Vegan Whipped Cream – Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Mocha

Marla Meridith

June 11, 2012

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Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

Did you know that you can make homemade whipped cream out of coconut milk?! Oh yes you can and it might just be one of the best things you will ever taste.

In your lifetime….

Especially when you can make it in so many tempting flavors. Why have just vanilla ( though vanilla is amazing! ) when you can have naturally flavored chocolate, coffee and mocha too?

The sky is the limit here. Try some berry flavored creams too. ‘Tis the season!

*You can also see my recipe for Homemade Whipped Cream: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

I have been dreaming about making this vegan coconut cream for a while now. I first saw this recipe on one of my favorite vegan blogs ~ Healthy Happy Life

I often refer to Kathy’s coconut whip in my recipes. I figured it was time to post this genius creation!

Let’s take a closer look at my 4 flavors, shall we?

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

There is really nothing to it. You put a few cans of full fat coconut milk (don’t use the light kind or it won’t whip) in the fridge overnight. You scoop out the thick creamy part. Then you whip it all up in in your mixer. Sweeten the whole batch, divide into portions and whisk in your flavorings.

Now that is easy huh!

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

I pair this coconut cream with everything! You can enjoy it in my  Gluten Free Banana Cream Pie. You will crave it on your Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp and crumbles as well. My Vegan Chocolate Banana Scones would taste amazing dipped in this cream too!

Pipe onto cakes, muffins or cupcakes or just eat it by the spoonful!

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

I love it with Coconut Blueberry Oatmeal, stirred into Homemade Skinny Frappucciono’s and Skinny Chocolate Lover’s Milkshakes. Try some on a stack of Gluten Free Blueberry Pancakes or a dollop on Tutti Fruitti Stuffed French Toast.

You can also use this as coffee creamers. Really the sky is the limit!

Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream {vanilla, mocha, coffee & chocolate flavors} | recipe on

This recipe is great for folks on Paleo, gluten free, sugar free and dairy free diets.

Have you ever made coconut whipped cream? If so what are some other flavors to try?


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  • Noelle (@singerinkitchen)
    Posted at 08:34h, 11 June


  • Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free
    Posted at 08:38h, 11 June

    I always keep a jar of coconut milk in the fridge because I LOVE making coconut milk whipped cream. It is the best!!! so tasty and so easy. I’ve made vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, and cinnamon cream before…but I love the idea of coffee!

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:49h, 11 June

      Alex, isn’t this whipped cream the best?! We will always have some on hand in the fridge from now on 🙂

  • Rosa
    Posted at 08:42h, 11 June

    I didn’t know one could whip coconut cream. A lovely post and great clicks.



    • Marla
      Posted at 16:50h, 11 June

      Rosa ~ yes you can and you must! Someday 🙂

  • Katrina
    Posted at 08:45h, 11 June

    This looks so awesome! I want all of the flavours in a bowl! haha

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:51h, 11 June

      Katrina, thats the way to do it!!

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 09:20h, 11 June

    Marla, you are the hero of the day! I didn’t know this was possible.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 09:23h, 11 June

    Gorgeous. The recipes themselves (love coconut milk) and have never whipped it quite to that frothy state. But the photos…truly every shoot just looks better than the last. Love the old planks and yes, I can tell they are really actually vintage and not made to look vintage. I need to shop where you shop 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:19h, 11 June

      Averie, YOU would LOVE this coconut whipped cream!!! I mean lick off the spoon GREATNESS!! The “old planks” is actually a recent vintage table score ~ I flipped when I saw it tucked + hidden in the corner of a local antiques store. I mean doesn’t everyone want an OLD FARM TABLE??? Yes, you and I should go prop shopping some day soon. xo

  • Courtney @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.
    Posted at 09:54h, 11 June

    Wow! Who knew? This is absolutely lovely…and such a great way to glam up a vegan dessert!

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:06h, 11 June

      Hi Courtney ~ I love the whole idea of GLAM!!! + Dessert!

  • Maria
    Posted at 10:15h, 11 June

    Oh yum!!

  • Jen @ Savory Simple
    Posted at 10:36h, 11 June

    Wow, I had NO idea you could whip coconut milk!!! Thank you so much!

  • Cassie (bake your day)
    Posted at 11:19h, 11 June

    Marla, I had no idea that you can make whipped cream from coconut milk, fabulous find today. Great photos too!

  • angie
    Posted at 14:59h, 11 June

    coconut milk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who knew. love it. coconut cream pie and coconut milk whipped cream its a dream come true
    i am in canada. kristine (your biggest canadian fan) and i are going to whip up a little coconut whipped cream for our pancakes tomorrow morning, the kids will love it! us too!!

