Whipped Garbanzo Bean Juice

July 25, 2021   25 Comments

Whipped garbanzo bean juice is an actual food that you might want to try. I heard about it years ago and have finally gotten around to making it.

Whipped Garbanzo Bean Juice

The concept sounds insane. You take liquid from a can of garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) and you whip it with sugar to form “whipped cream”.

Is it that crazy? This is a vegan’s solution to a fluffy, dairy concoction.

I wrote healthy Cool Whip a couple months ago and it turns out you can make a form of whipped cream from water, corn syrup, and hydrogenated vegetable oil so I don’t think bean juice is that wild an ingredient.

I must say that I was very skeptical that this would work. I couldn’t find salt-free garbanzo beans so I was even more worried.

Would my whipped bean juice be disgusting??

The above photo does remind me of egg whites (but it is bean juice). I put all the ingredients in a large bowl and turned on my mixer.

This is what happened:

What? Fluffy, white, and quite creamy this seemed almost too good to be true. It did remind me more of meringue (beaten egg whites) than whipped cream but it was much better than Cool Whip (and cheaper).

Do you see how it sticks to the spoon? It is the real deal. I was not able to store this in the refrigerator for long but I hear you can freeze it (like Cool Whip).

What are you going to do with all of the beans? I think this is a great problem to have. I made my chickpea salad recipe to use up the beans from the cans.

This whipped juice has a lot of sugar so it is still a treat. Use a little on top of strawberries, pancakes, or apple crisp.

Have you made whipped garbanzo bean juice? What did you think?

Whipped Garbanzo Bean Juice Recipe

2.2 from 31 reviews

Makes 3 cups

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2 - 14.5 ounce cans garbanzo beans, liquid only
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar


Add bean juice, cream of tartar, vanilla, and sugar to a large mixing bow. Beat with a stand or hand mixer for 5-10 minutes until stiff peaks form. Enjoy immediately or freeze for later use.

Nutrition Facts

For 2 tablespoons = 32 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 8.4 g carbohydrates, 8.4 g sugar, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 0 mg sodium, 2 Freestyle SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Could you use granulated sweetener instead of sugar?

What size can of beans for the recipe? I often make a batch of hummus using the larger can (30 oz.?) and would love to try this this with the juice! I'm not sure if I would need to double the other ingredients for this or not. Thanks!

I made this...just ok. Didn't make it again. It makes a mountain of whipped cream and I didn't know what to do with all of re-liquified in the fridge...for the 2 WW points, I prefer a small amount of sugar free whipped cream from the spray can - easier for me to control the portion sizes too.

Thanks for sharing :)

You can use e.g. erythritol or other sweeteners instead of sugar too. :)

Do you think stevia could be used instead sugar?

this is more used as an egg replacement than a whipped cream replacement. it works wonderful for replacing eggs. its become very popular in the vegan community. its known as aquafaba

I made this before with Truvia (Stevia baking blend). I found it tasted a bit weird, so sugar would probably taste better. But I may have added too much. It's something I should try again. Especially if I can freeze it!

I’ve made this quite a bit. I also use it in baking and really want to try making French macaroons with it. As someone referenced above there’s a ton of recipes for using aquafaba on the intranet. I don’t use it a whipped cream substitute however. For that I chill a can of coconut milk, reserve the liquid and whip the solid part. Not low calorie by any means but a nice treat and I don’t have to add much sweetener.

Thanks can't wait to try this! I use the chickpeas for your Chickpea Cookie Dough recipe; now I won't have to throw away the juice. I'm going to substitute Stevia to see how it works. I was told by a Vegan baker that chickpea juice can also replace eggs in baking.

I had forgotten about this. When I found it I told a vegan friend about (she's not vegan by choice, she has sensitivities to animal proteins) and she was thrilled. She uses it in baking mostly, and swears by it.

Whole foods has salt free garbanzo and other beans. You'll just need a can opener. How is the smell? If it smells like chick peas that would be a turn off lol

What a great recipe! Thanks Lisa. I will stop pouring the liquid down the drain when I use the beans. :)

@Laura - the can size is 14.5 ounce (regular can size). I have change the recipe to reflect the size. Thank you!

@Deborah - I don't know why but it does not smell like beans. Doesn't make any sense to me.

I did not try Stevia - but it may be great!! Thanks for all of the great comments.

The baked summer squash recipe was delicious! I sprinkled a little cayenne pepper on new favorite squash recipe. Thank you

Gonna Try it....

I found the suggestion for Aquafaba (without sugar-just the liquid and Cream of Tarter) on a kid’s activity board. Cheap and easy playtime! I gave my 3 and 5 year olds some bowls and spoons and they played for an hour until it broke down.

I love playing with aquafaba! I've made meringue cookies and also tried mousse - stirring in home-made cranberry sauce for color and a bit of flavor. I've had success using liquid from one 14.5 oz can of garbanzos and 1/2 c sugar, along with cream of tarter and vanilla or almond extract. I found the info on this website to be helpful in terms of whipping time, etc.….

Great recipe, but Goya? Really?

A question here from someone watching sodium. On one of my 15 oz cans, it says 440 mg per serving, with 3.5 servings in a can. Is all the sodium in the beans?

I have heard of this as a vegan substitute for Meringue never as whipped cream. I believe the bean juice is called aquafaba.

I won't make this as it is too high in WW points for the small serving of 2 Tablespoons (level). I might try it using sugar substitute. Next time I open a can of chickpeas, I'll try making a small batch (1/2 recipe).

Not a fan of Garbanzo beans...can other bean juices be used!

Any worries about the BPA?

This was so interesting & I appreciate all the comments. I will give it a try. Thank you snack girl as always. blessings to all, stay healthy & safe


Yes, Goya canned chickpeas are the best I have found, too. As a bonus, they contain less sodium than the others.


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