Have you ever bought one of those cans of whipped cream from the store, brought it home, given it a good shake, tilted your head back and sprayed a giant gob in your mouth? Yep, me too.
Once I discovered I am horribly lactose intolerant and can’t consume dairy unless I want to be sick for at least 3 days, my whipped cream spraying days were over since most store-bought versions contain cow’s milk.
And then, once I actually looked at the ingredients in the containers of commercial whipped cream, I realized I’d never touch it again anyway. Let’s take a look at why…
As of the time I’m writing this post (June 2018), these are the ingredients you’ll find in the most common store-bought whipped creams:
COOL WHIP: Water, hydrogenated vegetable oil (including coconut and palm oils), high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, skimmed milk, light cream, less than 2% sodium caseinate (a milk derivative), natural and artificial flavor, xanthan and guar gums, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, beta carotene.
REDDI WIP: Nonfat milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, maltodextrin, inulin (chicory extract), cellulose, mono- and diglycerides polysorbate 80, artificial flavors, carrageenan.
Ah, no thanks!
Even if you’re not lactose intolerant or don’t notice digestive issues from consuming dairy, I recommend eliminating or vastly reducing any products made with cow’s milk from your diet.
Dairy / cow’s milk triggers a lot of inflammation in the human body (probably because it’s made for baby cows, not humans) and can cause imbalances in your gut. This is a big deal, since the health of your gut is a major player in your overall health.
Does that mean you never get to enjoy a big glob of whipped cream again? No way! It just means you no longer buy the commercial versions that are a mixture of health-sabotaging ingredients.
Here’s a clean, natural, plant-based recipe for whipped cream instead. And it requires just 3 simple ingredients!
This whipped cream tastes great as a topping on berries, healthy desserts and even coffee:
Cheers to enjoying whipped cream that’s dairy-free, 100% natural and delicious!
With love and gratitude,
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