Dairy-Free Keto Whipped Cream

This sugar free, keto whipped cream recipe has just one ingredient, a can of coconut milk! A quick & healthy sweet treat for desserts or fruit. Delicious, dairy-free whipped cream in minutes. 

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What Makes This Recipe Great

Keto friendly, sugar free whipped cream is my absolute FAVORITE healthy sweet treat! Lightly sweet, with a subtle coconut flavor, and completely dairy-free. This healthy whipped cream is the perfect replacement for cool whipped topping.  

With just one ingredient- a can of coconut milk– this healthy whipped cream gets fluffy like a cloud and tastes just like if it was made with a cup of heavy cream. 

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Ingredient Notes

The best kind of coconut milk to use for coconut whipped cream

Coconut Milk: It’s just 1 ingredient, a can of coconut milk. I recommend getting Whole Foods 365 Organic Coconut Milk. It’s the only canned coconut milk that works every single time. This isn’t sponsored in any way, just sharing what works best for me! 

Sweetener: I like it as is, but If you like it sweeter, you can 1 tbsp monk fruit or your favorite keto, sugar-free sweetener. If you’re not following keto or whole30, use maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, or even white sugar. You can also add a tsp of vanilla extract to add flavor without sweetness. 

Recipe Step by Step

Hand mixer beating coconut whipped cream

With a Hand Mixer

  1. Remove the thick and hardened coconut cream from the can and transfer it to your mixing bowl, leaving any excess moisture/coconut water in the can. 

Note: If your can of coconut milk did not harden up, unfortunately, you got a dud can and it won’t whip into soft peaks. Use this can for cooking or baking instead, and try another can.

  1. Beat on medium-high for 2 minutes with a hand mixer or stand mixer, until light and fluffy and soft peaks form. Scrape down the bowl. If adding sweetener, add now and continue beating until mixed.
  2. Serve this healthy whipped cream with fruit or dessert and enjoy.

Without a Hand Mixer

  1. Scoop the cold (or even room temperature) coconut cream into a small bowl, leaving any excess moisture/coconut water in the can. 
  2. Whip it up with a fork for a few seconds until fluffy. It won’t be as stiff and pretty, but this takes less than a minute and you don’t have to bust out your stand mixer or hand mixer!
a white bowl of coconut whipped cream with strawberries in the background

Expert Tips

Chilling: For the best results for this keto whipped cream, chill the coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours, or preferably overnight. This encourages the coconut cream to separate from the coconut water. After opening the can, carefully scoop out all of the hardened coconut cream that rose to the top. 

No Chilling: If you need to have coconut whipped cream now, and didn’t chill the coconut milk, it still works pretty well! It doesn’t get as light and fluffy but tastes delicious. I just scoop it into a bowl and whip it with a fork quickly. 

Storage: Store leftover keto whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Serving: You can serve the coconut whipped cream immediately, or transfer it to an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. It will harden up in the fridge. Just whisk for a few seconds before serving again.

Refrigerated Coconut Milk: Unfortunately, this recipe only works with canned coconut milk. Refrigerated coconut milk doesn’t have the same fat content and is too thin and won’t whip properly. 

Other Brands: Sadly, Trader Joe’s, Thai Kitchen and Native Forest do not work well to make coconut whipped cream. Save those brands to use in sauces, soups or smoothies.

Recipe FAQs

Does this healthy whipped cream taste like coconut?

There is a hint of coconut flavor, but it’s super subtle.

What do you do with the leftover coconut water from the can?

You can save the coconut water for smoothies, or just to drink straight!

Is dairy-free whipped cream healthy?

There are just 2 net carbs and 138 calories per serving. The high-fat content makes this great for keto macros. 

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Fancy Version

  • Remove the thick and hardened coconut cream from the can and transfer it to your mixing bowl, leaving any excess moisture/coconut water in the can.

  • Note: If your can of coconut cream did not harden up, unfortunately, you got a dud can of coconut cream and it won’t whip into soft peaks. Use this can for cooking or baking instead, and try another can.

  • Beat on medium-high for 2 minutes with a hand mixer or stand mixer, until light and fluffy and soft peaks form. Scrape down the bowl. If adding sweetener, add now and continue beating until mixed.

  • Serve and enjoy! Leftovers will keep for 5 days refrigerated in an airtight container.

Lazy Version

  • Scoop the cold (or even room temperature) coconut cream into a small bowl, leaving any excess moisture/coconut water in the can.

  • Whip it up with a fork for a few seconds until fluffy. It won’t be as stiff and pretty, but this takes less than a minute and you don’t have to bust out your stand mixer or hand mixer!

Serving

  • You can serve the whipped coconut cream immediately, or transfer to an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. It will harden up in the fridge. Just whisk for a few seconds before serving again.

Chilling: For the best results, chill the coconut cream in the fridge for a few hours, or preferably overnight. This encourages the coconut cream to separate from the coconut water. After opening the can, carefully scoop out all of the hardened coconut cream that rose to the top.  No Chilling: If you need to have coconut whipped cream now, and didn’t chill the coconut milk, it still works pretty well! It doesn’t get as light and fluffy, but tastes delicious. I just scoop it into a bowl and whip it with a fork quickly.  Storage: Store leftover keto whipped cream in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Serving: You can serve this healthy whipped cream immediately, or transfer it to an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. It will harden up in the fridge. Just whisk for a few seconds before serving again. Refrigerated Coconut Milk: Unfortunately, this recipe only works with canned coconut milk. Refrigerated coconut milk doesn’t have the same fat content and is too thin and won’t whip properly.  Other Brands: Sadly, Trader Joe’s, Thai Kitchen, and Native Forest do not work well to make coconut whipped cream. Save those brands to use in sauces, soups, or smoothies. Sweetness: I like it as is, but If you like it sweeter, you can 1 tbsp monk fruit or your favorite keto, sugar-free sweetener. If you’re not following keto or Whole30, use maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, or even white sugar. You can also add a tsp of vanilla extract to add flavor without sweetness. 

Calories: 138, Total Carbs: 3.3g, Protein: 1.4g, Fat: 14.3g, Fiber: 1.3g, Net Carbs: 2g

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