Light & Luscious Whipped Topping

This is a delicious topping that has a light, frothy consistency, a bit like meringue. And it contains no fat making it heart and brain healthy.

Makes about 3 cups or 8 servings


  • ½ cup aquafaba (liquid from 1 can of chickpeas), low or no sodium added
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar, more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Drain the liquid from a can of chickpeas into a large bowl, reserving the chickpeas for another use. The amount will be approximately 1/2 cup of liquid, but it doesn’t have to be exact.
  2. Add the cream of tartar (to help the whipping process). Using a hand mixer, mix on medium speed for a couple of minutes until frothy. Then, beat for about 4 minutes on high speed, until stiff peaks form.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and continue to beat about 1 more minute, until fluffy and smooth.
  4. Serve immediately for best results. This topping separates fairly quickly and it is not recommended to store it in the refrigerator. You can store extra in the freezer, for a Cool Whip-like topping that you can use to top berries, or other desserts. Perfect for a hot summer day!