Los Angeles-based Califia Farms not only released a new dairy-free, plant-based culinary product, Heavy Whip, but announced a new collaboration with celebrity chef, author and TV host Carla Hall. Hall’s digital recipe book, “Carla Hall x Califia Farms: Comfort Kitchen,” includes 16 new and delicious dairy-free recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Heavy Whip, a one-for-one plant-based swap for heavy whipping cream, is featured in two of Hall’s recipes: Creamy Mushroom Soup and Flaky Biscuit Shortcake with Mixed Berries. The book is available at www.califiafarms.com.

A new product category for Califia Farms, Heavy Whip is the perfect multipurpose ingredient for any culinary dish, allowing consumers to customize their recipes, whether sweet or savory. It can be used exactly as a dairy heavy whipping cream — from soups and salad dressings to creamy dessert recipes and airy whipped toppings, the company says.

“I am thrilled to introduce this new recipe collection with Califia Farms,” says Carla Hall. “I love cooking and baking with their products, and their new, dairy-free Heavy Whip is a game-changer for cooks! It’s an ideal one-to-one swap that makes the creamiest, dairy-free soups and works equally well as a 100% plant-based dessert topping and as an ingredient in so many other recipes. I had so much fun creating these delicious, comfort food recipes and can’t wait for everyone to try them.”

In addition to Heavy Whip, “Comfort Kitchen” also includes the brand’s extensive selection of plant milks, coffees and creamers used in deliciously inventive ways for recipes that are nourishing, dairy-free versions of popular comfort foods. The recipes span breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, with exclusive plant-based cooking and baking tips from Hall.

“Califia is excited to partner with Carla Hall on this recipe collection, which helps showcase just how yummy and versatile our products can be, including our newest culinary item, Heavy Whip,” says Califia Farms’ Chief Marketing Officer Suzanne Ginestro. “At Califia, we’re passionate about celebrating the irresistible goodness of plants, and we saw an opportunity to create a plant-based swap for dairy heavy whipping cream without compromising on taste and functionality. Heavy Whip allows any recipe’s ingredients to shine through and makes it easier than ever for consumers to experiment with plant-based options.”

Unflavored and unsweetened, the non-GMO certified Heavy Whip is made from a coconut oil base and is gluten free and vegan. The nondairy whipped cream is available in refrigerated dairy cases at Whole Foods Market, Sprouts and other retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $4.89 for a 16.9-ounce carton.