So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping

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Original, Light

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On October 6, 2014
Last modified:February 15, 2017


So close to Cool Whip, it's uncanny! But, CocoWhip is truly dairy-free (yes, "non-dairy" topping actually contains dairy!); certified gluten-free, vegan, and kosher parve; and made with organic ingredients. You can enjoy generous dollops of sweet creamy and very fluffy indulgence from the Original tubs. It's delicious atop cakes, pies, sundaes, parfaits, and should perform in cool recipes. However, it doesn't tend to melt nicely atop warm desserts and we found the Light version to be lacking in whipped fluffiness. Still, we had to give the Original 5 stars for fulfilling an overlooked dairy-free desire.

Did you know that non-dairy whipped toppings can contain milk protein (casein), and most do? It’s been a long time coming, but So Delicious has finally released a truly dairy-free whipped topping called CocoWhip!

So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping

In fact, they went above and beyond with CocoWhip, using all-natural and mostly organic ingredients; producing it free of the top allergens (yes, it’s soy-free, too!); shunning carrageenan; getting it certified gluten-free, vegan, and kosher parve; and releasing it in two varieties: Original and Light!

Tasting Notes for CocoWhip

We received a package of each CocoWhip variety, and doled out samples to get opinions on this new dairy-free whipped topping.

Original CocoWhip Dairy-Free Whipped Topping

Holy fluffiness! Aerated to near perfection, this chilled topping impressed us for its very light yet creamy consistency. The flavor of CocoWhip is delicious, but definitely quite sweet and indulgent. I had to ask another if Cool Whip is that sweet, and they confirmed that the two are similar. Though I didn’t see vanilla in the ingredients, CocoWhip did strike us as slightly vanilla, and didn’t seem to shout coconut.

We didn’t get the chance to test CocoWhip in some of those Kraft-style recipes, like cream pies (I’ll have to buy some later for that!), but did find that CocoWhip is great atop cooled pies (like pumpkin!) and think it would be marvelous on cake, ice cream sundaes, parfaits, in sandwich cookies, etc. The only caveat is that it didn’t perform well when dolloped atop a freshly cooked dish. Rather than melting into creamy puddles atop our warm dairy-free crepes, it almost fizzed away and dissipated. This wasn’t a deal breaker for me, since I do prefer cooled desserts, but it may be problematic if you like hot apple crisp!

So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping

Light Dairy-Free Whipped Topping

In reality, 2 tablespoons of CocoWhip Original has just 30 calories, 2 grams of fat, and 2 grams of sugar. But considering that many of us will likely indulge in more than 2 tablespoons at a time, CocoWhip Light may be a good option for some. It has 25 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 3 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoon serving. Unfortunately, the Light didn’t hold its structure like the Original. It seemed almost a bit melted and lacking structure. It’s possible that this could have resulted from the shipping, so I’m planning to purchase a tub when in stores (very soon!) to give it another trial.

Thankfully, since I’d rather consume more fat than sugar (and found the Original sweet enough!), Original CocoWhip will probably be my go-to regardless. And overall, I was impressed. CocoWhip dairy-free whipped topping is so close to Cool Whip in taste and consistency, but with far better ingredients and without a drop of dairy!

So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Coconut Whipped Topping

The Facts on So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Topping

Certifications: So Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Topping is Certified Gluten-Free, Vegan and Kosher Parve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, o Delicious Dairy Free CocoWhip Topping is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the So Delicious website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Alisa, thank you so much for providing this information! It isn’t available at the Whole Foods in my area,
    but I think I will ask the manager to stock it. You have taken the time to give the best reviews and answering
    people’s comments is so wonderful. You have a great website! Thanks again ~

  2. For those of you struggling with the difficult lid, a truwhip lid fits perfectly, and I bet a cool whip lid would fit was well.

    • I buy it at Whole Foods Sheri, but have also seen it at Raley’s (major grocer) in my area. I’m not sure if Walmart will be carrying this (they carry the So Delicious cashew ice creams). It has been out of stock a lot in recent months, but I just spotted fresh inventories of it (finally!).

  3. I used to love cocowhip but lately I find that it has a heavier texture, not light and fluffy. Drier. Has the formula changed or am I maybe buying old product?

    • You know, I’m not sure Ev. The stock on CocoWhip hasn’t returned yet in my area, and I steered clear of what looked like older tubs lingering on the shelf. Hopefully it isn’t changed! I’ll hopefully try a new batch soon.

  4. This has a very coconut taste, so don’t bother trying it if you don’t like coconut. We tried to make a chocolate whipped icing recipe with this and it was NOT good. It really not at all like Cool Whip unfortunately.

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  6. love this stuff! i bought the original and it is delicious. just a heads up to those of you who can’t find it, it is in the freezer section! mentioning this because i couldn’t find it when looking and when i did find it, it was totally by accident while browsing the veg foods in freezer section.

      • I agree with the texture remarks, but please tell people not to waste their money if they don’t like the taste of coconut. I hate coconut, and this stuff tastes like it.

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