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I was going to ask how to not use powdered sugar which we avoid! Looking forward to trying this out: I've gone vegan, and it's brilliant". The coconut cream should be opaque and white. Put a blob of peanut butter and then a blob of coconut cream on top of each slice. I chilled my can if Native Forest coconut milk and removed the cream as usual. Retrieved 30 October
Any ideas or suggestions? Healthier options instead of the powdered white sugar? Organic or not sugar is sugar… could a coconut sugar be used perhaps? Hi, could this creme be used as filling between 3 layers of chocolate cake or will it be too thin and get all pushed out?
Dear Friends, I know that it should be a full-fat milk, but could you let me know how much precisely the fat content should be? Is 18g of fat per every g enough? Thank you so much! Everytime it goes right to the trash. First just grainy, then chunks and liquid. Never anything close to a whipped cream or even just cream. Maybe coconut milk in Europe is just not the same as the one sold in the US.
Ug — how disappointing. If your cream is separating, it means they are producing mixed batches of coconut milk ie the last of the coconut milk process which is thin milk, with a bit of the fat stuff then using an emulsifier to make it appear like creamy milk.
Manufacturers do the same with Almond Milk too. In the UK, France and Australia I have on occasion come across separated milk that has kinda tiny lumps in it. So I switched to buying only from reputable Asian supermarkets and they are always great. Hope you find the right one soon. Vegan life is not the same without ripe bananas covered in coconut whip. Hi Kathy, not sure if you have tried this or not, but you can make vegan frosting with a load of powdered sugar and then added little bits of coconut milk or even almond milk and whisk until the right consistency is achieved.
The higher the fat content, the more frosty like it seems to be. Coconut cream would be a better option for a really luscious topping.
I always add real vanilla beans too — its very hard to not eat it from the bowl!!!! Hi I am trying to make coconut whipped cream using full fat Native Forest brand coconut milk. The whipped cream came out lumpy and grainy. How can I get rid of the lumps? Also this has been happening to me a lot lately. Any suggestions on how to prevent it from happening. Mine keeps coming out lumpy or kind of grainy.
I first thought it was the powdered sugar, but it happens still when I sift it in. Any thoughts on what I may be doing wrong? I keep the coconut milk in the refrigerator all the time. Is it possible this is happening from chilling it too long, maybe? Hi, ive made this many times and its so delish! I just have a question; id like to use the coconut cream to fill cupcakes.
Would the cream be ok to leave at room temperature for about 2 days in the cupcakes? But I do not have a mixer. Can you suggest a good mixer for whipping cream? For those overachievers who think they can make this better by doing more work, I want to share that I beat mine for much longer than advised and it was a very bad idea!
It went from fluffy to runny. Also adding a packet of unflavored gelatin helps keep it together. Perhaps sweetened with date sugar, stevia, honey powder, etc.? It dissolved nicely, the only drawback is that it will turn your white coconut cream brown. Does this have to be sweetened? Wondered if just whisking the coconut cream with perhaps? Anyway, I will try, then let you know — for anyone else out there who likes their desserts less sickly sweet.
Thanks again for wonderful recipes! Adding coconut oil into the coconut cream would probably prevent it from whipping up light and fluffy like cream does. Adding powdered sugar helps to hold it together to become stabilized because of the corn starch but unflavored gelatin can also do that as well as in stabilized whipped cream.
Mary, for an unsweetened variant you could use coconut flour — you can find it in the whole foods or other organic stores, it is pretty pricey though. I am also not a big fan of sweetened whipped cream. Anyone tried Xylitol yet? Coconut cream is so healthy I could not add sugar to it, just seems so wrong.
Hello, I have a question about making coconut whipped cream. My question is whether this is the same as coconut oil, as it looks very similar hard, flaky and translucent. Is this the part I should be using to make whipped cream and if so why not just use pure coconut oil? Or is the cream something different? The thick layer at the top of a chilled coconut milk can is coconut, which is what you should be using to make coconut whipped cream.
Coconut oil is something else; just pure oil, and cannot be used to make coconut whipped cream. What is different about canned coconut cream in the US compared to the UK? That picture of Trader Joes looks thick, creamy and white.
Unfortunately, that one has some additives — not sure if that has anything to do with why it worked! Looking for a vegan whipping cream and found this. What about its taste. Need a vanilla flavoured whipping cream. Will it taste like coconut even after adding vanilla.
