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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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.
This is the best tasting and texture alternative to dairy whipping cream I have tasted.
This is the best tasting and texture alternative to dairy whipping cream I have tasted. Even my dairy drinking father likes this product. I can not digest dairy; and this works fantastically in sauces and desserts. It is the same price as dairy based heavy whipping cream. So, not a bigger burden on my budget. I have found so many dairy alternatives that taste like coconut sun tan lotion smells. This one does not. It does separate; but so does heavy cream. One would shake a can of spray whipping cream to get it ready for use, too. So, not a big deal. Thank you Silk for making this product! I wish more stores would carry it!
Sometimes Clumpy Sometimes Not
I would have given 5 stars, but I value consistency above all. When spending close to $5 for something, I don’t like the fact sometimes it stays smooth & creamy for the entire use & other times, it clumps up & I don’t know if there is something wrong with it. I would really like to know because I’m close to not buying it again & rolling the dice.
I like the taste, however, as soon as I open it and use it once, it solidifies in the carton. Very frustrating.
Something unacceptable happened in production
The first cartons I purchased were great; creamy, white, perfect for whipping and frozen desserts. But my latest purchases have been unusable. Completely curdled, separated, won’t even pour. I had to throw them away. I’m very disappointed and hope whatever went wrong can be fixed.
I like the product but it gums up and will not pour about 1/2 through
Not as Good
If you are vegan then it might be a good alternative, but it does not whip up the same as regular whipping cream. It ends up looking like cottage cheese. The texture is just not there. I would say maybe not whip it too much and just use it as a frothy whipping cream maybe. I was hoping it would be just like whipped cream and it isn’t.