Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan)

June 1, 2014 by Ali

This strawberry shortcake recipe is made with easy 4-ingredient coconut oil biscuits, and topped with delicious coconut whipped cream. Plus, everything about this recipe is naturally vegan! This post is also sponsored by Driscoll's.

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

I’m pretty sure that as long as I live, I will always get a little bit giddy when strawberry season rolls back around each spring.

I. Love. Strawberries.

Especially after a long winter, there’s something about those vivid, sweet, juicy, and yummy berries that just sing of summertime. So accordingly, over the past two years, I have totally become “that single girl” who buys the enormous carton of Driscoll’s berries at Costco…like once a week. And basically eat them all by myself. Maybe occasionally popping them in a dish to share with friends. But let’s be real, mostly all by myself.

So whenever the craving hits or someone requests strawberry shortcake, I always have my berries and am ready to go! Seriously, it is one of my favorite quick and easy impromptu desserts to make for friends in the summer. But since I have so many friends who are no longer friends with dairy, I have taken to also keeping stashes of coconut cream (or coconut milk) in the fridge so that I can be ready to whip up this dairy-free version of the dessert that my vegan and non-vegan friends alike all seem to love.

OH, and it’s also made with my favorite 3-ingredient coconut biscuits, which I have sweetened up with a bit of honey (or you can substitute maple syrup or agave to make it vegan). So the whole dessert can come together easily in less than 30 minutes.

Now seriously, what’s not to love about that?

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

For those who have never made coconut whipped cream before, it really couldn’t be easier. You can check out my step-by-step tutorial here. But basically, you just drain out the coconut water from a can of coconut milk that has been refrigerated for 24 hours. Then scoop out the thick coconut cream, and whisk it with some powdered sugar and vanilla until it thickens up like whipped cream.

Easy peasy. And tasty. And 100% vegan.

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

As for the strawberries, well, I’ve been a Driscoll’s girl my entire life. But beyond that, Driscoll’s has been the strawberry in everyone’s shortcake for over 100 years. That’s a century of some delicious berries and shortcakes.

I love them because they are consistently good and flavorful, never watery or bland. And as a food stylist and someone who likes good looking berries to eat (and photograph), I have to point out that they always seem to be the prettiest berries in the store too, which I love.

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

Anyway, these vegan strawberry shortcakes are super easy to make. Just whip up the sweetened biscuits for shortcake. Spoon on some coconut whipped cream. And then top the shortcakes with lots of fresh and juicy strawberries.

Perfection.

So if you’re looking for a good recipes that everyone can enjoy for National Strawberry Shortcake Day on June 14th — or really, any day — you’ve come to the right place. I hope you enjoy this recipe. And also be sure to check out the sweepstakes happening at Driscoll’s right now where you can enter to win a KitchenAid mixer and free berries for a year! :)

 Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

I am sharing the recipe for this Vegan Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream over on Driscoll’s website. Hop over to check it out! :) 

Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan) -- 4 ingredient biscuits, plus juicy strawberries, plus easy coconut whipped cream. Delish! | gimmesomeoven.com #dessert #vegan

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Driscoll’s. All opinions are 100% my own as always. But I adore strawberries and already always buy Driscoll’s, so I was really excited to be a part of this strawberry shortcake campaign. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this site possible. :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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19 thoughts on “Strawberry Shortcake with Coconut Whipped Cream (Vegan)

  1. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe! Biscuits never turn out for me but these were great! Perfect use for 12 lbs of fresh picked strawberries. :)

    - Michelle

  2. I’m doing a vegan challenge this month and was just thinking about biscuits (and how they’re off limits) last night. I’ll definitely have to give your recipe a try!

    - Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

  3. Now I’m craving strawberry shortcake like whoa!

    - Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

  4. Oh gosh, this looks amazing! I’ve never tried coconut whipped cream before, and I’m kicking myself for it, given how many people in my family are lactose intolerant. This will be a hit at our next family gathering, I’m sure!

    - CakePants

  5. Amazing! These little cakes are just gorgeous and so is your photography – are those strawberries even real? Beautiful!

    - Jess @ Sweet Menu

  6. Strawberry season is my favorite too! These shortcakes look beautiful and delicious!!

    - Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts

  7. Wait what is this amazing gif-like action happening in your photo?? So cool!!! Strawberry shortcake is a favorite of mine, and coconut whipped cream is on my to-do list…I know I’m behind! Looks great Ali!

    - Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

  8. Strawberries after that long winter are all I’m craving! Love this!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  9. Drop dead gorgeous Ali!!! Want :)

    - Jenny Flake

  10. Wow this whole recipe is just WOW!!!! And these photos!!!! I could just reach out for these shortcakes from my computer screen!!!!!! I’m loving the coconut and strawberry combination and that coconut whipped cream!!!! Just making me drool left, right and center!

    - Samina | The Cupcake Confession

  11. Gorgeous, love that coconut whipped cream!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  12. Oh wow these look good, I love strawberry and cream desserts!

    - KayleneP @ The Links Site

  13. Wow this looks so amazing! I love that this is vegan!!

    - Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

  14. Mmmmm… these shortcakes look delicious with the popof those bright red strawberries

    - Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker

  15. Oooh, that looks delicious! Love that it’s vegan, that always helps. :)

    - How to Philosophize with Cake

  16. Summer = strawberry shortcake. These look amazing with such brilliant strawberries. And I love coconut whipped cream.

    - Emily @ Life on Food

  17. This looks amazing! The link for the bisuit recipe doesn’t seem to be working. Is there somewhere else to find it? Thanks!

    - Sha

    • Oh no! It looks like there is an error on Driscoll’s website. Working on that right now – thanks for your patience! :)

      - Ali

  18. What a yummy and summery dessert!

    - Medeja