Do you think coconut flour would work to thicken up the coconut whipped cream? Agar powder I use Now Foods brand works very well as a stabilizer. To use it, just sprinkle a teaspoon on top of the coconut cream and whip.
I used gelatin not concerned about the vegan, just avoiding eggs for an allergy and it worked great. Will def try agar agar sometime too! I do when I want the whipped cream to be stabilized. I would much rather do that than using that foul Cool-Whip man made topping.
Any suggestions if i wanted to use these to frost cupcakes? Do I have to frost the day of or can I from the night before and put them all in the fridge?
Would this make them too hard or would the frosting even hold up? I was thinking to whip the unsweetened coconut and add sweetened coconut. DO you think it would stick to the cake? I was wondering if someone with whom this succeeded could tell me what the fat content was of their coconut milk. It was really watery when I was mixing it just now, this might be due to the fact that it did not separate into two perfect phases because the can got shaken on the way home from the supermarket.
I hope it will firm up in the fridge! You have to find coconut cream which contains much more fat about I see someone suggested using Xylitol, I am not sure how this would work but would suggest caution if using in a household where dogs are present, this substance can be deadly to some dogs and we all know what thieves they can be when it comes to forbidden food!
Hi Irina, check out previous comments for help with this! Specifically, one reader, Matthew, had asked the same question! Also, check out this recipe for tips on using coconut whipped cream in layered cakes! Thank you sooooo much for your blog! Full of super simple, great tasting recipes!! What does coconut whipped cream taste like compared to regular whipped cream? Does it taste at all similar?
I made this whipped cream yesterday to receive my non-vegan family and to show them how tasteful vegan meals can be. Everyone loved the coconut cream, it is so delicious!! I want to replace Cool Whip. What can I use instead of the coconut cream? Perhaps, something like Sweetened condensed Milk? Could this be used as a vegan mascarpone? Or is it not thick enough? You could definitely try stabilizing it with some cream of tartar.
Could I do it earlier in the day or even a day before? I wanted to say thank you because your blog has been such an amazing resource and helped me transition into veganism with relative ease. Was great, it tasted great, was stiff enough to hold. I give it 5 stars…pretty healthy, dairy free, gluten free…and tastes great at the same time. That does not happen often. Oh…nut products free also!! I did have more luck with the full original fat than the light for making whipped cream.
I am so glad to find this recipe!! Dana — I just found your block and tried this. It worked like a dream. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us!
I used Thai Kitchen coconut cream and it came out lumpy. The more I beat it, the lumpier it gets. The saturated fats in coconut milk is not compatible for a heart heathy diet. Looking at the vegan cheesecake recipe you have quick soaked cashews, Doesnt the boiling water destroy tbeneficial nutrients in the cashews?
Thank You The Helpful Hostess. Does non-organic make it not vegan? Bone char is widely used by the sugar industry as a decolorizing filter, which allows sugar to achieve its white color. In organic powdered sugar, they do not use this process which means it is vegan! I literally just keep it in my fridge for when I get a craving for dessert… I LOVE homemade whipped cream and this replaces it perfectly.
I chilled my can if Native Forest coconut milk and removed the cream as usual. When I tried to whip the cream it became flaky, dry, and looked waxy. I tried adding a teaspoon of coconut water, but when I tied to whip it again it looked almost curdled and super wet. I added powdered sugar to see if I could correct for any damage that I may have done when I added the water, but nothing worked.
I placed the whole mess in a fine sieve—to see if letting the water drain would help—and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. All the water I had put in did drain out, so I tried whipping again — no luck. I got mad and we just ate it like that, but the weird thing was that it was gritty!
I decided to look at thetnot of cream stuck in the sieve and when I ran water through it I saw there were all these little bits of coconut — some even looked brown like they were close to the shell. Any suggestions own to save it. I am not sure about refrigerating the coconut cream, as now it it is rock hard. There are giant lumps of solid coconut milk that my mixer is just flinging around — and the consistency of the remaining coconut cream is lumpy as well.
I had it stored in the fridge for about a week, so it was thoroughly chilled and the whole thing was essentially a solid lump like pics with no excess liquid. I also used vanilla powdered sugar which was great.
Do u have a recipe for if u make ur own cocanut milk? I tried using less water in the mulk but im also having issues getting it to puree.
