Whipped Cream Using Coconut Milk
This is wonderful news for everyone who may be avoiding dairy. As I mentioned in my last recipe, we haven’t been consuming as much dairy in the last several months. It was really hard for me, because I love dairy! But I am happy that we have finally broken away and that I have discovered the wonderful use of Coconut Milk. I have been hooked since.
When I baked Benjamin’s Almond Flour Pineapple Upside Down Cake for his birthday last September, I had topped it with this Whipped Coconut Milk. It is simply amazing. As long as your can is properly cooled in the fridge you shouldn’t have any trouble whipping it up.
And since this is a coconut recipe, I will add it to my Coconut Oil series even though it is not oil. I have been on a coconut binge lately he he!
Place a can of Coconut Milk in the fridge over night before you try whipping it up. And make sure your fridge is cool enough, because when I made my Peppermint Mocha I wanted to top it with this whipped cream and the cream in the can hadn’t cooled fully due to the fridge not being cold enough, so I couldn’t use it.
Shake the can, if you can hear and feel the liquid moving around it is not cold enough. And I do not recommend putting your cream in the freezer. I have tried this before and it messes up the cream as well as crystallizes it.
Scoop out the cream on top. You will find the Coconut Water sitting at the bottom. Be sure you don’t scoop out the water when scooping the cream. You will only need the cream with this recipe, so you can throw the water out or find another use for it. A yummy coconut smoothie or something.
Next you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue mixing.
Pour your whipped cream into a bowl or jar and store in the fridge for when you are ready to use it.
Or you can use it right away. Another neat way of mixing up Coconut Milk, is by turning this recipe into a Chocolate Coconut Mouse. My sister made this recipe on her blog. It is astonishingly tasty! And if this is creamy, her recipe is perfectly thick!
I am having a blast doing this Coconut Series. I am not sure what will be coming next, I love the anticipation of something new 😉
It looks like we will officially be moving in two or so weeks, so we shall see what happens.
Happy New Year!!