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
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.