There are dozens, upon dozens of dairy-free alternatives for milk, cheese, and butter, but vegan heavy cream has been an under-loved category in North America. Fortunately, that could be changing. A couple years ago, Silk Heavy Whipping Cream emerged, and recently, Country Crock Plant Cream snuck onto store shelves. The latter is uniquely made with lentil milk, and is formulated to work as a 1:1 replacement for heavy whipping cream.
Country Crock Plant Cream does the Heavy Lifting in Sauces and Whip
According to the company, Country Crock Plant Cream works great as a liquid cream in stovetop dishes or baked good recipes, and it whips up beautifully into fluffy whipped cream. Like coconut cream, it works best when cold. You can use it as a coconut-free alternative in my Foolproof Dairy-Free Whipped Cream Recipe.
Heavy Whipping Cream
Ingredients: plant milk (water, lentil protein), plant oil blend (palm kernel oil, canola oil, palm fruit oil), sugar, modified corn starch, sucrose esters of fatty acids, natural flavor mono & diglycerides, salt, guar gum, sunflower lecithin, locust bean gum, beta-carotene (color)
Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon): 45 calories, 4.5g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*
More Facts on Country Crock Plant Cream
- Price: $3.99 per 16.9-ounce carton
- Availability: Country Crock Plant Cream is sold refrigerated at Albertsons family of stores (Safeway, Vons, etc), Giant stores, Kroger family of stores, and other select retailers. Despite the aseptic look, the packaging states to “keep refrigerated” even before opening.
- Certifications: We did not notice any certifications on Country Crock Plant Cream.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Country Crock Plant Cream is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and keto-friendly.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Country Crock website at www.countrycrock.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Why not as a coffee creamer?
I thought I finally found the right coffee creamer on days I do vegan but the side of the box says *not as a substitute for cream in coffee. No reason beyond that. Since I can’t reach Country Crock to ask, does anyone know why that is? Is Nestles saying to them only we can say who can sell coffee creamers? Now I’ll enjoy my coffee with Country Crock plant cream.
Just like butter
I have a medical condition and I have to avoid heavy fats and oils so butter is out of the question so I tried country Crocs plant-based butter with olive oil and you cannot tell the difference it’s amazing on crackers, grilled cheese, recipes and anything where butter is needed. It is the best and I will only buy this. Thank you so much for this product.
Goes bad way too fast
Goes bad too FAST. If not, I wd use it always…. Every day in my coffee.
Needed dairy free for my banana pudding. I’ve been using the butter for over a year & don’t notice much difference between it & country crock original. Found the whipping cream, could not get it to whip stiff enough & it got creamier when mixed in with pudding. The taste was ok
Struggles to stabilize
It barely whips into a stiff cream on its own, and the minute you add something like vanilla extract or liqueur it turns into liquid again. Also it tastes nasty without anything added to it. Kind of bitter and vegetal like a pea protein powder. Cannot be stirred into coffee either – it will curdle due to the acidity.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE Country Crock PLANT CREAM???? HELP!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE it!! It is great in cereal and on oatmeal and was great in my coffee. I found it in one store and cannot find it anyhave been looking all over and cannot find it…Where in the Washington Metropolitan Area is it stocked? Which Giant/Safeway stores have it?
I don’t use this as whipped topping. I add water and use as half & half for my coffee & chai drinks. I’ve tried most of the other alternative milks. Pretty dissatisfied with the taste of all the other alternatives. This is very close to actual cream flavor.
I’ve tried them all
Hands down the best I’ve found to use in recipes without a coconut flavor and it has the weight and creamyness you need in recipes. Absolutely perfect in every way.
Love this cream opens up so many options !❤
Amazing!!!!!! So much better than Silk brand. I am really excited to use it for my Vegan foods business
I have been trying for months to make my own vegan whipped cream, but all of the recipes are pretty awful. I settled for Silk brand vegan whipping cream, but not crazy about flavor, mouthful, separation when whipped (looks gritty). I almost don’t believe this Country Crock vegan whipping cream is actually vegan. It is THAT good!!!!!!