How to Make Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

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Whipped cream is a versatile and delightful topping that enhances the flavours of desserts, hot beverages, and more. But what if you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply looking to explore dairy-free alternatives? With amazing dairy-free cream alternatives out there, you can easily cater your drinks and desserts to suit your needs. 

Show off your culinary skills or build on your beginner base by creating gorgeous dairy-free desserts all while achieving the perfect consistency, texture, and taste. Get ready to elevate your culinary creations by using a whipped cream dispenser.


Dairy-Free Cream Alternatives 

There are a variety of dairy-free cream alternatives readily available in shops and supermarkets for you to choose from. Thanks to the fantastic versatility each one leaves a different taste, texture and consistency. Learn which one is better for the desserts or drinks you are looking to create.

Coconut Cream

Coconut cream or coconut milk is one of the more popular choices for making whipped cream with a cream dispenser. It provides a rich, velvety consistency that is closest to traditional whipped cream. Its creamy and smooth texture is great to use in cake fillings, frosting cupcakes or creamy hot chocolate. Thanks to its subtle coconut flavour it adds a tropical twist that can elevate your creations.

Almond Cream

With a slightly thinner texture, almond whipped cream is ideal for those lighter desserts. It still has a great hold and whipped texture, whilst the almond flavour provides a nutty taste that complements pies, pastries, or autumn drinks.

Soy Cream

The smooth, airy and creamy texture of soy whipped cream is very similar to almond cream. With a very neutral flavour, soy cream is best to use if you wish to add your own flavours, this will be the favoured dairy alternative to achieve your desired taste.

Oat Cream

Oat Whipped Cream also has a thinner consistency however delivers a light and fluffy texture. Thanks to its slightly sweet flavour, it's great to pair with fresh fruit salads, sweet desserts or coffees and hot chocolates.


The Benefits of Using Dairy-Free Whipped Cream Alternatives 

Whether you are opting for a dairy-free option for health, allergy or environmental factors, there are a number of benefits to vegan whipped cream.

Environmental Impact

Dairy production is associated with significant environmental impacts, including greenhouse gas emissions and water usage. By choosing dairy-free alternatives, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Health Benefits

Dairy-free alternatives can offer health benefits such as lower saturated fat content, making them heart-healthy choices. Additionally, they are often free of cholesterol and may be easier on the digestive system for those with lactose intolerance.


Dairy-free options are allergen-friendly, making them suitable for individuals with dairy allergies or sensitivities. They also cater to vegans and those following a plant-based diet.

Ethical Considerations

Many people choose dairy-free alternatives due to ethical concerns about animal welfare in the dairy industry. Opting for dairy-free options aligns your food choices with your values.


How to Make Dairy-Free Whipped Cream with a Cream Dispenser

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If you are unsure how to use a whipped cream dispenser to create whipped cream, follow this simple dairy-free whipped cream recipe to create tasty treats in no time. 


1 can (400ml) of your chosen dairy-free alternative (coconut cream, almond cream, soy milk, or oat cream)

1-2 tablespoons of sweetener (such as powdered sugar or maple syrup), adjust to taste

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (optional, for added flavour) 



 Step 1: Chill Your Ingredients

For the best results make sure to refrigerate your dairy-free alternative, and cream dispenser before starting. This will make sure you get the fluffiest and smoothest whipped cream.

Step 2: Prep Your Whipped Cream Dispenser

Assemble your whipped cream dispenser, ensuring it's clean and dry. Insert a whipped cream charger according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Step 3: Combine Ingredients

Combine your chilled dairy-free cream, maple syrup or powdered sugar, and optional vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix them well until the sweetener is fully dissolved.

Step 4: Fill the Dispenser

Pour the mixture into the whipped cream dispenser's container. Leave some space at the top to allow for expansion. 

Step 5: Charge and Shake

Attach the dispenser head and insert another whipped cream charger. Give the dispenser a good shake for about 5-10 seconds to evenly distribute the gas and create a smooth texture. 

Step 6: Dispense and Enjoy

Turn the dispenser upside down and gently press the lever to dispense your dairy-free whipped cream. Use it to top desserts, hot beverages, or any dish that calls for a creamy finish.


Storing Dairy-Free Whipped Cream 

To store any leftover dairy-free whipped cream, follow these simple steps: 

  1. Remove the whipped cream charger from the dispenser to release the pressure.
  2. Transfer the remaining whipped cream to an airtight container. Make sure the container is clean and dry.
  3. Seal the container tightly and store it in the refrigerator. Dairy-free whipped cream can be stored for up to 2-3 days, depending on the freshness of the dairy-free cream you use.


Making dairy-free whipped cream at home using a cream dispenser is not only easy, but it also opens up a world of delicious possibilities. With a variety of completely dairy-free alternatives available, you can choose the one that best suits your taste and dietary requirements.

Whether you opt for coconut cream to truly replicate traditional whipped cream, almond cream for your autumnal drinks, soy cream to enhance your own flavours, or oat cream for a sweet tooth, each dairy-free base brings its own unique qualities to your whipped cream. Experiment with different options to discover the perfect accompaniment to your favourite dishes and drinks.

Get your whipped cream dispenser and create amazing dairy-free desserts and beverages.