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Soy-Free Vegan Whipped Cream

Soy-Free Vegan Whipped Cream

Last week I posted a recipe for a vegan whipped cream fool that relied on a tofu-based whipped “cream.” There were quite a few comments from people wary of using too much soy. I can understand. My mom is like the princess and the pea when it comes to soy–the tiniest trace amount of it and she is in a darkened room for days with a body-ringing migraine.

So, although I like to post tofu recipes for people who like it, I think it’s also friendly to offer plenty of great vegan recipes that are soy-free. I have used both of these recipes from Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney (Gibbs Smith, 2008)–they are not only free of tofu, but are also raw. They aren’t exactly like pillowy mountains of whipped cream, but in terms of taste and texture they make a super delicious substitute.

If you’ve never tackled a young coconut, see the Raw Guru’s awesomely helpful video of How to Open a Young Coconut. Also, I don’t have a Vita-Mix and my food processor has always handled this easily.

1 cup raw cashews, soaked 1-2 hours
1/2 cup young coconut meat
1/2 cup agave syrup
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut oil

Blend all ingredients in a Vita-Mix until very smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

2 cups young coconut meat
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Blend ingredients in Vita-Mix until completely smooth. Chill for 4-6 hours until firm.

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By Melissa Breyer, Senior Editor, Care2

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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11:27PM PST on Nov 15, 2013


11:23PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thanks! I'll add these for Thanksgiving. :)

1:59PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

nice to see recipes without soy

5:40PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Very nice!!! Thank you

10:15AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

nice, ty

9:58AM PST on Mar 7, 2013


6:04AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

sounds good cant wait to try

9:29PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thank you, Melissa :)

1:37PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Amazing article, THANKS! :)

7:20AM PDT on Jul 7, 2012

nice for those who have to watch their soy intake

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