  • Kristina Vanni
    Posted at 15:38h, 11 June

    What a great idea and great recipe to have on hand. I love this new and fresh take on whipped cream!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Posted at 20:37h, 11 June

    I’ve seen this popping around the blog world, I love it!! I’m going to try it out! Thanks Marla! I love all of the flavors you made!

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted at 21:28h, 11 June

    I had no idea you could make whipped cream from coconut milk. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Posted at 02:37h, 12 June what gorgeous clicks, Marla..from where do you get such pretty vibrant and colorful napkins?

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:13h, 12 June

      Hi Sanjeeta, that is actually swatches of Amy Butler fabric 🙂 She is so talented!

  • chinmayie @ love food eat
    Posted at 03:32h, 12 June

    I have been thinking about the possibility of whipped coconut milk into thick cream for a long time now. I never tried it and never even searched if it exist online. Thank you for making my life easier 😉

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:13h, 12 June

      I am soooooo happy I just made you life easier!! The search is over 🙂

  • Catherine
    Posted at 06:58h, 12 June

    I am thrilled to have this recipe! I have been looking for an alternative to a milk based whipped cream. Just in time for summer and all the fruity goodness coming our way!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 07:35h, 12 June

    very fun and creative! I’ll have to give these a try

  • teresa
    Posted at 08:50h, 12 June

    This is dreamy!
    Your pictures are amazing Marla!
    You seriously need to conduct photography FOOD styling workshops!
    Where on earth did you get that piece of distressed red/pink wood!
    Love it all!
    Bright and CHEERY just like YOU!

  • Rachel Cooks
    Posted at 11:19h, 12 June

    So fun and easy!

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Posted at 18:37h, 12 June

    to die for! Period!

  • Marina {}
    Posted at 20:59h, 12 June

    I know this is rude but I’m going to say it anyway…. I just want to lick all those bowls clean! Amazing, Marla! And I love that backdrop!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:53h, 13 June

      Ha!! When I first started reading this comment I thought spam Miss Marina, those words took me by surprise!! You crack me up girl 🙂

  • Faith
    Posted at 05:27h, 13 June

    I LOVE coconut whipped cream! It’s delicious eaten as-is, but it’s also insanely good on top of coffee or a shake for a real treat! Can’t wait to try your mocha flavor, Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:52h, 13 June

      Faith, I LOVE it with my hot coffee and milkshakes too!

  • Rikki
    Posted at 09:16h, 14 June

    Oh my gosh Marla, this looks amazing! That mocha one has my name written all over it. I bet it would be so delicious on a chocolate milkshake. MUST try this!

    • Marla
      Posted at 17:07h, 14 June

      Rikki, the mocha is great pom everything and amazing for coffee junkies! Hope you can try some soon, great idea to put a few dollops on your chocolate milkshake!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 17:16h, 14 June

    Mmmm….now I need to bake something to put all these yummy whipped creams on!

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 07:00h, 16 June

    Gorgeous Marla – love all the flavors!

  • Loretta
    Posted at 07:32h, 16 June

    I’m confused and maybe a little dense. I didn’t know there was such a thing as unsweetened cocoa powder and cocoa powder. Is that a typo, or just me being ignorant?

    • Marla
      Posted at 07:36h, 16 June

      Hi Loretta, I have to make the differentiation between the two. Sometimes people think that cocoa powder is regular hot cocoa mix with all the sugar and other ingredients.

      • Loretta
        Posted at 09:50h, 16 June

        Thanks for the quick reply. After I posted my question, I saw that in one spot it said to use unsweetened cocoa powder and espresso powder/instant coffee and in another it said unsweetened cocoa powder and cocoa powder. Thus the confusion…

  • DessertForTwo
    Posted at 07:48h, 16 June

    How fun! I’ve got to try this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • EA-The Spicy RD
    Posted at 19:32h, 18 June

    I just made some {gluten-free} strawberry shortcakes last night with regular old fashioned whipped cream, but I’d love to give this vegan version a try. Such gorgeous whipped cream!!

  • Alyssa (Down_To_Earth)
    Posted at 18:23h, 20 June

    Oh man, I will be eating this every day for the rest of my life. 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:26h, 20 June

      Awesome! I think that is a great plan!!

