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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Used in my cream soup recipes
I’ve made 3 different creamed soups( mushroom, loaded baked potato, and chicken) substituting Silk heavy cream for dairy heavy cream. These soups turned out every bit as rhick and tasty as I hoped and the thickness held up even after 2-3 days refridgeration! I’m a convert! Next I’m going to try uyt in making creme brule.
Whipped up perfect, used monk fruit. Sitting here waiting for the ice cream to soften enough tospoon it up. Taste so creamy too.
After years of cutting out recipes that called for Heavy Whipping Cream – esp those that did not go well with a coconut underlying taste – we are now slowly rolling them back into our meal plan.
Our daughter has a severe life-threatening dairy-protein allergy & she has been able to eat meals with this in it without any issues.
Even though it uses coconut products – it does not have a coconut taste to it.
I was able to make a Malva Pudding finally for Christmas- straight out switching regular whipping cream to Silk Heavy Whipping Cream & it tasted just like the original recipe.
Unusable after first use
First time we opened it, it poured out great. By the next day or two, it was not pourable at all. Just a thick mixture like soft margarine. I had to squeeze it out. Since it was for a sauce we still used it as it was not expired, and it tasted all right. Just weird that it congealed after one use and within two to 4 days of opening.
Tasteless and disgusting
Whipping cream?? False advertising. I whipped it and it looked like watery curdled milk with NO taste. Water has a better taste than this product and it’s not a curdled mess. Thankfully I had a real replacement of whipping cream on hand or the desert would be ruined. ICK, ICK ICK!
In my coffee, on my fruit- actually I could almost drink this it is so good. Now I’m having trouble getting my local Safeway to stock it. Best cream ever!
Love this product.
I whip this and add vanilla and a bit of superfine sugar. It is fantastic with fresh berries. I did find that it solidified after the first use. Just put some water and vanilla in it and shook it really well and whipped with a hand beater.
As long as you chill the silk heavy cream, your bowl and beaters for at least 2 hours, and then do not over beat, you will have perfect whipped heavy cream every time. So many other recipes to use in, I am so thrilled to have found this product!!
I love this product when it is first opened. After only a couple of uses it goes to a solid form. Totally unusable at that point. I contacted Silk and they said “That’s the first time we have ever heard that!” Yea right.
Does not whip
This product gains a tiny bit of volume but whips up (using heavy duty professional mixer/whipper) into something resembling cheese curd. It simply does not whip into anything close to a “cream”. It also begins to separate almost immediately. Utter failure as a substitute for whipping cream. This product may work well for baking, but for the purpose of whipped cream is a bust & a total waste of money.