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Healthy Whipped Cream – Homemade Reddi-Wip

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The great wall of healthy whipped cream.

whipped cream pie

Shown above, on top of my Crustless Pumpkin Pie.

Don’t laugh… but as a kid, squirt whipped cream was one of my favorite foods. Every time we held a slumber party, soccer-team party, or girl-scout party, we’d be sure to buy extra cans of Reddi-Wip, and my ice cream sundaes looked like this: small scoop of ice cream, ocean of chocolate syrup, mountain of whipped cream.

Homemade Reddi-Wip whipped cream is light and airy and swirly– just like the real thing! However, this one has no preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, or cholesterol. It is just straight-up awesomeness: great on ice cream, hot chocolate, pancakes, squirted straight from the can (my personal favorite), or anywhere else you’d use squirt whipped cream.

How to make homemade whipped cream   Christmas present

When I first saw the Isi “Easy Whip” mini whipped cream maker at Crate & Barrel, I was so curious as to whether or not it would work with my Homemade Coconut Cool Whip that the machine immediately went onto my Christmas list. Some people ask for jewelry for Christmas; some ask for fancy cars.  But you can’t eat a fancy car. And I really hope you don’t eat your jewelry.

You can, however, eat this:

healthy redi whip

(Side note: This is not a sponsored post. I prefer to highlight products I believe in, as opposed to products someone is paying me to endorse.)

Healthy Whipped Cream – Homemade Reddi-Wip 

(can be sugar-free)

  • 1 can “heavy cream” such as coconut cream or Mimicreme (If you can’t find coconut cream, which can be purchased at Trader Joe’s or at an Asian market, you may use the thick cream that forms at the top of most full-fat cans of coconut milk when it’s chilled. If you go that route, I’d recommend using the cream from the tops of 2 cans.)
  • powdered sugar or powdered stevia to taste
  • optional: add a few drops of vanilla extract or almond or peppermint extract for a flavored whipped cream. And yes, this does work with my Chocolate Whipped Cream.

Healthy Whipped Cream Instructions: (If you don’t have a whipped cream machine, see the giveaway at the end of this post.) Prepare the whipped cream container and charger according to manufacturer’s directions for your specific brand/model. Pour in the cream– if using coconut cream, it’s best to not chill first. In seconds, the 1/2 pint you put in will yield 5 times that amount! (So 2.5 pints total for this recipe.) Use anywhere you’d use squirt whipped cream, and it stays fresh for up to ten days in the refrigerator.

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homemade whipped cream

And another shot with the Crustless Pumpkin Pie.

Just because.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Linda says:

    Done and done. I made a batch of the oatmeal muffins this week to help my husband and me stick with healthy eating. They serve as dessert sometimes with a dollop of peanut butter. Thanks for all you’re doing! Love the blog.

  2. I have followed you on Pinterest for a long time, and just repinned the whipping cream post:)

  3. Sara says:

    What a great giveaway! I, too, have pinned many of your recipes. 🙂

  4. Rachel says:

    I’ve seen these homemade whipped cream dispensers around a few times before. It seems like a great idea, especially since I could make whipped coconut cream!

  5. Erin says:

    I love kitchen gadgets, and I need this one!

  6. Laura says:

    As Vicki above me says, I’ve followed you for a long time on pinterest and have also just repinned this whipping cream post…………thanks for all the great ideas!!

  7. Rachel says:

    Of course I’d love one! I actually made your sugar cookie oatmeal with the Very Blueberry Celestial Seasonings tea last night and cut up a banana into it this morning…it tasted just like banana blueberry bread. Yum!

  8. Alexa says:

    Ever since I was a little kid, whenever my family would buy the bottles of whipped cream I would always volunteer to squirt it on everyone’s dessert….and of course that meant putting a mountain of whipped cream on their pie!

    🙂 Alexa

  9. Rachel says:

    Followed you on pinterest and re-pinned some yummy stuff!

  10. Liz says:

    I’ve always wanted one of these!

  11. Alaina says:

    This is fantastic thank you so much!

  12. Lena says:

    Oh wow, this looks awesome! Perfect addition to hot chocolate… mmm.

  13. Jay says:

    Awesome! I’ve always loved eating whipped cream from the can…. 😉 (already following you on pinterest!)

  14. Allison says:

    I’d love to try all this!

  15. Emily says:

    Omg id love to make my own!

  16. Jeanne G. says:

    I would love to win this!

    Also, I already follow you on Pinterest.

  17. Marion W says:

    What a neat toy!

  18. Renee V. says:

    OMG!!!! I’d love to own one! My dad and I joke about it all the time. I saw one at Essex (a bargain place) and it was little bit pricier than I what I wanted to spend. If you don’t mind me asking how much is this one?

  19. Emily says:

    This sounds amazing!! I too grew up with a fondness of Reddi Whip, and can’t wait the try the coconut cream version!

  20. Betsy says:

    Wow, it would be great to win that machine and make the yummy but healthy whipped cream for my family. I cringe when they eat Reddi Whip or Cool Whip.

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