Cool Whip is no doubt the most popular imitation whipped cream in the world, but is Cool Whip vegan?
Is Cool Whip Vegan?
Many people assume Cool Whip is vegan because it was originally designed and marketed as a “dairy-free” alternative to real whipped cream. Cool Whip was able to use the term non-dairy because the original product did not contain any milk, cream, or lactose; however, it did contain casein, which is a milk-derived protein. In 2010 Cool Whip modified the original recipe and added both skim milk and light cream to the formula in addition to casein, which means Cool Whip is not, nor has it ever been, vegan.