I have mentioned many times before that my oldest son is lactose-intolerant. Unfortunately, he is the one who likes dairy products more than any other member of the family. When I make Vanilla Whipped Cream, I can tell that it is painful for him to have to skip it. So I set out to make a delicious dairy-free whipped cream recipe that he could enjoy.
I did try making whipped cream with coconut milk, but the flavor of the coconut did come through. It was okay with some desserts, but I really wanted to a dairy-free whipped cream that tasted of vanilla without any other distracting flavors.
We really enjoy Vanilla Almondmilk, so I decided to try using that as the base for my dairy-free whipped cream recipe. I added a little xathan gum to use as a binder. The result was a delicious vanilla flavored whipped cream. It is a little moister than traditional whipped cream recipes – it is more like a very thick pudding that the traditional whipped cream, which actually seems drier in comparison. My kids didn't mind at all.
This dairy-free whipped cream recipe comes together very fast. You just add all the ingredients to a blender and it is ready in less than a minute. You will want to refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes before servings since some of the ingredients are room temperature prior to preparation.
- ½ cup Vanilla Almondmilk
- ½ cup safflower oil (or other mild-flavored oil)
- 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp xantham gum
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using it.
This is my youngest son, who is not lactose intolerant enjoy the dairy-free whipped cream. As you can see he is savoring the vanilla flavor. Yes, it is that good!