I ended up making a sweetened shredded cocanut coating lol. I make it exactly like all the recipes say. I separate the milk I chill my bowl and it always looks like cottage cheese. We tried this last week and loved it!
We had a dud can of full fat coconut milk, but luckily had another can already in the fridge that came to save the day. We loved this on top of pancakes, added to soy yogurt to make it fluffier or just on strawberries.
Made this coconut cream to top a cake this past weekend. It was so good I may do this instead of real whipped cream! My husband is lactose intolerant and this really hit the spot for him! My favorite is Native Forest… get it from Vitacost! Great products and great prices! I have been making this recipe for a couple of months. If anyone has any brand recommendations, let me know. Have you switched to the Thai brand or have you found a way—maybe added another ingredient??
I made this with Organic Thai coconut cream. I refrigerated it for 12 hrs. It turned out a little clumpy but tasted great. I omitted the powdered sugar and used honey and vanilla paste for a little flavor. Did I just have too much of the liquid and over-churn it like making butter from heavy cream?
The new stuff pales in comparison to the old tried and true!!! We use Stevia because it does not affect the glycemic index. I also used the vanilla. We used it on strawberry pie, and the strawberries cut the coconut flavor. This will be our go-to whipped cream from now on! About how much cream do you get from one can of chilled coconut milk?
I need a cup of the cream, and am unsure that just one can will yield that amount. Has anyone tried this with a food processor or mini chopper with whipping disk? I do not have a handmixer unfortunately. I was just wondering if the sugar was needed for this recipe to work?
This was amazing — I used refrigerated coconut cream to whip with sugar, then iced a two layer chocolate cake. For the middle layer, I mixed some of the coconut cream with cream cheese to firm it up a bit. So glad I found this recipe, it looks super easy! Also how well will it hold up left at room temp for about 2 hours? Refrigerating it overnight before piping would be best. I did a test run and ur totally right. However it was super delicious and I put it on top of baked apples.
Mae Plao and Chaokoh are excellent coconut milk choices. Great flavor and thick cream on top. Mae Plao has a little more cream on top than Chaokoh. Always my top two choices. Can sometimes find in your regular grocery store or an Asian market for sure. Really excited to try this!!
Do you think creamed coconut might actually work better than coconut cream? Hi — I have tried several times to whip coconut cream. I am using the Trader Joes brand. I refrig over night, chill the beaters but when I am beating it stays looking like fine curb cottage cheese. Wonder what I am doing wrong?? Love your website btw. Just saw this in an April comment. Hi Dana — I need some help please! Things went wrong after we scooped the hard white bit from the can into the chilled mixing bowl.
When we mixed it with an electric hand whisk it became all crumbly and looked more like cottage cheese. We mixed some more, tried a hand whisk, added the vanilla and sugar, watched videos about how to do it. We would really appreciate any advice. This happened to me too. I wonder if it got too hard?
I made these today and they came out absolutely amazing! It chilled really well. Dana, thank you SO MUCH for posting all of your incredible recipes, I use them as a guide almost every single day and this one is definitely in my top 10! Has anyone tried using anything other than powdered sugar? I want to make this as a topping for your pumpkin cheesecake.
Can I put the whipped cream on the cheesecake and put it back in the freezer and defrost it for 15 mins before serving? Or will that ruin the texture of the whipped cream? I made this, and I found that it tastes great in my coffee! I also put it on sliced canned pineapple for a quick not-so-unhealthy dessert.
Are there any coconut products that state that no animals were abused to harvest them? This is of concern to me. Now they have only organic cream of coconut and other organic coconut milk in cans. But your note is very helpful. I should have read it first and then I would have bought a different brand. Thank you for your recipes. I made this last year and it was awesome so I should have remembered BUT I forgot to put the coconut cream in the fridge….
Is it okay to let the pumpkin roll hang out until tomorrow and frost it then? Should I just cover it and leave it out on the counter? All my attempts have failed and it used to be so easy! This was a total FAIL for me. This is what top chefs use. Just go to the source and get the real stuff. Buy the multipacks which come in the smaller boxes because dealing with such a high fat product is really messy.
