Today, June 21st, is National Peaches and Cream Day. Woohoo! We’re so ready to literally dive right into a big bowl of peaches and cream in celebration. But, whipped cream means dairy, right? BZZT! Wrong! It’s super-easy to make dairy-free whipped cream at home and you don’t need any fancy ingredients to do it! You can make Soy-Free Whipped Cream from canned, full-fat coconut milk. You can even make it from cashews or aquafaba, the brine from a can of chickpeas, by taking this recipe for Vegan Meringue and adding a pinch of cream of tartar.
Now that you know how to make dairy-free whipped cream, we’ve got 9 suggestions on how you can celebrate this awesome food holiday. So, pick your poison …err, whipped cream recipe and try pairing it with one of these yummy peach desserts!
1. Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble
Get your cast-iron skillet ready for something wonderful. Wild blueberries and juicy peaches are tossed together with vanilla, warm spices, bourbon, and oats, then baked in the oven until crisp and warm. This rustic fruit-and-oat crumble is easy to make and hard to share. Top this awesome Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble it with coconut whipped cream, vegan vanilla ice cream, and a dash of cinnamon.
2. Peach and Coconut Galette
As the weather gets warmer, this Peach and Coconut Galette is a great way to change up the way you eat your fruit. They’re delicious, flaky, and packed with peachy flavor. The coconut oil and shredded coconut bits on top add a tropical touch to this dessert! But, you know what it could use? Coconut whipped cream.
3. Peach Melba Sangria
Meet the Peach Melba Sangria, the traditional peach and raspberry dessert’s boozy sister! With sangria, the fruit is key – it has to be something that you want to keep going back to. Something juicy, sweet and ripe. To amp up the peach flavor, it has schnapps and some sparkling water for effervescence. Doesn’t it sound good? A drink this desserty is just begging for some vegan whipped cream on top.
4. Peach Mango Hand Pies
These Peach Mango Hand Pies are wicked good. Sweet yellow mangoes and smooth peaches come together beautifully within a flaky, crunchy crust. All that you need to top it off is a scoop of non-dairy ice cream with a dollop of vegan whipped cream.
5. Peach and Raspberry Crumble
This Peach and Raspberry Crumble is somewhere between a dessert and a breakfast. It’s sweet, acidic, fresh … Simply perfect. But, you can always improve on perfection and our solution is … vegan whipped cream.
6. Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies
These adorable little Vanilla Bean Blueberry Peach Hand Pies are stuffed with peaches, blueberries, and fragrant vanilla beans. What could possibly be better than a pie you can hold in your hand? How about a portable pie with some vegan whipped cream on top? We’ll take ten, thanks.
7. Raw Peach and Raspberry Tart With Mascarpone
This incredible Raw Peach and Raspberry Tart comes together in minutes and will easily impress your most discerning dinner guests. The combination of seasonal fruit and luscious cream on a simple crust is very versatile. On a perfect summer afternoon, the combination of peaches and raspberries is an ideal match for the rich mascarpone.
8. Roasted Peaches, Puffed Quinoa, and Papaya Cashew Cream Parfait
If you like the combination of fruits, dairy-free yogurt, or cream and some crunchy granola, then you will definitely like this Roasted Peaches, Puffed Quinoa, and Papaya Cashew Cream Parfait. Usually, parfaits are preferred for breakfast but I wanted to make dessert out of these along with some healthy food swaps. Serve chilled with some vegan whipped cream and enjoy!
9. Peach Wontons With Coconut Whipped Cream
You don’t need to add anything to these Peach Wontons With Coconut Whipped Cream to celebrate National Peaches and Cream Day! In this recipe, ripe peaches are sliced and tossed in cinnamon sugar before being wrapped up in wontons and fried to crispy perfection. The peaches within are warm, sweet, and a little gooey. These fun little desserts pair perfectly with the cinnamon-spiced coconut whipped cream.
Life’s a peach, so it follows that it should be enjoyed with peachy desserts … and whipped cream.
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