Whipped Coconut Cream

by Kiran on May 7, 2014 · 29 comments

in Desserts, Vegan

Hello friends!

I’ve missed this space of mine and the interactions that we usually have with each other. All no thanks to a very stiff neck for almost 2 weeks.

No fun.

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Having a severe case of stiff neck deterred me from using my camera. Heck, it even deterred me from driving anywhere. Especially to the farmers market.

Oh boy, that stiff neck definitely was a huge pain… well, a pain in the neck.


Whipped Coconut Cream | KiranTarun.com/Food

While it didn’t take much convincing that I won’t be able to test and shoot new recipes, a very stiff neck didn’t hamper me enough to whip up a cake and top it with luscious whipped coconut cream frosting.

Pretty sure there’s a solution to every problem. Forget about the camera, just bake, whip and devour.

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  • 2 cans (400ml) of full fat coconut milk, chilled overnight
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 small vanilla bean, scraped


  1. Carefully scoop out thickened chilled coconut cream from the cans. Reserve the liquid for smoothies.
  2. Add coconut cream into stand mixer fitted with a whisk.
  3. Whipped coconut cream on medium-low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to high and continue whipping for 2 minutes.
  4. Add powdered sugar, vanilla bean seeds and whip for 1 more minute or until coconut cream form stiff peaks.
  5. Spoon the cream on everything. Enjoy!
  6. To use as frosting, please refrigerate frosted baked goods if not devoured immediately.


Whipped Coconut Cream | KiranTarun.com/Food

Off to devour more cake and whipped coconut cream. Even with a stiff neck, there’s no stopping 😀

Have you tried whipped coconut cream?


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1 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You May 7, 2014 at 10:16 PM

I hope your neck gets well soon…I love this whipped coconut cream. It is great for those who are intolerant to dairy yet want to indulge themselves.


2 Lail | With A Spin May 7, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hope you recover from the neck pain completely soon. I know the pain as I suffer it often. No fun.

However this whipped coconut cream sounds heavenly. Devour away, my friend.
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3 Rosa May 8, 2014 at 1:56 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about your neck. I hope that you are feeling better now…

A wonderful idea!




4 nidhi May 8, 2014 at 3:43 AM

Sorry to hear about your neck Kiran. Get well soon and start making delicious dishes and taking gorgeous photos again. Though looking at photos above I ‘ll say you are right.There is DEFINITELY no stopping you.Love the whipped coconut cream.
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5 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health May 8, 2014 at 9:22 AM

i made whipped coconut cream one and it didnt turn out so good, i guess the quality of coconut milk really matter – any thoughts?

Stiff neck is no fun..i hope you feel better.
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6 Monica May 8, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I have not yet tried coconut whipped cream but would love to. Yours turned out perfectly. Feel better soon!
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7 Archana @ ThePerfectZest May 8, 2014 at 12:01 PM

I read about whipped cream recently on a vegan blog and promptly bought a can of full fat coconut milk and its sitting in the fridge.
I love the cake here. So good.

Hope the neck gets better soon – so you can shoot again.
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8 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 8, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Hope you are feeling better, this whipped cream looks like the cure for most anything!
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9 Shibi@FlavzCorner May 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Hope you feel better soon!! The whipped coconut cream looks luscious!!!


10 Shema | LifeScoops May 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Delicious ..lovely pictures too
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11 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence May 8, 2014 at 4:58 PM

So sorry to hear about your stiff neck :/ A few weeks ago, I had a full weekend of photography planned when I came down with some tension dizziness. Knocked me out! No way I could photograph or cook. I hope you feel better soon.

This recipe looks fantastic! Have you tried it with coconut cream before? I think they sell it at TJs…
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12 Carolyn Chan May 8, 2014 at 9:16 PM

That sounds INSANELY good ! I must give this a try ! Just to confirm, you are using only the thick cream to whip, right ? Not the milky part.

And so sorry to hear about your neck problems. I get them from sitting in front of my computer for too long. I hope you feel better and more limber soon !
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13 laurasmess May 9, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Oh Kiran! I am so sorry about your ‘pain in the neck’. How horrible. Glad that it’s improving slowly; enough for you to provide this gorgeous post, anyway! I have definitely whipped coconut cream. I’ve also turned it into condensed coconut milk and coconut caramel… so versatile! Your cake looks divine. Stay well, my lovely friend. Sending you hugs and healing thoughts! x
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14 Angie@Angie's Recipes May 9, 2014 at 3:34 AM

Made whipped coconut cream before…it was really delicious!
Get well soon, Kiran.
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15 Shashi @ RunninSrilankan May 9, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Yes, I have made a small quantity of whipped coconut cream before, but I didn’t add sugar nor did I add vanilla bean – this version of yours I very very easily could “Spoon the cream on everything”!!!
So sorry about your stiff neck, Kiran – I have had stiff necks before and they are like back problems, severely debilitating! I sure hope it starts feeling better soon!


16 Amy @ Elephant Eats May 9, 2014 at 9:57 AM

I’ve been reading about this coconut cream frosting all over the internet and I’ve been dying to try it! It looks so luscious and delicious 🙂
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17 Gemma @andgeesaid May 9, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Get well soon! That sounds horrid 🙁 hope you’re okay!
This sounds like a delicious and rich but light icing! Will definitely try. xxx
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18 Kiran May 12, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Gemma — thanks friend! 🙂


19 Mary @ Fit and Fed May 10, 2014 at 6:41 PM

I’m sorry to hear about your neck, I hope it resolves soon! At least it didn’t stop you from making this and taking your trademark photos (the second one is my favorite with the white on white, that’s the one that I’ll share). I haven’t yet tried coconut milk whipped cream but it’s on my list!
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20 Kiran May 12, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Mary — thank you so much and I’m glad you love the 2nd photo. I hope to share more recipes once the neck is fully mended. I’m getting there 🙂


21 notyet100 May 11, 2014 at 6:35 AM

hi thanks for the recipe tried it for the cake,next time gonna chill it overnight


22 Kiran May 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

hi priyanka — so glad you tried this recipe. this frosting does need refrigeration after icing. and a thick frosting would be better to hold shape 🙂


23 maria May 12, 2014 at 1:01 PM

hello! both the cake and cream look so delicious! i did whipped coconut cream once and the problem i had was that when we stored the leftover cake in the refrigerator the cream hardened and had to wait for it to start melting before being able to eat it, it looked like candle wax, is this normal? did this ever happen to any of you?


24 Kiran May 12, 2014 at 4:07 PM

hi maria, thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂

coconut cream does hardened if not consumed immediately.


25 Kitchen Belleicious May 13, 2014 at 1:55 PM

yep. pretty sure if I had coconut whipped cream on any and every dessert I make it would be the best thing in the world! It looks amazing- a few dips with strawberries and I am smiling
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26 Raymund May 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Wow I never knew you can whip this, do you think we can use it in ice creams as well?
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27 Kavitha May 14, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Wow, that is just wonderful! Love the idea of vegan whipped cream! The pictures are stunning!
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28 Kelly May 19, 2014 at 1:09 AM

Oh no, hope you feel better soon Kiran. Love coconut whipped cream and yours look stunning in these pictures!


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