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vanilla aquafaba whipped cream

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 17, 2024  |  1 Comment

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream in a pink bowl with desserts in the background

I’m a big fan of this vegan aquafaba whipped cream. This fluffy stuff is kind of like a cross between whipped cream, marshmallow fluff, and meringue. It’s not a superfood, but it is super yum. Whenever I have remaining chickpea canned liquid (which is often, since I make hummus more than most humans), I love finding a good use for it. This is my favorite obsession to make with the liquid (aquafaba) when I need something sweet!

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Ingredients in a bowl for vanilla aquafaba whipped cream

What is aquafaba?

Aquafaba is simply the liquid in which chickpeas or other pulses have been prepared. That includes the liquid from canned versions. You can use it to prevent waste. Or you can savor it in recipes because it’s a totally cool ingredient. Or both!

Other than this vegan aquafaba whipped cream, include it in sweet treats, like brownies or frosting. Try it as a replacer for egg whites in baking. Whirl up a mousse, like my no-cook plant-based cocoa mousse, where both chickpeas and the aquafaba, rather than heavy whipping cream, are the base of the decadent treat. Whip up aquafaba and fold into pancakes to make them fluffier. Or savor it in a homemade aquafaba mayo, like in my grilled potato salad skewers with aquafaba mayo. But first, absolutely whip it good … to make this plant-based version of whipped cream!

whipping up vanilla aquafaba whipped cream

How to make vegan aquafaba whipped cream

This recipe is so simple—yet such a delight. In a mixing bowl, beat all ingredients (that’s aquafaba from no-salt-added chickpeas, pure vanilla extract, lemon juice, cream of tartar, sea salt, and powdered sugar) until soft peaks form. It’ll take about 8 to 10 minutes. That’s it!

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream in a bowl with whisk beater attachment

Tip: Use it right away as it will start to lose t’s fluffliness if not used within about 30 minutes at room temperature. Chill for up to 1 hour if not using right away.

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream in a pink bowl

How to enjoy vegan aquafaba whipped cream

Spoon it only anything that’s delicious with classic whipped cream. Dollop it onto fruits, puddings, and pies. It’s delightful on cakes, pancakes, and waffles, too. Or indulge in this vanilla aquafaba whipped cream on my overnight creamy cashew chocolate shake, no-cook plant-based cocoa mousse, and double chocolate banana dessert bread.

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream on a heart shaped brownie

Tip: It’s best on cold or room temperature treats, not hot ones. Though if you want to add it to something like hot chocolate (yum!), just dive into it quickly.

brownie on a fork

 

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whipped cream in a pink bowl with desserts in the background

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream


  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

I’m a big fan of this vegan aquafaba whipped cream. This fluffy stuff is kind of like a cross between whipped cream, marshmallow fluff, and meringue. It’s not a superfood, but it is super yum. Whenever I have remaining chickpea canned liquid (which is often, since I make hummus more than most humans), I love finding a good use for it. This is my favorite obsession to make with the liquid (aquafaba) when I need something sweet!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat all ingredients until soft peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Use immediately or keep chilled in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.

*Preferably organic. If using low-sodium instead of no-salt-added chickpeas, do not add pinch of sea salt.

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 25
  • Sugar: 5g includes 5g added sugars
  • Sodium: 35mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: aquafaba, chickpeas, vanilla, whipped cream, vegan whipped cream, plant-based whipped cream, vanilla aquafaba, aquafaba whipped cream

vanilla aquafaba whipped cream in a pink bowl next to chocolate chips

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