Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

Tomorrow I {hope to?}  have a fab healthy chocolaty treat for you. I wanted to share with you some tips on one component of the recipe before it’s posted though….

I’ve been trying to make coconut whip for years. Morgan always told me to scrape the top of the can after I froze it, but I always ended up making a mess, cutting up my fingers, and feeling like I was at war  with the damn can. Then I tried freezing it, letting it thaw, and try to separate the coconut milk but it still ended up coming out flat.

Over the holidays I made several desserts and wanted to make a healthier, non-dairy whipped topping to go with them. So, I gave the coconut whip another go.

This recipe is SUPER easy. The first time I mad sit I froze my coconut milk can, but ended up making a mess because it solidified too much. All you have to do is plan ahead … place a can or two or coconut milk in the fridge overnight, upright and leave it be …


Freeze your mixer bowl and whip attachments.


The next day, open your can of coconut milk. The cream should have risen to the top, so scrape that out, carefully leaving the water at the bottom aside.


Place the cream, sugar and vanilla in your frozen bowl, and whip the heck out of it on high speed until stiff peaks form.



How to choose the healthiest canned coconut cream:


There are two things  you want to look for on the label of canned coconut cream: No BPA lining and no “guar gum.” You just want to see

There is only one brand of coconut milk or creams that I know of where the can contains no BPA and there is no added guar gum. Usually you can find one or the other. The company is “Natural Value” and you may not be able to find it in stores, but can get it on Amazon for sure.

Prior to learning of this product my clients as me to weigh in on the lesser of the evils. BPA is an endocrine disruptor, linked to cancer and other very serious health issues. You should avoid all BPA plastics and foods stored in cans lined with it (especially acidic foods such as tomatoes, always buy glass jarred tomatoes). Guar gum is a thickener that may not be quite as dangerous as BPA, but potentially could be for some people, especially when it comes to digestive health. There are individuals that have severe allergic reactions to all “gums” added to foods, and you may not know if it is a culprit of something like say, skin breakouts, if you do not eliminate it from your diet.


Whipped Coconut Cream Recipe:

{It doesn’t taste coconutty}

  • 1 can of coconut cream (or coconut milk, the fat percentage is less so it may not be as thick or as tasty)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon organic powdered sugar

Place a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Freeze your mixer bowl and whip attachments. Place the cream, sugar and vanilla in your frozen bowl, and whip the heck out of it on high speed until stiff peaks form. Serve immediately and chill to store.




This week I am focusing on old school training. I’m warming up using tabata intervals and doing lots of jump rope and cardio drills between sets. Not as hard with the jumping lately because my IT band is beyond tight and my knees are feeling the backlash.

Foam rolling isn’t doing the trick (although I know I should be doing it daily and I’m not). I plan on making an appointment with my chiro who does a lot of  myofascial release. I can’t let this affect my training!

Monday I did my tabata jump rope warm-up and a Chest/Triceps workout. Tuesday was a tabata warm-up, heavy duty back and biceps workout and 2 miles on the elliptical (low impact for the knees). Funny thing is, the jumping and  leg workouts never bother my knees. It’s the treadmill that kills me…

I started really noticing the pain last Thursday. I did an awesome HIIT workout with lots of lunges, one legged bosu squats and a few other nasty moves. The workout didn’t bother me, but I tried running some intervals on the treadmill(which I have been doing more of lately) and immediately I was hurting. Michael was next to me and he was like “you look like you’re in pain” This just confirms how much running and I do NOT get along. It happens every time I try to incorporate it into my routine. My knees hate me. It must be something with my gait and how tight I am. Yoga’s been great, but obvi not great enough to get me running again. Like I really care. Well, maybe I do a little.

Talk soon!!

Random question…

My iPhone’s the best thing that’s happened to nursing time. I sit in Ella’s nursery, rock her to sleep, and Michael and I battle each other in words with friends:

Last week when we were on “vacation” I  would sit in there an hour or so after she falls asleep to play my games. It’s bad.

What’s your favorite game app? I LOATH angry birds. Worst 0.99 cents I ever spent. It’s impossible! So frustrating. I don’t get the hype. I LOVE “hanging with friends.” That’s my game!

Have a great day! My next client cancelled so I am going to do some pilates at home while Weezus naps!



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  • Reply Shanna, like Banana

    Coconut and whipped cream. That sounds like pure perfection..and makes me want to bake a pumpkin pie to put it on top of!

    January 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    • Reply laury

      You just gave birth and you’re thinking about baking pumpkin pie 😉

      January 5, 2012 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Julie (A Case of the Runs)

    Looks complicated but very delicious… I’ve been OK with coconut nowadays (I had an aversion before because I got sick with it once). I am always confused by all the “is coconut fat bad” stuff.

    January 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply laury

      It’s SO healthy for you! I will be posting [again] all the reasons why next!

      January 5, 2012 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Lisa@HealthyDiaries

    YUM! Coconut whipped cream!! I’ve never tried it before, but know I would love it since I love anything that has to do with coconut!
    Can’t wait to see your healthy chocolate recipe. 🙂

    I have the iPhone, but actually don’t have any games on it…. I spend too much time on my phone already and always try to cut back. Words with Friends does sound like a lot of fun and I just might have to give it a try! 🙂

    January 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    • Reply laury

      You should!!! I was playing Maria for a little 🙂

      Oh you would LOVE coconut whipped cream! It’s not real coconutty though.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Kelly


    This has nothing to do with this post. I just pulled up your OPBB pictures and WOW you look great! You have SO MUCH to be proud of! Way to go girl! Happy New Year!

    January 5, 2012 at 10:14 am
    • Reply laury

      Thank you, Kelly! That means a lot to me! How are you doing? You had a little one around the same time if I remember correctly??

      January 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm
      • Reply Kelly

        Doing good! Gosh, great memory too! I was probably 20 weeks behind you, but I miscarried at 12 weeks. I am now 24 weeks pregnant with a little girl! Your blog inspires me!! 🙂

        January 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm
        • Reply laury

          Oh, Kelly I am so sorry that you went through that. I don’t know what to say. I’m very happy to hear you are now 24 weeks pregnant with a little angel! Girls are the best. I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy and hope you are feeling well! Thank you for your kind words!

          January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm
  • Reply Pure2raw twins

    coconut milk is the best! so many great things you can do with it like this whipped cream 🙂 YUM

    January 5, 2012 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Marian

    I LOVE this! So easy and healthy! and even better the ingredients most of us foodies have on hand:)

    January 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm
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    I feel like everyone is on Words w Friends except for me. Maybe one of these when I upgrade from my craptastic Blackberry. Love the coconut whipped cream recipe-thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making this in the future.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm
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      Yes…You need to upgrade, girl!!!!!

      January 6, 2012 at 11:22 pm
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    don’t toss the water in the bottom! its good for you

    November 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    Hi Laury,

    Thanks for another great recipe! I am just wondering what happens to the frosting if you leave it out of the fridge, for example if you frost a cake and leave it at room temp for half a day. Will it survive and stay stable or is it only good when it’s cold with the fats and oils staying solid?


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