Trader Joe’s Coconut Whipped Topping Hits the Dairy-Free Aisle

$3.29 per 6.5-ounce spray can

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On November 17, 2017
Last modified:November 22, 2017


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 ...

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.

Trader Joe's Coconut Whipped Topping - non-dairy, dairy-free, soy-free & vegan spray whipped cream -> Full review and product details ...

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.

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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.

Trader Joe's Coconut Whipped Topping - non-dairy, dairy-free, soy-free & vegan spray whipped cream -> Full review and product details ...

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

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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  2. Carrageenan is not an ingredient I’d recommend making a part of your daily diet…too much research shows why it’s not good for you. Just sharing so help others!

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  4. The biggest problem I see with it is the hydrogenated oils that are masked in the ingredient list as mono and dyglicerides. In other words trans fat that they are allowed to put as 0 as long as it’s a half of a gram or less PER SERVING. I love Trader Joe’s, but it’s time they get the trans fats out of their foods. But for the one time for the holidays, it’s a better option for da Ru free people than reg whipped cream which also has trans fat in it.

  5. Wow, I had no idea even though I frequent Trader Joe’s quite often! I can’t wait to try it. Their price is quite affordable compared to other similar non-dairy whipped toppings. Thank you for your review.

  6. Whole Foods released a coconut whip under their 365 label. I wonder how that is. This looks pretty good; I have a TJs near me so I have to try it.

  7. Wow!! It was just a matter of time before something like this hit the stores and perfect timing too with the holidays coming up. I noticed that it contains carrageenan, what are your thoughts about this controversial ingredient?

    • Some people have said their local stores aren’t getting it in until December. So it could be up to a couple weeks! But it wasn’t obvious in my local TJ’s. It was next to the milk beverages in the refrigerated section. They should all be getting it in stock though.

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