Foundation Diet and Health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health
The best perspective for your health

Soy Whipped Cream with Agar Agar

Our soy whipped cream recipe, which uses canola oil and agar-agar for texture, offers an alternative to conventional whipped cream. Vegan!


61% 12/06/82 
Ω-6 (LA, 7.7g) : Ω-3 (ALA, 3.6g) = 2:1

Ingredients (for servings, )


  • hand-held blender / immersion blender
  • whisk
  • stove
  • saucepan

Type of preparation

  • cook
  • beat
  • bring to a boil


  1. Whisk the agar-agar with the soy cream in a small saucepan.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

    Make sure that the heat is not too high, since the mixture thickens considerably and can burn at high temperatures. Be sure to keep an eye on the pan.

  3. As soon as the cream has cooled, it is ready to be whipped. Whip until it reaches the desired consistency.

    An immersion blender is most efficient for quick and easy whipping, but you can also use an electric mixer. You can also use a whisk, but the whipped cream won’t turn out as well.

Nutritional Information per person Convert per 100g
2000 kcal
Energy388 kcal19.4%
Fat/Lipids40 g57.0%
Saturated Fats3.0 g15.0%
Carbohydrates (inc.dietary fiber)5.8 g2.2%
Sugars3.5 g3.8%
Fiber0.56 g2.2%
Protein/Albumin2.8 g5.7%
Cooking Salt (Na:44.5 mg)113 mg4.7%
A serving is 125g.Recommended daily allowance according to the GDA.
Cooking Salt

Essential micronutrients with the highest proportions per person 2000 kcal
FatAlpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 3.6 g179.0%
FatLinoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 7.7 g77.0%
VitVitamin E, as a-TEs 6.8 mg57.0%
VitVitamin K 30 µg40.0%
ProtTryptophan (Trp, W) 0.03 g13.0%
MinCopper, Cu 0.11 mg11.0%
MinManganese, Mn 0.21 mg11.0%
ProtThreonine (Thr, T) 0.09 g10.0%
VitFolate, as the active form of folic acid (née vitamin B9 and 18 µg9.0%
MinSelenium, Se 4.2 µg8.0%

Detailed Nutritional Information per Person for this Recipe

The majority of the nutritional information comes from the USDA (US Department of Agriculture). This means that the information for natural products is often incomplete or only given within broader categories, whereas in most cases products made from these have more complete information displayed.

If we take flaxseed, for example, the important essential amino acid ALA (omega-3) is only included in an overarching category whereas for flaxseed oil ALA is listed specifically. In time, we will be able to change this, but it will require a lot of work. An “i” appears behind ingredients that have been adjusted and an explanation appears when you hover over this symbol.

For Erb Muesli, the original calculations resulted in 48 % of the daily requirement of ALA — but with the correction, we see that the muesli actually covers >100 % of the necessary recommendation for the omega-3 fatty acid ALA. Our goal is to eventually be able to compare the nutritional value of our recipes with those that are used in conventional western lifestyles.

Essential fatty acids per person 2000 kcal
Alpha-Linolenic acid; ALA; 18:3 omega-3 3.6 g179.0%
Linoleic acid; LA; 18:2 omega-6 7.7 g77.0%

Essential amino acids per person 2000 kcal
Tryptophan (Trp, W) 0.03 g13.0%
Threonine (Thr, T) 0.09 g10.0%
Isoleucine (Ile, I) 0.10 g8.0%
Leucine (Leu, L) 0.16 g7.0%
Lysine (Lys, K) 0.11 g6.0%
Phenylalanine (Phe, F) 0.10 g6.0%
Valine (Val, V) 0.10 g6.0%
Methionine (Met, M) 0.02 g3.0%

Essential macroelements (macronutrients) per person 2000 kcal
Magnesium, Mg 25 mg7.0%
Phosphorus, P 45 mg6.0%
Sodium, Na 44 mg6.0%
Potassium, K 107 mg5.0%
Calcium, Ca 25 mg3.0%

Essential trace elements (micronutrients) per person 2000 kcal
Copper, Cu 0.11 mg11.0%
Manganese, Mn 0.21 mg11.0%
Selenium, Se 4.2 µg8.0%
Iron, Fe 0.66 mg5.0%
Zinc, Zn 0.13 mg1.0%
Michael Weber, picture from the year 2015
Michael Weber, Switzerland
Federal diploma Pharmacist, MSc Infection Biology; in charge of the Food Ingredient Tables, Author
Notes about recipe

Our soy whipped cream recipe, which uses canola oil and agar-agar for texture, offers an alternative to conventional whipped cream. Vegan!

Soy whipped cream: The texture of soy whipped cream makes it a better accompaniment for cakes or other desserts than plain soy cream. It allows people who are lactose intolerant to enjoy whipped cream without worrying about side effects.

Whipped texture: This soy whipped cream will not whip as well as conventional cream. After whipping, you will find that it sets a bit more so that it has a slightly different consistency or texture than conventional whipped cream. It is more like a light whipped cream or a mousse.

Agar-agar: This ingredient is a natural thickener that is extracted from the cell walls of certain species of algae. This property makes agar-agar much like pectin, so it is a good alternative to gelatin for vegetarians and vegans. Like pectin, agar-agar requires heating to develop its binding properties. You can learn even more about agar-agar by reading the information we have provided for this ingredient.


Test your agar-agar: Variations in the agar-agar can affect the final texture of your whipped cream. Since agar-agar products fluctuate in their ability to thicken food, we recommend that you test your agar-agar before you make the whipped cream. You can check its ability to thicken foods by boiling the agar-agar in a little water for at least 2 minutes. When cooled for about 3 minutes, the mixture should have a gel-like consistency; otherwise, you will have to adjust the cooking or cooling time accordingly.

Alternate preparation

If you make the soy cream base yourself by following the recipe for soy cream, you might want to try one of the alternative preparation suggestions there. Adding vanilla or other spices to your whipped cream will also produce tasty results.