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Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

VEGAN WHIPPED CREAM IN AN ISI DISPENSER

2 Cans coconut milk (chilled overnight, water extracted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp almond extract
2tbsp coconut oil
2tbsp Maple syrup

Heat everything together on the stove until the coconut oil is mixed in, then let it chill overnight.

The problem I still had with this recipe was that it came out wayyy too fast and was more like a whipped cream grenade. The picture I have posted is of the cream after several messy sprays, when it seemed to calm down for a few moments. Perhaps there was too much no2 in the container? I will continue to do more experiments.

Jun 07, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

At last, some results worth sharing (is anybody even reading this?): a solid, creamy, stable whipped cream that can hold a cherry's weight with no problem.

My only dilemma now is to figure out how to properly dispense it. The cream came too quickly out of the dispenser, like liquid shrapnel. It was hard to control and I couldn't get a nice perfect swirl. Did I overcharge the dispenser? I might have. Only subsequent experiments will tell . . .

May 26, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

I found this post recently:

http://www.healthylivinghowto.com/1/p...

The blogger mentions that it was key to refrigerate for at least 8 hours, and afterwards to leave the dispenser out at room temperature for 10 minutes before dispensing. There is also egg in the recipe, which won't work for a vegan version, but it gives me some idea about how an emulsifier may be necessary for the right texture. I may try lecithin this week if I can get my hands on some. More updates to come . . .

Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream
Original Recipe by Patty

Ingredients

1 can Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk
2 Tbsp. Nutiva Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin, Organic
1 Large Organic Pastured Egg
1 tsp. Organic Vanilla Extract
28 drops NuNaturals Pure Liquid Clear Stevia

Directions

1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender or VitaMix.
2. Whiz on the highest speed for 30 seconds, no more, no less.
3. Pour cream into iSi whipper and charge.
4. Before dispensing, refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight until well chilled.
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May 19, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

that sounds delicious--I wonder if it would whip in a dispenser if the cashew cream was filtered through cheesecloth or a chinoise?

May 19, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

Yeah--I put some of the details from those experiments in the post above. I'm having problems with texture from the coconut milk. It seems to sputter and alternate between bouts of nice, perfect texture and bouts of watery sputter, furthermore, it is not stabilized at all!

May 19, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

I have a super nice dispenser from my non-vegn days that I would love to continue to use. Also, whipped cream in a dispenser can last 10 days or so, which is a nice thing to have in the fridge for morning green-tea lattes :p Also, i love the way dispensers twirl the cream over a mug or sundae for a nice presentation.

May 19, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

Thanks for the suggestion Ferret--I've heard a lot about Mimicreme, but after speaking with several vegan restauranteers in Portland, it appears they may be going out of business or experiencing other finacial difficulty--the company has put a halt on making new product. What's on the shelves is all there is for the time being.

Also, while I'm sure it makes a delicious whipped cream (I want some so very badly), I contacted the company rep a few months ago and was told that Mimicreme is not for use in dispensers . . .

Apr 21, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan

Quest for the Perfect Vegan Whipped Cream . . . Anybody in?

Fellow Vegans and Non-Dairy Whippers:

I'm on the quest for the perfect vegan whipped cream. I bought a dispenser (Whip-It brand) and have been experimenting with different variations using a coconut cream base, but each batch has had at least one major flaw.

One batch had perfect taste but the texture was runny and not fluffy at all. One batch was fluffy but the taste was bland. One batch was sputtery—sometimes fluffy, sometimes just NO2 making a mess.

I've also realized that the cream is very sensitive to temperature in the dispenser. If I don't leave the canister in the fridge overnight, it seems to have very unreliable results.

Has anyone had success with a dispenser?

I'm going to try some experiments with different emulsifiers, different sweeteners, and see how the addition of oil might affect the final result.

Apr 21, 2012
swarmqueen in Vegetarian & Vegan