April 22, 2022

by Alyssa

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

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Learn how to make the best two-ingredient coconut whipped cream with an electric mixer to top your favorite dairy-free desserts.

adding coconut whipped cream to strawberries

Is there anything better than light and fluffy whipped cream? Whether you dollop some on your breakfast oats for a treat or serve up an impressive dessert topped with plenty of whipped cream, it's never a bad time to enjoy some.

And if you're not eating dairy or following a vegan diet, this recipe is for you. Coconut whipped cream couldn't be easier to make and it's just as light, airy and delicious as dairy whipped cream.

overhead of two cans of cold coconut cream

Ingredients for Coconut Whipped Cream

The ingredient list for this recipe couldn't be simpler. Here's what you need:

  • Full-fat coconut milk. It's key to chill the coconut milk overnight.
  • Maple syrup. To sweeten it up! You could also use honey (if you're not vegan), or powdered sugar.
collage of before and after whipping cold coconut milk

How to Make Coconut Whipped Cream

The first step in making this vegan dessert is to chill your coconut milk in the fridge overnight. The next day, open up the cans. Scoop the hardened part from the top of the can into a mixing bowl. Leave the water in the bottom of the cans.

Use an electric mixer to beat the coconut milk until it's light and fluffy. Add the sweetener to taste. If you're having trouble getting the coconut to reach a fluffy texture, you may need to add a bit of the reserved coconut water.

glasses with coconut whipped cream and strawberries

How to Serve Coconut Whipped Cream

You'll probably want to eat this right from the bowl. Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy fluffy vegan whipped cream:

bowl of whipped coconut cream

Can I Store Leftover Whipped Cream?

Yes, you can store leftover cream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. If it deflates at all, simply re-whip with an electric mixer.

mixing bowl with whisks to make coconut whipped cream

More Vegan Dessert Recipes

If you make this coconut whipped cream, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

How to make Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut whipped cream is a super simple two-ingredient vegan dessert topping for all of your favorite treats.
Prep Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours
Servings 14 servings
Calories 120kcal
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  • Remove the lid from the can then carefully scoop out the solid bit from the top into a bowl, leaving the coconut “water” in the bottom of the can.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the coconut cream until fluffy.
  • Whip in the monk fruit extract (or syrup), taste and adjust sweetness if needed.
  • If it doesn't fluff/thin add a teaspoon of the coconut water as needed.
  • Place in the fridge until ready to use.


Serving: 3tablespoons | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Even though I eat vegan most of the time, I surprisingly have never made this. Thanks for sharing! Do you have any idea how long this will last in the refrigerator?


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