Cream of Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe – A Non Dairy Delight
November 8, 2021
Mini Apple Pie with dairy free Coconut Whipped Cream

Cream of Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe – A Non Dairy Delight

How does cream of coconut whipped cream sound to you? A little odd? Or a delightfully creamy dairy-free option for the holidays!? This simple coconut whipped cream recipe needs only 3 ingredients, takes minutes to prepare {after chilling the coconut milk} and tastes even better than whipped cream in my opinion with its mild coconut flavor.

Coconut whipped cream healthy recipe by Salt Lake Healthy hostess
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Is Coconut Whipped Cream Healthier?

I do call this cream of coconut whipped cream healthier. Because, for many people with dairy allergies, intolerances, or vegan diets……it is.

Coconut cream does contain a high fat content but the structure of that fat is as medium-chain triglycerides, which are absorbed more quickly by the body than some other fats and are quickly metabolized for energy. This means it's not stored in your fat cells.

Coconut milk also contains no cholesterol, though heavy cream does. A 2017 study from the Journal of American Nutrition suggests that coconut fatty acids might actually reduce the negative effects of cholesterol. So while it might not be a diet food….coconut milk has some pretty great health benefits!

Easy Cream of Coconut Whipped Cream Ingredients

Ingredients for whipped cream of Coconut

There are only 3 simple ingredients for this dairy free cream of coconut whipped cream recipe.

Chilled Cream of Coconut

Whipped cream of coconut dessert topping

First, you need to make sure your Coconut Milk is chilled overnight.

Next, open the can and scoop out ONLY the hardened cream on top. You can save the clear coconut liquid for use in smoothies or soups.

Finally, mix well in your KitchenAid mixer with the whisk attachment until the cream starts to get soft and a little fluffy.

Add Your Sweetener

cream of coconut whipped cream

If you are making a dessert topping you will probably want some sweetener. You must use powdered sugar {also called confectioner's sugar} as regular granulated sugar will stay grainy and weigh your coconut whipped cream down.

After your coconut cream starts to fluff, slowly add the sugar and dash of pure vanilla extract to your desired sweetness. I like mixing in a little Confectioners Swerve {powdered sugar-free erythritol sweetener} or Powdered Monkfruit to reduce the sugar content without making it taste like you used a weird sugar substitute!

If you have family who is diabetic use only Powdered Monkfruit for a tasty and completely sugar-free creamy treat. Monkfruit is the sugar alternative my family likes best, or I should say, notices the least!

Serve Coconut Whipped Cream

Mini Apple Pie with dairy free Coconut Whipped Cream

You may be tempted to overwhip your coconut cream because it doesn't get as fluffy as it's dairy cream counterpart. But if you DO overwhip it can actually start to separate. But when it's ready, it'll be delightful!

Getting ready to serve this tasty treat is a little more work for a beautiful presentation. I just used a simple ziploc bag but a frosting tip will give you a nicer shape.

Even though my family doesn't care, I've had my eyes on this fancy Whipped Cream Dispenser to make my homemade desserts look more professional. Just spoon into bag, or dispenser and use as you would regular whipped cream.

We love it on these mini apple pies {above}, our Dixie Pomegranate Fruit Salad, and pumpkin pie!

Can I Use Coconut Cream Instead of Whipping Cream?

If you're wondering about using coconut cream instead of whipping cream for other things you absolutely can! Replacing heavy cream with coconut milk will work in nearly every recipe. In fact that's what gives curries its amazingly creamy texture. I love it in my Butternut Squash Soup recipe.

May Your Holidays Be SWEET

Mini Apple Pie with dairy free Cream of Coconut Whipped Cream

If you know anyone with a dairy free diet that would LOVE to try this coconut whipped cream, will you share it with them? It's perfect for any vegan friends in your life as well as it contains no animal products. And if you make it with the sugar-free options, your Keto family will also love you. Sounds like a win-win-win to me!

If you do try making this dairy-free whipped cream, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 


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Non-Dairy whipped cream of coconut by Salt Lake Healthy Hostess

Coconut Whipped Cream

Dairy free light and fluffy whipped coconut cream
Cook Time20 minutes
Chill Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dairy free, Healthier version, Healthy holiday, healthy treat
Servings: 6 1/4 cup servings


  • KitchenAid Mixer


  • 1 14 ounce Canned Coconut Milk, Savoy or Aroy-D recommended
  • ½ tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • ¼-½ cup Powdered sugar Sub Confectioners Erythritol or powered Monkfruit for sugar-free, Keto approved


  • Chilling the can of coconut milk overnight is the KEY to this recipe. You cannot cheat and try to quick cool by putting it in the freezer. This is a recipe that must be planned ahead of time.
  • For best results you'll want to chill your mixing bowl for 10-15 minutes prior to starting.
  • When you're ready, carefully open the can of coconut milk as to not mix the cream and liquid. Skim off the solid portion of coconut cream, saving the liquid for smoothies or other baking.
  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer start beating the coconut cream in your chilled bowl for 30-60 seconds, or until it starts to fluff.
  • Then you'll add the vanilla and slowly add the sweetener to desired taste. Blend for another minute and test. 1/4 cup of sweetener is fine for me but you might want it sweeter depending on how you plan to serve it.


Optional Non-Sugar Sweeteners:
  • Monkfruit/Erythritol blend*, Confectioners Swerve (Erythritol), Powdered Stevia  
  • I don't recommend liquid stevia or maple syrup as it negatively affects the whipping
  1. Cream is still a bit watery: If your whipped cream doesn't set up properly you can often save it by adding up to 1/4 cup of tapioca starch to help thicken it so the cream will whip. It will also thicken in the fridge. 
  2. Cream is lumpy: Continue mixing and add a little more of the liquid, but be careful not to overmix or it will start to separate. 

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