Homemade Whipped Coconut Cream


Rich and fluffy, coconut cream is the best substitute for dairy whipped cream. Use this easy coconut whipped cream recipe to top your favorite treats or any dessert that would benefit from a dollop of whipped cream.

Smooth and creamy with the full and aroma of juicy coconuts! A culinary delight and a favourite amongst chefs and home cooks alike.

In most grocery stores, you will find 3 canned coconut products: light coconut milk, full-fat coconut milk, and coconut cream. Coconut and water are the primary ingredients in all three, but they each have different concentrations of coconut.

Canned coconut cream has the highest coconut percentage, meaning that it also has the highest fat content and the thickest texture. Full-fat coconut milk is second in line, and light coconut milk comes in last.

Canned coconut cream will give you the  thickest, creamiest, whipped cream. Making it is no trickier than making regular whipped cream, but you do have to plan ahead. Always chill your cans in the fridge overnight.

The coconut solids will rise to the top of the can in the fridge, leaving the coconut water behind. You will need this concentrated cream in order to create a fluffy, coconut, whipped cream. Once your cans have chilled, just follow these easy steps below:


2 (14.5 oz) cans full fat coconut cream or milk, chilled overnight

1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Remove the lid from the chilled can then carefully scoop out the solid bit, the hardened coconut that has risen to the top, leaving the coconut “water” in the bottom of the can. You can add the left over coconut water to a smoothie, drink it or discard it.

Scoop or spoon it into a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until it begins to thicken and peaks form. Be careful not to overmix here, as it could heat the cream and cause it to soften!

Whip in the honey and vanilla extract, taste and adjust sweetness if needed.

Place in the fridge until ready to use.

How To Use Coconut Cream

Once you have made your coconut whipped cream, you have endless options for serving it. Dollop it onto almost any dessert – puddings, crumbles, parfaits, pies, cakes, shortcake, etc. – or use it in curries or as the base for a creamy healthy ice cream. It’s also delicious on overnight oats, cooked oatmeal or in smoothie bowls.

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