Pavlova Whipped Cream Filling Options

by Laura Silber


  • Classic Whipped Cream:
  • 1½ cups heavy cream whipped (lightly sweetened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • sugar to taste
  • Whipped Coconut Cream:
  • 1 13 oz. can unsweetened coconut milk (not light), chilled overnight
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. tapioca starch
Pavlova Whipped Cream Filling Options

Elizabeth Cecil

Coconut milk whipped cream can be used in place of dairy whipped cream in any recipe.

Open the chilled coconut milk. The contents will have separated into a thick layer of hard coconut “cream” and a translucent layer of liquid. Scoop out the hard cream only and transfer it into a mixing bowl. Discard the clear liquid or reserve for other use.

Beat the hard coconut cream on high speed until it looks whipped; then add sugar, vanilla, and tapioca starch, and continue beating for 5 minutes to aerate. It will look just like dairy whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to use. This can be made the day before.