Every once in a while we come across a food phenomenon that truly blows us away. This aquafaba whipped cream is one of those. Aquafaba is a new and growing food trend that has been sweeping across the web.
Aquafaba literally translates to bean (faba) water (aqua) and is the water drained from cooked beans, most notably garbanzo beans. That starchy liquid from a can of chickpeas that you usually pour down the sink is actually a coveted ingredient that can be used to make all sorts of stuff. Vegan meringues, latkes, a plethora of vegan baked goods—and fluffy vegan aquafaba whipped cream!
In this video, I show you how to transform aquafaba into the most fluffy, sweet, delicious vegan whipped cream.
Isn’t that neat? Here is the recipe that we hope you’ll use to replicate this in your kitchen. Enjoy!
Why You Should Make Aquafaba Whipped Cream
After enjoying a can of chickpeas, what could be more satisfying than topping off your meal with a dessert made of the very brine that held them? There are several reasons why you should make this awesome aquafaba whipped cream, including but not limited to:
- Zero Waste Whipped Cream – This aquafaba whipped cream calls for the very brine that is leftover from a can of drained chickpeas. You could also use your own leftover water from homemade chickpeas but it is recommended to use it from the can. Additionally, you no longer need to worry about creating waste from store-bought vegan whipped creams!
- Difficulty Level: Low – No need to enroll at a fancy cooking school to be able to whip up this wonderful whipped cream! All you need is the right mixer and ingredients and you’ll be all set. This is also a great recipe to get your kids involved with! They’ll love watching the little peaks form and will be eager to be taste testers in the kitchen.
- Improve Your Dessert Game – While a dessert can be amazing on its own, there’s not much that can’t be improved by a little dollop of vegan whipped cream. Plus, it’s an easy thing to make at home if you want to add a homemade touch to something else that’s store-bought.
How to Serve Up Your Aquafaba Whipped Cream
So now that your aquafaba has been whipped, you could just eat it straight out of the bowl if you so desire. Or, you could serve it atop a delicious vegan treat! Below is a list of just a few desserts that would go decadently with this aquafaba whipped cream:
- Cookies are Cool – Whipped cream and cookies? Why, yes! You may just be the happiest person on the planet when you add a heap of aquafaba whipped cream to a delicious vegan cookie. If you want a bake-free cookie, we’ve got you covered!
- Freshen Up Your Fruit – Sure, fruit is plenty delicious on its own. But when you add it to a chocolate dipped cone and top it off with some whipped cream, you’ve just done yourself a huge favor.
- Pie, Please – Alright, so pie may be the obvious answer to what you should add your whipped cream to, but we wanted to save the best for last! And just your luck, we have another bake-free recipe for a delicious chocolate pie right here. Want something a little less chocolatey? This vegan lemon olive oil cake is absolutely perfect with whipped cream.
Equipment You’ll NeedPrint
- Liquid brine drained from 2 cans of chickpeas
- ¼ heaping teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract (could could also add additional almond extract)
- 1 cup of white sugar (finely ground)
- Drain the liquid from the cans of chickpeas. Add the Cream of Tartar and mix together. Then add the vanilla and sugar and mix together for 10 to 15 minutes using a stand mixer or handheld mixer. The aquafaba should fluff up and the peaks should hold—then you know you’re done!
- This makes a giant batch—but you can easily halve the recipe.
- The aquafaba should be served soon after it is made (within a few hours). If you refrigerate it overnight, it will turn back into a liquid. You can re-whip it again and again though!
- Don’t use a single-blade immersion blender—this won’t work.
Keywords: aquafaba, chickpeas, dairy-free, egg-free, meringue, vegan whipped cream
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Storing Your Aquafaba Whipped Cream
While this whipped cream would be best enjoyed fresh from the mixer, it will last up to five days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge! You could also freeze it for up to three months.
More Amazing Vegan Creations to Try:
- Vegan Hazelnut Nutella
- Coconut Whipped Cream
- Spectacular Spiced Maple Cream Sauce
- Vegan Cupcakes With Matcha Buttercream Frosting
- Vegan Easter Cupcakes With Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Aquafaba whip photos by Michelle Cehn. Article written by Michelle Cehn and edited by Amanda Meth. This article may contain affiliate links when available. Shopping through these links supports World of Vegan—thank you!