Here's a simple vegan vanilla whipped cream that whips up beautifully to create fluffy clouds of delight for your favorite plant-based desserts - rich and sweet, all without a hint of dairy! Whether you're already vegan or exploring dairy-free options, Dairy Free Whipped Cream is your go-to choice for creating heavenly whipped toppings for pies, cakes, and more.
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Ingredients Used to Make Vegan Vanilla Whipped Cream
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- Vegan Heavy Cream, such as Silk Dairy Free Whipping Cream: In this recipe, you'll need a dairy free heavy cream alternative. I used the Silk brand which is plant-based, dairy free and vegan-friendly.
- Sugar of Choice - in this recipe, you can use regular cane sugar, white sugar, brown sugar or other granulated sugar of choice. For a lower carb option, replace sugar with a sugar-free substitute such as granulated monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. If using stevia powder, be sure to convert the amount of stevia according to package directions. You can also use 3 Tbsp of powdered sugar instead of 2 Tbsp of sugar in this recipe.
- Pure Vanilla Extract - this ingredient adds a touch of warm and aromatic flavors to your whipped cream, but not required. You can also use other extract of choice, such as almond extract, coffee extract or peppermint extract.
- Hand mixer or stand mixer - these tools will help you whip the cream efficiently. A hand mixer is easier for smaller batches (for whipping 2 cups of heavy cream or less), while a stand mixer is great for bigger ones.
How to Make Vegan Vanilla Whipped Cream (Dairy-Free Chantilly Cream)
- For best results, chill mixing bowl in the fridge for 15 minutes before whipping. Keep heavy cream cold in the fridge until then.
- Pour the cold heavy cream into the chilled mixing bowl. If you're using a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment. You can also use a hand mixer with beaters.
- Add 2 Tbsp of sugar and vanilla extract
- Begin whipping the cream at low speed, gradually increasing to high as it thickens.
- Do a quick taste test and add more sugar if you want it sweeter
- Whip the cream until it thickens and reaches stiff peaks, or until the beater starts to leave tracks in the cream (see pics)Note: Be careful not to over-whip, as it can turn into butter.
- Yields approximately 2 cups of whipped cream
How to Store
- If you have leftover whipped cream, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for 1-2 days. You may need to re-whip it for a few seconds to restore the desired consistency.