silk heavy whipping cream

Silk Heavy Whipping Cream

Silk Heavy Whipping Cream

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Silk Heavy Whipping Cream
Silk Heavy Whipping Cream

 

3 Ingredient Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Dairy-free whipped cream exists, but can be hard to find. Even when you do find it, it might not taste right. In the middle of winter, sometimes a cup of non-dairy hot cocoa or a slice of cake just needs a nice topping of whipped cream.

Fortunately, Silk recently released dairy-free heavy whipping cream. Traditional whipped cream is often made using milk, cream, or heavy whipping cream. I’ve been in need of some good whipped cream lately, so when a representative asked if I wanted to try some, I couldn’t wait for it to arrive.

The heavy whipping cream comes in 16-ounce cartons which is more than enough to make all the whipped cream you could need. It’s made with coconut and sunflower oil, which means it’s safe for those of us who also can’t have soy products. There isn’t any sugar, so you do have to add sweetener and flavoring to your whipped cream.

The Recipe

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:2 mins
  • Total Time:7 mins
  • Servings:5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Stand or hand mixer with whisk attachment
  • Airtight storage container

STEP 1

Combine all ingredients.

STEP 2

Turn mixer on medium-high speed and let run for 1-2 minutes.

STEP 3

Stop when soft peaks form. Don’t overmix the cream or it will turn into lumpy mush.
Carefully transfer whipped cream to serving or storage dish.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN SILK’S DAIRY FREE HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM?

Surprisingly there are just 7 ingredients on the label.

Those ingredients are:

  • Filtered water
  • coconut oil
  • sunflower oil
  • faba bean protein
  • guar gum
  • sunflower lecithin
  • and natural flavors.

We couldn’t believe how easy it was to read all the ingredients and be able to pronounce everything.  It’s almost impossible to find products like that anymore.

WHERE CAN I FIND SILK’S DAIRY FREE HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM?

We found the product at our local Walmart store which is where we have seen other people finding.

However, someone in our vegan Facebook group posted that they found It out Meijer.  We don’t have that store to up so I can’t confirm that. But hopefully it means that other stores will pop up with it quickly.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Silk’s new dairy free heavy whipping cream is pure white and has almost spot on the consistency of traditional heavy cream.

One important thing to note is that you do have to vigorously shake the container in order for there to be no clumps when pouring.  The carton does say shake well on the outside.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?

Traditional heavy cream doesn’t taste like anything and neither does Silk’s dairy free heavy whipping cream.

Even though it has coconut oil inside, there is no coconut taste.

 

Silk Heavy Whipping Cream
Silk Heavy Whipping Cream

 

Silk Vegan Heavy Whipping Cream Review

Wondering if the new dairy-free, vegan heavy whipping cream alternative from Silk is perfect? I asked the questions and found the answers.

First of all,this post is NOT sponsored by Silk or any brand other than myself – Cooking on Caffeine. What you’ll find here are my own personal, honest opinions, based on how I use the product and my own tastes.

I stumbled on this product at my local Walmart today while looking for my favorite oat milk creamer (which they didn’t have, and I am upset). It was next to the dairy whipping cream, and was flanked by their new dairy-free half and half (which I didn’t purchase).

Of course it caught my attention, and of course I bought it. I have so many questions! I have so many recipes to test! Does it go well in coffee like cream? Does it actually whip up (and stay whipped)? And does it make perfect, luscious ice cream? How does it cook? Does it give a silky mouthfeel like dairy cream? Does it separate like dairy cream? Can I overwhip it?

And I’m sure you have the same questions I do, so I’ve decided to do all the testing and post the answers here because we all need answers!

What’s it made of? Is it safe for my allergy or diet?

According to the packaging, it’s certified gluten-free, so that’s the one allergen you can be 100% sure you’re safe with here.

Unfortunately, there is a cross-contamination warning for dairy, soy, and tree nuts. What does that mean? It means this product is made in the same building that houses those allergens – they aren’t included in the whipping cream, but they can’t give a guarantee that particles haven’t found their way into it.

