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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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.
silk dairy free whipping cream
I purchased this product on April 8 and used it that night. Although I shook it well, it came out of the container in clumps, making me feel that it had curdled, which is probably impossible since it is not dairy. I then whipped it, and although it got firmer, it continued to have liquid at the bottom. It continued to have liquid, not at all like whipped cream, and in my opinion did not taste very good: kind of a chemical taste.
When I contacted Silk, I was told that the date on the carton said April 6 and that the product had expired then, even though the store sold it after that date. Although I am lactose intolerant, I will never use this product again. Silk should be more responsive to customers, especially during this time of Covid-19. I have used Silk unsweetened almond milk for years, wouldn’t be without it; however, this product needs work.
I’m not vegan but I LOVE it!!!
I’m not vegan, but I have been trying to get away from dairy where I can. I’ve tried almost every non dairy creamer..trying to stay away from coffee Mate, and they all left me disappointed to some degree. I hate the taste of coconut in my coffee so a lot of those options I didn’t even try. When I tried this One it was with some trepidation but boy was I pleasantly surprised!!! I’ve told all of my vegan friends…esp those who bake, and now I’m telling YOU!!! Run don’t walk…and enjoy ?!!!
Amazing substitute for dairy whipping cream!
It’s perfect in just about every way I’ve tested it. It cooks without separating, it whips to soft peaks (stiff peaks if you let it split and drain off the liquid), and you can even make butter with it!
Perfect heavy whipping cream substitute!
I stumbled across this at Walmart yesterday. The taste , texture and smell were perfect. I added a touch of Sugar in the Raw and proceeded to make a delicious “whipped cream” that seriously passed muster. I topped some fresh blackberries with the “whipped cream” and I was in heaven!! The taste, color, smell and texture all said “whipped cream yay!” without any disappointments. I can’t wait to cook/bake with it and I have no criticisms!! Love, love, love Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream and highly recommend it!