Whipped creams with the fewest additives

Whipped creams often contain questionable additives. For example, glycerides are often added as emulsifiers, carrageenan for thickening or consistency, corn syrup as a sweetener, and artificial flavors to improve taste.

I try to avoid corn syrup, glycerides, and artificial flavors because they may have negative health effects. If you'd like to do the same, my recommendations are below.

All of the whipped creams on this page contain nitrous oxide as a propellant. If you are aware of any brands that use a different propellant, please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

You can also see my analysis of heavy/whipping creams.

Recommended as low-additive whipped creams:

Natural By Nature Whipped Cream
Positives:
  • monoglycerides / diglycerides-free
  • corn syrup-free
  • unspecified artificial flavors-free
Negatives:
  • contains carrageenan
All ingredients:

Organic cream, organic non fat milk, organic cane sugar, organic vanilla flavoring, sorbitan monostearate, carrageenan, propellant: nitrous oxide.

365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods Store-brand) Real Dairy Light Whipped Cream
Positives:
  • monoglycerides / diglycerides-free
  • corn syrup-free
  • unspecified artificial flavors-free
Negatives:
  • contains carrageenan
All ingredients:

Cream, cane sugar, nonfat milk, vanilla flavor, sorbitan monostearate (emulsifier), dextrose, carrageenan, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Recommended as low-additive non-cream-based whipped topping:

Foam Brand Whipped Topping

Available at "many Whole Foods Markets in California" and a few other places, or can be special-ordered.

Thanks to James in the comments for finding this.

Positives:
  • monoglycerides / diglycerides-free
  • corn syrup-free
  • unspecified artificial flavors-free
Negatives:
  • contains carrageenan
All ingredients:

Nonfat milk, sugar, whey protein concentrate, natural Tahitian vanilla, carrageenan, salt.


Other whipped creams

The following are other whipped creams I'm aware of, sorted alphabetically.

Name Ingredients
Cabot Vermont Whipped Cream, Premium Sweetened

Cream, water, nonfat milk, sugar, stabilizer (mono and diglycerides, carrageenan), natural vanilla flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Darigold Whipped Cream, Light Sweetened

Cream (milk), water, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, non-fat milk powder, mono & diglycerides, carrageenan, vanilla flavoring, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Dean's Whipped Cream, Light, Sweetened

Cream, milk, sugar, dextrose, contains less than 1% of each of the following: sorbitan monostearate, artificial flavor, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Great Value (Wal-mart Store-brand) Whipped Cream, Light, Original

Cream, milk, sugar, dextrose, sorbitan monostearate, artificial flavor, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E), propellant: nitrous oxide.

Great Value Whipped Cream, Extra Creamy

Heavy cream, sugar, contains 1% or less of the following: artificial flavor, mono and diglycerides, polysorbate 80, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Land O' Lakes Whipped Heavy Cream

Heavy cream, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat milk, sorbitan monostearate, artificial flavor, carrageenan, sucralose, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Land O' Lakes Whipped Heavy Cream, Extra Creamy

Heavy cream, sugar, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat milk, artificial flavor, sorbitan monostearate, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Reddi Wip Whipped Cream, Extra Creamy

Heavy cream, nonfat milk, sugar, mono- and diglycerides, natural and artificial flavors, carrageenan, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Schnucks Whipped Cream, Heavy Extra Creamy

Heavy cream, sugar, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat milk, artificial flavor, sorbitan monostearate, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Stater Bros. Whipped Cream,Heavy Extra Creamy Sweetened Ultra-Pasteurized

Heavy cream, sugar, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat milk solids, artificial flavor, sorbitan monostearate, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.

Wegmans Whipped Heavy Cream, Extra Creamy

Heavy cream, sugar, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat milk, artificial flavor, sorbitan monostearate, carrageenan, mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) to protect flavor, propellant: nitrous oxide.


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