me about this delicious treat!

    • Ditch The Wheat February 22 at 3:24 am #

      I LOVE coconut milk!!! I enjoy trying non-dairy alternatives. Next up is cream cheese made from almonds.

  5. Anonymous April 10 at 4:51 am #

    This is how I make whipped cream and it comes out pretty good