Before we start naming names as far as the best vegan whipped cream brands go, there’s something you should know: the majority of whipped cream brands are highly processed. We’re not even going to mention the fact that these whipped creams utilize different types of animal fats such as sodium caseinate, hydrogenated animal oils and high fructose corn syrup. Which, to be clear, all need to be avoided on a vegan diet.
We tried out virtually every vegan whipped cream out there so that you could get a breakdown of some of the best vegan whipped cream brands. The goal was to find whipped creams that taste awesome, can be found online, and are obviously vegan-friendly.
So without any further ado, here’s the list that made the cut.
Vegan Whipped Cream Brands
1. Soyatoo Soy Whip
Coming in a pressurized can or carton, Soyatoo’s Soy Whip is a great alternative to dairy-based whipped creams. This vegan whipped cream tastes amazing while allowing vegans to make great desserts such as mousses or cakes.
Do you need topping for your coffee? Are your iced coffee treats lacking a certain je ne sais quoi?
Soyatoo is gluten free, lactose free, and cholesterol free while boasting a rich, warm taste that has earned it the highest reviews from buyers.
The product ingredients are purely organic and include:
- coconut oil
- beetroot syrup
- natural vanilla extract
2. Easy Whip
For many, Easy Whip is in a class of its own. This instant whipped cream powder mix can be combined with any type of liquid such as water or juice to make a light airy mousse that will give you a taste of heaven. Because the power is a neutral it can be added to any sweet or savoury dish that tickles your fancy.
Just combine it with soy cream or non-dairy milk and you’ll have a great whipped cream on your hands in no time. Made, sold, and shipped in the UK, vegans across the pond have an easy answer to the whole “what to put on dessert if whipped cream’s not an option” debate.
3. Whiptop Spray Cream:
Made in Germany by Schlagfix, Whiptop spray cream is lactose-free while containing all palm kernel ingredients. The end result is a wonderful topping for vegan treats like mousses and cakes.
The main ingredients here are water and sugar with some trans-fat.
Generally you want to avoid trans-fat, but don’t let that put you off because current users of the whipped spray cream have given it high marks for taste and quality. It has a light sweet taste that tastes awesome on any dessert you throw it on as well as on whipped coffee drinks.Your only option for buying Whiptop if you’re not in Europe is online, but this may change at a later date.
On that note...
Okay. Now that you know which whipped creams and spray creams are vegan and organic, it's time to consider brands that aren't vegan in order to truly get the differences.
Non Vegan Whipped Cream Brands
1. Cool Whip
This popular whipped topping has been a staple topping for desserts from cakes to pies for years. But, this whipped topping is not vegan for several reasons.
First, Cool Whip is full of high levels of hydrogenated oils and trans fats that are very bad for the body. As if that wasn’t concerning enough, this isn’t the only reason you should avoid Cool Whip if you’re seeking a completely vegan lifestyle: the high fructose corn syrup present in Cool Whip have been shown to contribute to obesity and diabetes.
2. Reddi Whip
With its eye-catching red can packaging, Reddi Whip is highly processed with an ingredient list that’s basically a who’s who of everything vegans can’t eat. Dairy cream, high fructose corn syrup , and nitrous oxide all make an appearance in this whipped cream.
What is nitrous oxide exactly? Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse producing gas that has 300 times the power to trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. In addition, inhalation also causes potential brain damage and can inhibit the intake of vitamin B12.
Reddi Whip also has high levels of glycerides such as trans-fat. So basically, it’s highly processed and clearly not vegan diet material.
3. Dream Whip
Powdered Dream Whip is on our list of whipped toppings to avoid due to its very high levels of partially hydrogenated oils -which is really just another name for trans-fat.
There are also very high levels of artificial colors in Dream whip that are dangerous for children whether they cause hyperactivity, cancer, or potential allergic reactions. If that wasn’t scary enough, the product also contains dextrose plus emulsifiers and acetylated monoglycerides that can cause heart disease. It’s not exactly a heartwarming picture is it?
Between the ingredients and the symptoms, this whipped cream brand simply isn’t vegan-friendly.
Whether you’re baking cakes or perfecting your mousse, whipped cream topping is a wonderful addition to any vegan dessert. All you have to know is which brands to buy. The brands we’ve just talked about here are among the best vegan whipped cream brands available on the market right now. They taste amazing, they align with veganism as a lifestyle, and they’re good for your health.
Do you have a whipped cream topping that you just can’t do without not included on our list? Do you have questions that we can help answer? Be sure to comment below!
And if you’re in the awkward predicament of having vegan whipped cream but nothing to put it on, then you’ll definitely want to check out our recommended vegan hot chocolate brands.