2019 update! In 2017, Trader Joe’s launched a Coconut Whipped Topping as a seasonal item. It was pulled from the shells due to a defective can, and didn’t return. But now, Trader Joe’s is bringing it back with a new “Sweet Rose” label and “made with real coconut cream” clearly noted. So my pictures below are not exact (the packaging has changed) but Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping is reportedly the same otherwise, and it expected to be a “permanent” item. At least for now …
You know a food is ready to hit the mainstream when Trader Joe’s releases it, and dairy-free whipped cream definitely deserves a turn in the spotlight. Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping is labeled as non-dairy, and it’s dairy-free and vegan by ingredients! I have included all of the product details below, and our tasting notes on this super-convenient whip.
Essential Details of Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping
- This is a spray can whipped topping, and it’s sold refrigerated. You can find it next to the milk beverages at Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S.
- As mentioned, it is free of dairy ingredients. It doesn’t contain caseinates or any other milk-based ingredients. It also appears to be free of soy and animal derived ingredients.
- The ingredients are Coconut Cream (coconut cream, water, xanthan gum), Water, Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Mono- and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Nitrous Oxide (propellant).
- It is certified Kosher DE, which means it is probably made on equipment that produces other dairy-based products. This could indicate a higher risk for cross contamination even though there is no “may contain” on the package. As always, you should contact the manufacturer if potential cross-contamination with any allergen is a concern.
Tasting Notes for Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping
Before this week, I’d honestly never tried a spray whipped cream of any kind. So I don’t have anything to compare Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping to. However, Tony proclaimed “they did a good job.” He said it reminded him a lot of dairy whip from a spray can, but coconut-y.
I really liked the ease of use, the flawless application, and the very creamy consistency. I thought it had a nice smooth and rich consistency. It was also perfectly sweet without being overly sugary. However, I did think the aftertaste reflected the more processed ingredients. It tasted a little “chemical,” for lack of a better word, and had a somewhat waxy finish. But Tony clarified that it’s very similar to products like Reddi-Whip. And I did think it was a nice finish atop hot cocoa.
This whipped topping does a fairly good job of holding it’s shape, but it does slowly start to melt within a few minutes at warmer room temperatures. So I recommend spraying it on just before serving.
The Facts on Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping
Price: $3.29 per 6.5-ounce spray can
Availability: Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping is sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the United States. Ironically, it’s made in Canada!
Certifications: Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping is Certified Kosher DE. See our Kosher Guide for more details on the different certifications.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit your local Trader Joe’s store or contact them directly via their website at www.traderjoes.com.
For Homemade Whip & Cream Recipes, Get Go Dairy Free:
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Really good. Agree with waxy aftertaste and tasty coconut. Better than redi whip, but not as good as making the dairy version from scratch.
Convenient and affordable
It’s impressively convenient, affordably priced, and easy to use. Tony thought it was just like traditional spray whip, with a coconut flavor. I thought it was a fun topping, but the aftertaste had a bit of a waxy feel and flavor. Read on for more product details and specifics …