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It’s that time of year again! Pretty soon you’ll be eating some amazing Sweet Pumpkin Treats and spending time around the table with your family. But before you add that whipped cream to your pumpkin pie, you may want to check out the label.

You may think that that tub of whipped cream or the spray bottle of whipped cream that you got at the grocery store is just whipped cream. But if you look at the label on your favorite store-bought whipped cream, you will find a host of not so pretty ingredients.

There are added chemicals to keep the whipped cream fresh, help in the production of the whipped cream on an industrial scale, and are definitely something you would not want to eat.

The average whipped cream that you buy at the grocery has 10 ingredients that have been found to be toxic in some way to humans.

Most whipped cream includes high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, sodium caseinate, gluten, monosodium glutamate, polysorbate 60, sorbitan monostearate, xanthan gums, and guar gums.

Xanthan gum is produced by bacteria in industrial processes. The gum can come from wheat and other products that produce allergic reactions. Xantham gum can be a powerful laxative in sufficient quantities. (source)

Guar gum comes from guar beans. It contains two types of sugar. Some people are allergic to mannose sugar that is part of guar gum. Guar gum is also a laxative. Guar gum has been shown to interfere with the natural absorption of water, medicines, and health supplements. The chemical can produce allergic reactions in people that are allergic to soy products. (source)

Sorbitan monostearate is a wax emulsifier. A study published in Food and Cosmetics Toxicology indicated that the chemical produced kidney dysfunction and lowered the white blood cell count in females.

Polysorbate 60 has been found to produce cancer in female animals and interfere with the reproductive ability in women according to the Cosmetics Database. The effects have been known since 1950.

Monosodium glutamate was once banned but has regained accepted food status through the FDA. Monosodium glutamate has been directly related to the potential for being obese, disruption of the normal ovarian cycle, and neurological difficulties including memory and learning. (source)

Many people are allergic to gluten. Even small amounts of gluten can produce celiac disease and similar symptoms of gastrointestinal distress in people that are not allergic to gluten.

Sodium caseinate can produce allergic reactions in people that are allergic to milk.

Hydrogenated oils increase bad cholesterol. These oils are the trans-fat oils that the FDA has recently forced food makers to stop using. Hydrogenated oils have been linked to heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, liver disease, cancer, infertility in women, depression, and loss of memory. (source)

High-fructose corn syrup is considered to be a major cause of obesity, has been linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver, and can cause gout.

So with that said, how do you make a healthier alternative?

It’s actually pretty simple and you only need a few ingredients!

Quick and Easy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream :: Gluten-Free // DeliciousObsessions.com

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Quick and Easy Dairy Free Whipped Cream // DeliciousObsessions.com

Quick and Easy Dairy Free Whipped Cream // DeliciousObsessions.com

Quick and Easy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined Sugar Free

Yield: Approx. 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

If dairy is not your friend, have no fear! You can still enjoy a delicious whipped topping using coconut milk. It's perfect to top pies, ice cream sundaes, lattes, and anything else that tickles your fancy!



  1. Chill your can of coconut milk overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Open and scoop out the solidified top layer.
  3. Add it to a mixing bowl.
  4. Whip the coconut cream with a mixer on high for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Add maple syrup and vanilla and mix for additional 30 seconds.
  6. Serve on top of fresh fruit, pie or hot chocolate. Yummy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 21Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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During my time on the AIP I learned a lot, but breakfasts were, by far, the hardest meals for me to plan out. I was an eggs-for-breakfast kind of gal and turns out, I react to eggs so those for sure had to go. What’s a gal to do when she’s had her favorite go-to breakfast taken away?

Get creative!

Which is what I did, along with the help of 25 other amazing AIP bloggers who all used the AIP to help further along their healing. Together, we created the 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts eBook (one of the very first digital resources of its kind). The book was coordinated and designed by my friend, Eileen of Phoenix Helix website, and it quickly became a favorite resource in the AIP community!


  • A paleo autoimmune protocol cookbook that is aligned with The Paleo Approach
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  • The work of 26 AIP bloggers who have used the AIP to improve their own health.
  • 85 curated breakfast recipes from the best of the AIP blogs, including 33 completely new recipes never published before!
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Regardless of whether you are just starting out on the AIP or you’re already into the program, this cookbook is the perfect addition to your kitchen. Say goodbye to boring breakfasts and hello to deliciousness every morning! Learn more here and download your copy today (it would make a great gift for a loved one too!) by clicking on this link here, or on the image below.

85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts // deliciousobsessions.com

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