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Vegan Whipped Cream

This amazing vegan whipped cream recipe is from Vegan Desserts: Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season,* reprinted with permission of the author and Skyhorse Publishing, ©2011 Hannah Kaminsky. 

Makes: 2 cups

  • 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup plain soy or coconut creamer
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons agar-agar flakes or 2 teaspoons agar-agar powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the coconut milk, creamer, and sugar. Sprinkle the agar over the top and whisk vigorously to incorporate, being sure not to leave any lumps. Turn the stove up to medium heat and cook until the mixture comes to a full boil, stirring gently from time to time.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla. Cool to room temperature before stashing it in the fridge. Thoroughly chill for at least 3 hours, until completely solid—you should be able to trun the entire pot upside down and nothing will fall out (but don’t hold it like that for too long, just in case!)

Scrape the disk of solidified whipped cream out of the pan and into your food processor or blender. Thoroughly purée, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl, until completely smooth. At first, it will seem dry and grainy, but just give the machine enough time to work out the lumps. Once silky and soft, dollop it onto desserts with a spoon or move it into a piping bag to give it a more “polished” look.

Hannah Kaminsky is the author of My Sweet Vegan* and Vegan Desserts.* Visit her blog, Bittersweet.

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  • I'm not sure that I have seen "creamer" available in Australia. Is there something I could substitute that with? Thank you!

  • Made this "whipped cream" - so easy & FABULOUS! did Angela get reply? surely that must have non-dairy coffee whiteners or creamers in Australia? perhaps a full-fat soy milk might work also?

  • Non-dairy coffee creamer or whitener has sodium caseinate or casein in it, which is a milk protein. Not Vegan.

    • Sam, that's a good question. A serving can be anywhere from 2 tablespoons (a small dollop) to 4 tablespoons (which equals 1/4 cup). So, if I'm doing my math correctly, that would be 8 to 16 servings.

  • Hi Cathy! I'm afraid that this is really best the same day that it's made, but it can be kept for another day in the fridge, if needed.