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Tips for Perfect Coconut Whipped Cream

Tips for Perfect Coconut Whipped Cream

Have you ever tried to make coconut whipped cream and totally failed?

Yeah. Me too.

Even after successfully making vegan whipped cream in the past, I recently tried to make coconut whipped cream and utterly failed. It was liquidy and it didn’t taste good, and worst of all…I couldn’t figure out why.

So I did some research and here’s what I found. Hopefully this will save you from experiencing my whipped cream flop ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

The bowl and the whisk should be very cold. Pop them both in the freezer for an hour before making your whipped cream. It actually makes a huge difference!


Who knew? But it makes sense. Every brand will have a slightly different cream to water ratio and flavor profile. Here’s a video that helped me a lot. I’ve also found that the Kroger brand of organic full fat coconut milk works well!


  1. Store your canned coconut milk in the fridge for at least 24 hours before whipping. I now keep a few cans in the fridge at all times because I always forget this step ๐Ÿ˜…
  2. Once cold, make sure you open the can upside down so that you can pour the liquid out into a separate bowl. You can use this for smoothies or dal or soup, but you don’t want any of that liquid to get in the whipped cream, or else it won’t whip.
  3. Then use a spoon to scoop out the solidified coconut cream and put it in the chilled bowl.
  4. Whip with an electric mixer until smooth and then sprinkle in some sugar. You can add vanilla here too if you like but I usually leave it out (recipe below)
  • 2 cans of full fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar (or more to taste)


When decorating with whipped cream, frost or dollop onto desserts right before serving to avoid deflating or traveling.

Also coconut whipped cream hardens in the fridge, so you can make it ahead of time, but you’ll want it to come down a few degrees and then rewhip right before serving.

Coconut whipped cream is delicious in so many recipes and even just served with some summery sweet strawberries for dipping.

It’s a healthy alternative to dairy cream and easy to make once you get the hang of it!

Have some more tips that I missed here? Share them in the comment below!

Nicole Vranjican

Hey! I’m Nicole and I make practical vegan recipes for REAL life. I cook with simple, easy to find ingredients and I’m passionate about creating delicious plant-based meals that everyone will love!

I hope you enjoy my recipes and videos :) Happy Cooking!

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