Europeans are quite familiar with dairy-free heavy cream. Most of their natural food stores carry several varieties. But in North America, we’ve been limited on options. For decades, we’ve relied on coconut cream and homemade cashew cream in recipes, but some store-bought choices are beginning to emerge. A couple of years ago, creamy Carnation Almond Cooking Milk popped up, and now Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream is entering the mix.
This thicker, but pourable blend is made for cooking, baking, and whipping, and it’s been silently sneaking onto refrigerated store shelves.
Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream is Making a Stir
Unlike most dairy-free cream, this ready-to-pour carton isn’t filled with coconut cream. Instead, it’s a stabilized emulsion of oils and waters that’s made without top allergens, and is even pea protein-free (for those of you with cross-reactivity from peanut allergies). But it still contains coconut!
Classic “Heavy Whipping Cream”
Ingredients: filtered water, coconut oil, sunflower oil, faba bean protein, guar gum, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors. Produced in a facility that also processes dairy, soy, and tree nuts.*
Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon serving): 50 calories, 5g fat, g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*
More Facts on Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream
Price: $4.28 per 16-ounce carton
Availability: Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream is currently sold at Walmart stores in the refrigerated section next to the cream and creamers. We imagine they will be expanding distribution to other grocers in the near future.
Certifications: Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream is Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher D (for dairy equipment, not ingredients; see our Understanding Kosher Guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping 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 Silk website at silk.com. Silk is a Danone company.
*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.
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Pretty good dairy cream alternative.
It’s creamy smooth, very slightly ‘sweet’ like cream without a coconut aftertaste. It is a bit thicker than i would like in the carton, though. It is as if it had already been whipped, doesn’t pour from the carton, but must squeeze it out. Wondering, should it be kept at room temp instead of the fridge? Because when coconut oil gets cold it solidifies… I have only tried it for coffee so far . I would like for it to be a more liquid cream state when i pour it from the carton.
Response from Go Dairy Free
It must be kept refrigerated. I think they’ve had some batch production issues with the recent changes in our food supply chains. It should be fluid, but some people are getting very thick batches, some are getting lumpy ones, and some are getting fluid. Hopefully the glitches get fixed!
Good in coffee but...
I purchased this product & enjoyed it in my coffee a number of times but since COVID the product has been very lumpy and unappealing even though on the date of purchase the exp date was a month away. Is it possible delivery & Walmart are mishandling it? And I could be imagining things but the taste doesn’t seem as good in that lumpy state either. As some of the others, I’ve not had success using it it cooking or baking.
Response from Go Dairy Free
My guess is the lumpiness is coming on the production side. They probably had to step up production, and some issues with emulsification occurred. They guar gum, which is a thickener that can form lumps if it isn’t properly combined and/or if too much is added. With luck, it is a temporary issue.
Used it for making an alfredo pasta, worst decision ever!
Worst pasta i ever made using this
Turns solid in container
Purchased this product several times and it always turns solid in the container and you cant get it out. Usually only have it for a week or so at a time so its not sitting long in the fridge when it coagulates. What gives????
Does not whip.
Put it in the kitchenaid with sugar and vanilla and whipped it like regular whipping cream. It curdled and never got thick.
I wasted my money on this crap.
Would give it a 5 but it contains coconut
Loved it! It whipped right up, and tasted great, but unfortunately it contains coconut and upset my stomach.
Does not whip
This is probably better straight out of the carton. I whipped it and it curdled and separated. The date on it is two months from now. I would not recommend this product for whipping.
Wanted to love it but it's garbage for baking
I used this in replacement of my normal heavy cream with dairy in it to make a no bake cheesecake (something I have made many times before) and it sucked. the main ingredient in a no bake cheesecake is the heavy cream because it gives it its firm structure in the fridge, and this left me with a wobbly cheesecake and cracked crust because the integrity of the filling was not there! Furthermore, I had whipped it to a stiff peak and let it sit for maybe 10 minutes and in that time it got watery and made my heavy cream unusable so I had to do it again. honestly it is good if you are making pancakes, but that is about it. they shouldn’t market this as good for everything because it is simply not.
This was by far the worst heavy whipping cream substitute Ive ever tried. Across the board, it smelled and looked awful during cooking and my pasta looked soupy instead of creamy. Tastes horrible. Will never buy this again.
Silk whipping cream is excellent for preparing quick meals. Very flavorful.