Rich & fluffy, coconut cream is the best substitute for dairy whipped cream. Use this easy coconut whipped cream recipe to top your favorite treats!

Vegan Coconut Cream

Difficulty: Easy


Prep time



Light & fluffy, this easy coconut whipped cream is the best alternative to the traditional version! Just be sure to chill your coconut milk or cream in the refrigerator the night before you want to make it.


  • 3 Cups full-fat coconut malai, refrigerated overnight

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 2½ tablespoons honey

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, optional, depending on thickness of your cream

  • salt to taste


  • Add coconut malai to a mixer. Make sure the malai have separated from the coconut water – if it mixes, your coconut cream will not whip.
  • Beat the on high speed until it begins to thicken and and peaks form. Don’t over-mix or your cream will soften too much.
  • Add the honey, vanilla, salt, and lemon zest, and mix until combined. If your coconut cream is very thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, if desired. If your cream isn’t thick enough for the additional liquid, skip the lemon juice.
  • Chill the cream in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

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