The bottom line is that if you’re avoiding animal products, this is safe. If you’re dairy-free by choice, you’re safe and if you’re only mildly intolerant of dairy, tree nuts, or soy, you make the call but you should be ok.

If you don’t have to avoid cross contamination, this is an exciting product because it’s made without soy ingredients! It has historically been very difficult to find whipped cream alternatives that are soy-free – so now the soy-avoiders can rejoice!

It’s also sugar and carb-free, so the keto/low carb community will rightfully be dancing for joy when they find this product!

You will also notice a complete lack of carrageenan – which is nearly unheard of for dairy-free alternatives.

Beyond just ingredient items, this vegan whipping cream is Non-GMO Project Certified, which will put a lot of minds at ease who are concerned about that sort of thing.

Best Heavy Whipping Cream Substitutes

What makes this even interesting is that you could have at least one of these substitution items sitting dormant in the fridge.

Now, it’s time to get creative and economical.

Well, if you don’t, it’s high time you made your way to the grocery store. Don’t worry. All of these items are easy to find and pocket-friendly.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

1. Greek Yogurt and Milk

We’re coming in heavy with a more proteinous alternative for thickening your favorite soups or sauces. If you can grab a Greek yogurt with whole milk, you can make a healthy twist to just about any meal.

Just mix an equal quantity of Greek yogurt and whole milk. Mind you; your result will be thicker than heavy cream. So, add more milk to thin it out, and achieve a similar texture before doing a 1:1 ratio swap.

Sadly, the mix isn’t fit for whipping.

And since the yogurt has lesser fat, don’t expect it to provide the same flavor and tenderness as heavy cream in desserts or baked goods.

2. Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is your best bet if you’re a vegan. It’s quite versatile and has similar properties to heavy whipping cream, even though the coconut flavor will get in the way.

If you are too lazy to make your Coconut cream, the pre-made version is always within your grasp.

Although, it is simple making yours at home using coconut milk.

But whichever you’re going for, make it a 1:1 ratio swap for cooked, sweet, and baked recipes.

You can also whip it as a tasty topping for your desserts or use it for your coconut ice cream.

3. Milk and Butter

Yes, milk and butter — a simple mixture that can hold the fort for heavy cream in almost all recipes.

Here is why it will work:

The butter will provide extra fat to the milk, giving a similar fat percentage to heavy cream.

For every 1 cup (237 ml) of heavy cream, all you need is a ¾ cup (178 ml) of milk and ¼ cup (57 grams) of melted butter thoroughly mixed.

Most people will thicken the liquid, especially if they are using low-fat milk. You, too, can do this by adding a tablespoon (8 grams) of flour to the mixture.

Again, this heavy whipping cream substitute is best left for cooking and baking recipes ONLY.

 

Silk Heavy Whipping Cream
Silk Heavy Whipping Cream

 

Heavy Whipping Cream Solidified in Fridge

Heavy whipping cream will solidify in the fridge if the contents of the package settle and separate. This is incredibly common, and it’s a direct result of the mild fat solidifying on top.

A solid layer on the top of your heavy whipping cream will not have any effect on its whipping properties, so as long as the expiration date has not passed, you can use it. Always check dairy items like heavy whipping cream for a sour smell, as that is an indicator of solidification being more than just natural separation.

Contributors to Solid Heavy Whipping Cream

We all know that heavy whipping cream is not sold in a solid form.

You can find it in the dairy section next to traditional heavy cream and half and half, and it’s always liquid.

However, once you take it home, you might find that it has solidified when you take it out to use it.

Many people assume that a solidified dairy product that is supposed to be liquid should be thrown out, but this is not always the case.

When milk is curdled and sour, we throw it out, but solid doesn’t mean curdled, and heavy whipping cream has a few good reasons for morphing into a solid, or partially solid, state.

High Refrigerator Temperatures

If your refrigerator temperatures are too high, you’ll notice that many things in your fridge are solid or frozen, not your heavy whipping cream alone.

How cold your fridge gets depends on the make and model.

Not every temperature dial is the same, so be sure to read your user manual if you don’t have your fridge on a high-temperature setting but your items are still freezing.

In many cases, it’s the items at the back of the fridge that are most likely to freeze.

 

 

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