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Coconut Whipped Cream

(Vegan, gluten free, nut free, soy free)

Recipe by: Jennifer Coatanroch, La Vie Plenty

The perfect combination of quick, easy, and delicious. Who doesn't love whipped cream?! It's definitely a huge win at our house. You can always find a can of coconut milk in my fridge just in case I'd like to throw together some quick whipped cream!

3 ingredients. That's it. SO simple.

Minimal equipment. Even better.

NO hands-on prep. Just refrigerating the coconut and bowl ahead of time. Easy!

This whipped cream is a great addition to so many things!

  • Berry Trifle: make a quick, healthy dessert by layering the whipped cream with fruit in a pretty glass, and topping it as desired

  • As a topping for any dessert

  • Topped with fresh fruit

  • Strawberry Shortcake

  • On top of hot cocoa

  • On top of iced coffee

  • Lemon Chiffon pie

  • Or just on a spoon!

It's a great way to get kids involved too. Check out this video of my son and I making the whipped cream and berry trifle! :)

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Coconut Whipped Cream

Vegan, Gluten free, Soy free, Nut free


Yield: 4 servings



  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk (preferably chilled at least 3 hours)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

Trifle option: fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, shaved chocolate, sponge cake


  • Mixing bowl (preferably chilled)

  • Hand mixer

  • Can opener

  • Spatula

  • Teaspoon

  • Tablespoon


  1. Flip the can of coconut milk upside down, and open the bottom end with a can opener. Pour the water into a container and store in your refrigerator for another use.*

  2. Scoop the cream into your mixing bowl, using a spatula to get it all out.

  3. Add the vanilla and syrup to the bowl.

  4. Using a hand-mixer, beat for 1-2 minutes until peaks form. Note: This will not get as fluffy as dairy whipped cream would- but it still tastes delicious!

  5. Taste and adjust sweetener if needed.

  6. Enjoy!!

*Coconut water can be used in many dishes: smoothies, use it in place of water for rice, add it to a curry dish, use it in butternut squash soup, make sorbet...endless opportunities!

Bon Appétit!

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