You could whip this with a fork. If you have never had Aroyo-D before, you are in for a treat. Try it with your morning coffee and you will be in heaven. Maybe the answer is staring me in the face, but can you tell me what I did wrong? Will it come out the same as the canned coconut milk? Thanks for being easily the most helpful cooking blog, Dana! The first few Google suggested just said to put coconut milk in the fridge so the coconut cream solidifies then pour the milk out for using in smoothies etc!
But what if I want to use the entire volume of the can for my dessert? After I read your info, I confirmed it with this very useful website, which totally supports what you found ie that tapioca starch will work nicely! I should have thought of this myself because my Malaysian dad used to add tapioca starch to a variety of recipes when I was a kid all the time lol: Can is blue, and source of coconuts is Sri Lanka.
Tastes like ripe coconut. Not at all greasy. I put in fridge and opened two holes at the bottom of can to release liquid, peeled the top off, and cream was hard!
Hit with a torch, and whipped up great! They must have seen the feedback and decided to make a change! I ordered some Native Forest cream and milk. The cream had guar gum in it, and that single additive prevents cream from taking on air. Using it for coffee, as it is smooth. Need to get the Arroy D to try. Is this supposed to happen? If so, do you use the whole can, including the liquid part, when you whip the cream?
When I dump out the liquid and beat the rest up, the cream is too stiff. But when I whip it with the liquid, it separates. What the heck am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help! Having recently visited a coconut plantation in Thailand, I may be able to shed a light on the problem many of us are having.
Coconut milk is a processed product, though minimally so. Raw coconuts consist of coconut water which is very thin and almost clear, and coconut meat. Many have suggested using a stabilizer such as agar or guar gums, gelatin or using a starch such as tapioca. Perhaps this will resolve the problem, if you like me, have had many consistent fails!
One option to save the fail is to throw the whole mix in a powerful blender such as a vitamix. Blend for a few minutes until it separates into a cheese like substance and a watery substance. The water is coconut water which can be used in smoothies and the cheese looks like ricotta cheese and can be flavored or used as a thicker although ugly cream.
It never got smooth. It was rock hard when I pulled it out of the fridge. Is this what went wrong? Friends and family raves at thanksgiving. Who needs traditional whipped cream!?! My cream keeps separating. I can whip it to death and yet it never combines. What am I doing wrong? It seems as though others have been having issues with TJs brand as well.
Maybe the formulation has changed? That would explain why you had success your first time, and then problems after that! Thank you so much for this recipe! I have found that the organic coconut milk in cans from Costco is pretty much always separated. Looking forward to trying this out: I have the following question: I wonder if I used less water and made a very thick milk maybe even using fresh coconut meat instead of shredded coconut , would that work?
Just curious if you ever tried substituting the powdered sugar with ground coconut sugar ground till turns to powder? Used 3 cans of WF full fat coconut milk. One I put in the freezer, two in the fridge — the freezer one was the only one where the fat really solidified.
I still used the liquidy fat on the top of the other two cans expecting it not to whip up, but it did! No tapioca flour needed. I will definitely try this recipe. I intend to use it on a pineapple upside down cake to make it a kinda pinacolada cake.
I come from Ghana and coconut is everywhere, from along the coast to the forest region. Coconut oil and palm oil are the only oil used before the arrival of the Europeans. Unfortunately researchers from the past assume certain plants originates from where they first saw it. I love this recipe so much! The only thing that is not my favorite is the density the final product has… does anyone have any tips on how to make it lighter and fluffier?
I needed to use it in a pie and had to use it right away. Could the speed I beated it at have something to do with with I. For the best success, we have found that Whole Foods Full Fat brand works best. Thanks for your great site. This has happened with other coconut-milk based recipes, too. It seems to be something about the coconut milk. Have you experienced this problem?
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Perfect for topping vegan and non-dairy desserts. Prep Time 10 minutes. Total Time 10 minutes. Ingredients US Customary - Metric. Instructions Chill your coconut cream or coconut milk in the refrigerator overnight, being sure not to shake or tip the can to encourage separation of the cream and liquid.
The next day, chill a large mixing bowl 10 minutes before whipping. Remove the coconut cream or milk from the fridge without tipping or shaking and remove the lid. Scrape out the top, thickened cream and leave the liquid behind reserve for use in smoothies. That has worked for me several times. Place hardened cream in your chilled mixing bowl.
