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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I think what is making it seem like it has gone bad is the instructions to shake well. The first one I took back to store. Now I stir gently….I love it for my coffee…on my 3rd day now …no current problems.
I’ve used this product 3x and I loved it! I made whipped cream to top a strawberry shortcake twice and this week I made vodka sauce with it. It worked great for both. I did not have any issues with it getting hard or lumpy in fridge as others said. In fact this time it was at the use by date but still a creamy liquid. So happy that I found a dairy substitute! I am lactose intolerant and I gave up a lot of foods.
I love the taste of this alternative heavy cream! However, like many others who have used it, it solidifies after opening! I thought I was storing it wrong or something! I hope they figure out the glitches soon because I really like it!
Solidify after opening & used once
Making watermelon pie & needed heavy whipping cream. Decided to go with dairy free- big mistake! It didn’t whip up like it supposed to. So next time we will read all reviews before wasting our time & money!
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.