Plant-Based Heavy Whipping Cream Is Here to Elevate Your Vegan Dessert

By golly, they’ve done it! “They” being Country Crock and “it” being introducing a new plant-based heavy whipping cream to their existing lineup of plant-based products. This is a super interesting new product from Country Crock, whose main gig is margarine of all kinds.

I was intrigued to learn that Country Crock even had a plant-based line of margarine because I somehow thought margarine was a vegan, vegetable oil-based product to begin with. Well, I thought wrong. Apparently, all Country Crock products contain dairy except the ones specifically in their plant-based line. Huh. What is margarine again? Anyway, back to the scheduled program: vegan heavy whipping cream. Now you may be thinking, “Wait a minute, doesn’t vegan heavy whipping cream already exist?” And you would have a point, you food sleuth, you. 

Silk (the alt milk brand) also has a vegan plant-based heavy whipping cream. Silk’s is faba bean-based while Country Crock’s is lentil-based. In other words, this world just got more bean cream! And here’s a cool factoid for you: Neither Silk’s version nor Country Crock’s version contain any soy. So that is cool if you’re allergic (or just not a soy boy, unlike Link).

But here’s a question: How do they make a plant-based whipping cream “heavy”? It’s made of plants for gosh sakes! Wouldn’t it be light and planty? Well, the answer is in the oils, my friend. I would bet this stuff whips up to a Cool Whip-like consistency, as Cool Whip is the primarily oil-based margarine of the whipped cream world. But I don’t actually know for sure! Next time I have my vegan friends over maybe I’ll attempt a vegan pumpkin pie with some of this plant-based heavy whipping cream. Or, maybe just fruit with  plant-based heavy whipping cream. As long as fruit is plant-based, we are good to go… I’d better go double-check that one.

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Jessica Block

Jessica Block is a freelance contributor to Sporked, a comedian, a baker, a food writer, and a firm believer that Trader Joe's may just be the happiest place on earth. She loves spicy snacks, Oreos, baking bread, teeny tiny avocados, and trying new foods whenever she can. Also, if you give her a bag of Takis she will be your best friend.

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