Beat for 30 seconds with a mixer until creamy. Then add vanilla optional and powdered sugar and mix until creamy and smooth - about 1 minute. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed. Use immediately or refrigerate - it will harden and set in the fridge the longer it's chilled.
Will keep for up to 1 - 2 weeks! Coconut whipped cream is perfect for topping desserts like pie , hot cocoa and ice cream. It's also ideal for french toast , pie fillings , mousse , and even no-churn ice cream! Nutrition Per Serving 1 of 6 quarter-cup servings Calories: Facebook Twitter Pin It. Coconuts are not only from Peru. We had coconut trees in our yard in Hawaii!!! So those coconuts we grow here in Florida are from Peru? Springer Abbott, edited by Craig R.
This is what I use also. Have had great success with using it! What is your coconut milking process? Thank you for sharing, i would love to learn. You can just use another one in that case! I buy Thia Kitchen brand at Walmart and it works well.
It is nice and thick. Now I know what to do with my organic coconut sugar no one else will use at my house. Chowhound discussion said one could use potato starch or tapioca starch. Oh, forgot to say…Thanks Bea: Where can I find the recipe for this vegan, gluten-free, chocolate cheesecake?? Is it coconut cream or milk that is meant to be used? I am getting confused?
I too only have a Vitamix. What setting do you use? You can take cane sugar and whirl it into powder in a spice or coffee grinder. Can we use coconut sugar or would that not work? Sugar is not made from an animal, so I think it would be considered vegan, no? I use the Whole Foods brand of coconut milk and find that the milk fat separates every time! Because the liquid will freeze and the fat may not separate. I think so, but it will make it a bit more runny. Aildi is the best great cream first time d.
Can I just use double cream and flavour it with coconut essence?!?! No it should be fine! I actually prefer Thai Kitchen: It will hold up for a bit, but only frost it just before serving!
OR, serve it on the side! I make mine from homemade coconut milk. Can I do this with a blender too? My mixer is packed. Can I use this to frost cupcakes or will it fall apart at room temp? Best of luck, Cristina! Hope you love it as much as I do! Can you make a guide from fresh coconuts? I have a couple tips for the coconut cream: Walmart in Canada has the Savoy brand which is very good.
Hello I enjoy making coconut whipped cream very much. Hmm, you could push the final product through a fine mesh sieve or strainer! I accidentally shook my can…. It has been in the fridge for 24 hours. A winner for sure, hands down! I just mede it and it tastes wonderfull!!! Anxious to try this, but coconut milk is high in saturated fat…. Can I ask how strong the coconut taste is after adding vanilla? Sounds like a product issue, not user error — so sad! Can I use this to frost a vegan vanilla cake?
It will melt if out in the heat, but in the fridge it holds up well! If you give it a try, let me know how it goes! Will this hold up if I use it to frost a cake? White stevia powder such as Stevia in the Raw should work in this. I never mix mine with sugar, the coconut flavour itself is divine enough for me! The coconut cream should be opaque and white. Anything else should be discarded! Thanks Dana, I found the cream under the layer of oil.
Has anyone tried it with a liquid sweetener, like honey or maple syrup? You should look for coconut cream can, not coconut milk. Hmm, I think it would be too gritty unfortunately. Maybe arrowroot or cornstarch? Has anyone tried using gelatin to stabilize this as you would with whipped cream? Would I be able to use this to frost a layered cake? Or would it be too soft? You can also use honey or agave for sweetener instead of the powdered sugar. Can you sub maple syrup for the sugar?
I am trying to eat sugar free…. Can I get this effect if I stir or whip by hand? Will try and see what happens: I am sorry to hear that Amanda! Better luck with your next can! What am I missing, internet?! How did it stay out at room temp? Did u find that it melted at all?
Once it is refrigerated, how do I soften it to use it? Can I use coconut sugar or honey instead of the powdered sugar? Has anyone tried freezing this whipped cream? Is it still good for use if you do so? Hmm, the only thing I could think of is the type of coconut milk you are using? That should work but I would put it in the fridge instead of the counter!
Also try just whipping it at room temperature. Is it also possible to substitute the icing sugar with something else? Hi will it work if I use real coconut milk? Did you or anybody else tried this recipe with stevia powder instead of normal sugar? You can do it by hand, it just takes longer! Can i substitute sugar with agave syrup? If I wanted to avoid refined sugar, what could I use instead?
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