  • Jes Nava
    Posted at 14:49h, 26 June

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Once whipped, what is the nutritional information? Thx

  • Rosie @ Sweetapolita
    Posted at 04:06h, 01 July

    Marla, this looks like fluffy clouds of coconut bliss! I sincerely can’t wait to try this and to incorporate it into some of my desserts–and I love that it’s vegan. Gorgeous photos too! xo

  • Jocelyn
    Posted at 17:58h, 09 August

    I finally tried this and am in heaven. Made the cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla (real vanilla beans) and they were all delicious. Will be using this recipe regularly thank you!!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:57h, 10 August

      Yay!! I am soooo glad you tried this!! I always have a batch ready to go in the fridge. Addicted to this stuff. I must try some with the vanilla bean too 🙂

  • Margaret
    Posted at 03:15h, 10 August

    I’m curious, does it taste like coconut? I don’t care for coconut’s flavor, so I always shy away from coconut milk. But I agree, beautiful pictures!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:55h, 10 August

      Yes it does taste like coconut 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 19:51h, 26 September

    Got online specifically to find a healthy alternative to the traditional sugar-laden frosting…voila! So excited to try different flavors and in different things…how does it hold up?…say if I made some to use in coffee…does it keep to use the following day as well, or get blah like the real deal does

    • Marla
      Posted at 20:29h, 26 September

      Katie, you are totally in LUCK with this whipped cream. Mine stays perfect for many days….it actually thickens up in the fridge. Does not need to be re-whipped at all. You can decorate with it too. If you need it to soften up a bit take it out of the fridge a little bit ahead to warm up. Enjoy! I am thrilled that you found my blog and this recipe.

  • Cherylyn Robinson
    Posted at 13:42h, 02 October

    I’m soooo happy that i’ve found this recipe. I HATE vegan synthetic cream, so i haven’t had any cream for such a long time. I will be making this at the weekend and using it to fill a chocolate birthday cake. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • Brooke
    Posted at 05:36h, 06 November

    Hi. I tried this and it didn’t whip at all. I used fresh coconut milk that I had chilled overnight in the fridge. But I spooned the cream off the top and don’t understand why it didn’t whip up. Any ideas? Thanks.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:45h, 22 November

    I tried this also and it didn’t whip? Any tips or suggestions to make it come out right?

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:10h, 22 November

      It needs to be chilled overnight & full fat coconut milk. Make sure you poured off the water that separated as well.

  • Steph
    Posted at 13:26h, 16 December

    I made some chocolate this morning and it was amazing!!! I love your recipes! My kids have allergies so sometimes things get boring for them so I’m always on the look out for things they can have. Thank you!

  • Catherine
    Posted at 22:49h, 10 January

    Hello, This is so incredibly interesting and can’t wait to try it. Can I ask what brand of coconut milk you used for this recipe? I have 2 different cans, one can, Golden Star is approx 22g of fat, while another can, Coco Lopez Coconut Cream is approx 6g of fat. Thank you!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 02:14h, 11 January

      Hi Catherine, you need the real think and fatty stuff ~ go with the Golden Star (22g) thanks!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 09:07h, 08 February

    I can not wait to try this!!

  • Christina D
    Posted at 20:29h, 08 April

    Not only am I new to your site, I am new to the gluten free, wheat free, corn free, dairy free world! (and quite overwhelmed by it) Just wanted to say thank you for giving me a recipe that is incredibly simple and so delicious! I am looking forward to looking through the rest of your site!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:37h, 09 April

      Welcome Christina! So glad you found Family Fresh Cooking as well. Enjoy this whipped cream recipe ~ one of my all time favorites!

  • Jenn
    Posted at 14:36h, 20 April

    I hope this doesn’t sound like a stupid question, but i’m slowly trying to ween myself off of dairy products & i was wondering if i could use plain whipped coconut cream to replace yogurt for my smoothies?

    Will it still give my smoothies that creamy texture?

    LOVE this idea & your blog btw!

    • Marla
      Posted at 14:59h, 20 April

      Hi Jenn! Thanks for your comment. I love this whipped cream in my smoothies & shakes. A little goes a long way too!

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  • Kim
    Posted at 17:00h, 06 May

    Hi. Does the whipped coconut cream store well? Can I make it the night before I need it? Thanks!

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:59h, 06 May

      Absolutely! I should store well for a few days.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 08:12h, 08 May

    Can you make these into icecream? I would love a big bowl of chocolate, peanut butter icecream but I’m staying away from dairy.
    I’m going to make the vanilla for my gluten free dairy free carrot pie.

  • Ana
    Posted at 18:06h, 23 September

    will this work in a trifle or will it wilt and get watery? I am trying to make a vegan pumpkin trifle with a vegan pumpkin bread and I’m going to try and make some vegan pudding of some sort too.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:48h, 24 September

      Great question….I’m not really sure. Perhaps make some mini trifles & test first? Would be sooooo tasty!

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    Posted at 18:14h, 03 November


    Whisk in unsweetened cocoa powder and cocoa powder.
    instant espresso?

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:44h, 03 November

      Thanks so much I made the change 🙂

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    Posted at 17:50h, 22 March

    Can I use coconut cream in baking like potato scallops? Will the potatoes end up tasting like coconut? Thank you.

    • Marla
      Posted at 18:35h, 22 March

      This whipped cream is more for sweets & desserts. I would not use it in scallop potatoes ~ it does taste like coconut.

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