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Vegan Whipped Cream (Best Brands + Recipes)

Forget about the cherry on top; it’s the dollop of vegan whipped cream that’s the crowning jewel on top of any decadent dessert. Find the best dairy-free, plant-based, and vegan whipped cream brands and recipes below!
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Fluffy and light, cool and creamy, yet thick and rich all at once, it’s a carefully balanced combination of disparate elements, creating an experience greater than the sum of its parts.

Conventional whipped cream is exactly that: Heavy cream that’s been vigorously whipped, trapping a matrix of tiny air bubbles until the whole mixture has roughly doubled in volume and is stable enough to hold its shape. This is possible thanks to the unique combination of fats and proteins found in the dairy base, but that’s not to say that only animal products can produce this magical transformation.

Anything dairy can do, plants can do too (and often even better)!

mug of hot cocoa with soy whipped cream and chocolate chips on top.

What Is Vegan Whipped Cream?

Like the wide array of non-dairy milks on the market, the base for vegan whipped cream can come from pretty much any nut, seed, or grain under the sun. Popular choices include almonds, oats, and coconuts. Sweeteners are added for flavor, along with stabilizers and thickeners so your finishing touches can stand up to scrutiny under the spotlight. This is industry standard for dairy-based whipped cream options as well.

BEWARE of so called “lactose-free” options! These may still be made from dairy derivatives and are thus not vegan or pareve for those keeping kosher.

Ready-to-use options are packaged in aerosol spray cans in the refrigerated section or in plastic tubs nearby the ice cream in the freezer aisle.

Vegan Whipped Cream Brands

So Delicious Cocowhip

For anyone nostalgic about the coolest whipped topping sold in the freezer case, Coco Whip a perfect replacement! Made with a base of coconut oil, this is an ideal ingredient in many recipes like chiffon pies and southern “salads.” Choose from Original for a thicker, more stable foam or Light to reduce the calorie load. Simply let the containers thaw in the fridge before use and they’ll be ready to go.

Store bought tub of coco whip coconut whipped cream from the vegan brand So Delicious.

Gay Lea Whipped Topping, The Original, Real Coconut

Made from luscious, pure coconut cream, you can rest assured that this is both a tasty and safe option that everyone can enjoy. In addition to being certified vegan, it’s also lactose-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and cholesterol-free. You can scoop up some great deals at discount grocers if you keep you eyes peeled, such as Aldi’s and Trader Joe’s, particularly around the winter holidays.

Store bought vegan whipped cream from Gay Lea in a can with waffles fruit cones.
Photo Source: Gay Lea Instagram

Reddi-wip Whipped Topping, Non-Dairy

One of the single most recognizable brands of whipped cream packaged into a spray can on the market, Reddi-wip has been the default dairy option for almost 75 years. In 2018, they changed the game by releasing two distinct vegan alternatives, one made with Almond Milk and the other with Coconut Milk. Both are certified gluten-free and contain a scant 10 calories per 2 tablespoon serving.

Two cans of vegan Reddi Wip made from coconut and almond with holiday pumpkin pie.
Photo Source: Reddi Wip Instagram

TruWhip Vegan Whipped Topping

Born from the lack of whipped toppings made from real, healthy ingredients, the Vegan line is one of the four lifestyle options. Soy is the only potential allergen in these GMO-free, gluten-free, preservative-free blends. Look for the teal-colored tubs nearby the ice cream and other frozen desserts.

Fruit platter with vegan whipped cream from the brand Truwhip.
Photo Source: TruWhip Instagram

Soyatoo

Though rarely seen on store shelves in North America, Soyatoo was a pioneer in the field of vegan dessert topping technology. This German company offers a Rice Whip and Soy Whip topping in refrigerated spray cans, in addition to liquid, whippable plant-based creams in aseptic boxes. These are most likely special-order items, though some gourmet and natural grocers still stock them.

Vegan Heavy Whipping Cream Brands

Several brands are now making heavy whipping cream, which is a liquid that you can whip into a fluffy whipped cream using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Here are the most widely available dairy-free heavy whipping cream brands in the United States.

  • Silk
  • Violife
  • Let’s Do Organic
  • Califia
  • Country Crock
Dairy-free heavy whipping cream in a carton from Califia Farms.

Grocery Store Brands

In this competitive marketplace, many grocery stores have their own private label goods that are on par with top brand names. Whole Foods (365), Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts Farmers Market all have comparable vegan whipped creams that are either coconut- or oat-based. Best of all, these are sold at a lower price than most name brands, making it easier or more affordable to be vegan than ever.

Vegan Whipped Cream Recipes

For a DIY approach, you have easy options to make your own vegan whipped cream from scratch! These are great ideas for anyone on a budget, looking to cut down on packaging, or simply enjoy their own homemade creations.

  • Coconut Whipped Cream makes a classic dessert topping, decadent enough to eat with a spoon. It takes only three common ingredients so you can always be prepared to whip this one up on the fly.
  • Aquafaba Whipped Cream utilizes the brine from a can of chickpeas to create a fluffy topping that’s almost like marshmallow crème in texture and flavor.
  • Dalgona Coffee Whip makes a fluffy coffee flavored whipped cream out of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water. It started as a TikTok trend and became a household whipped coffee staple. It’s usually served over coffee drinks, but you can get creative and use it with other desserts as well!
How to Use Aquafaba Picture Vegan Whipped Cream
Homemade Aquafaba Whipped Cream

Tips For Success

There’s an art to using aerosol cans of whipped cream to their full potential, vegan or not. Here’s a few tips and tricks to keep in mind for best results.

  1. Plan ahead and chill out. Whipped cream needs to be kept cold in order to dispense more easily, with better volume, and remain stable for longer. (If using frozen whipped topping from a tub, it should still be refrigerated, but fully thawed to reach the proper creamy consistency.)
  2. Shake well. Keep the cap on to avoid any potential mess and give it a good shake for at least 30 seconds. The contents can sometimes solidify or clump up, so it’s a good idea to make sure they’re loosened and thoroughly mixed.
  3. Point the canister straight down. Tilting it to the side will allow the gas to escape before it can fully push the contents out.
  4. Keep it clean. Rinse the tip briefly under warm water after using and cover with the cap before storing leftovers back in the fridge. This will prevent it from clogging on the next use. Once opened, whipped cream options packaged in spray cans are best used within 1 to 2 weeks.

Best Vegan Dessert Recipes To Top With Whipped Cream

Easy Vegan Strawberry Shortcake stacked with biscuit whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
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4 comments
  1. Andrea White says:

    So delicious and tru whip is sooo good! Need to try the coconut homemade recipe!

  2. Vegan whipped cream has come such a long way in the past few years … so many options to choose from! Thanks for helping me discover some new brands. 🙂

  3. The CocoWhip is definitely our family favorite. It’s even delicious still frozen, like ice cream! I can’t wait to try these other brands! 😀

  4. I’ve bought Truwhip a couple times and it’s so good! I’m going to have to try out some of these others—can never have too many vegan whipped cream options haha