Rich Whip Ready-to-Whip, by Rich's, is a pretty good option for dairy free whipped cream because it can be purchased at the regular grocery store, is relatively inexpensive (less expensive than the soy whipped cream in a can that is available at specialty stores) and can be frozen until you're ready to use it.
Rich Whip comes in three varieties, Ready-to-Whip, Original Pre-Whipped Topping and Lite Pre-Whipped Toppping. The Ready-to-Whip Topping is the only one that is dairy free.
It comes in an 8 oz carton and is often found near the other whipped topping in the frozen foods aisle.
When thawed, it needs to be beaten for a few minutes until it forms stiff peaks, like whipped cream.
It keeps in the refrigerator for a few days after it has been whipped up but beyond that it starts to lose its form and becomes more liquid.
As a nutritionist, I do have to put a little disclaimer on my review of this food find. While the product does fill a void for those of us avoiding dairy, it does contain a list of somewhat nasty ingredients that I usually tell people to avoid.
From high fructose corn syrup to partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) among its ingredients, it isn't the healthiest of foods. With that said, it is an option you might consider on occasion.
While this product is dairy free, it does contain soy lecithin and coconut oil (coconut is considered a tree nut) so if you are avoiding those allergens/ingredients, this would not be a good option for you.
Here are the ingredients:
Water, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, contains less than 2% of the following: carbohydrate gum, sugar, plysorbate 60, plyglycerol esters of fatty acids, salt, sodium alginate, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, sodium citrate, natural flavor, colored with turmeric and annatto extracts.
For more information, visit RichWhip.com.
Please note: Eating With Food Allergies was not compensated for the review of this product and is not affiliated with Rich's Products in any way.