I have to say I was pretty excited about this food find! Rich Whip is a dairy free whipped cream substitute. I found it in the frozen section of the grocery store near the other whipped toppings. I was pretty excited to come across it because it is pretty inexpensive and comes frozen so I could buy it and store it for a while before using it.
Rich Whip comes in three varieties, Ready-to-Whip, Original Pre-Whipped Topping, and Lite Pre-Whipped Topping. Please note: the Ready-to-Whip Topping is the only one that is dairy free.
To make whipped cream, first, thaw it. Then pour the liquid into a mixing bowl and beat it until it forms stiff peaks. It can be served immediately or kept in the refrigerator for a few days after it has been whipped up. After that, it starts to become more liquid-y and is no longer good for topping your favorite dessert.
Everything in Moderation
As a dietitian, I feel like I 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 isn't really something I would recommend incorporating in your daily diet. It is something that we enjoy on special occasions with desserts that just wouldn't be the same without a little whipped cream.
Dairy Free Whipped Cream Ingredients Include:
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.
While this product is dairy free, it does contain soy lecithin and coconut oil (coconut is considered a tree nut). If you are avoiding those allergens/ingredients, this would not be a good option for you.