Coconut ‘Whipped Cream’

Little C is a picky PICKY eater. I feel like half of my life is dedicated solely to trying to convince her to eat more. She is currently in a phase where she loves dipping food into condiments, so it seemed like the perfect time to work on my coconut milk whipped cream. I’ve seen recipes floating around on the internet and after several failed attempts, I finally perfected my coconut whip. Little C had a playdate this past week and it was the perfect opportunity to try out my new creation. The girls loved it! This vegan whipped cream is super easy to make, contains lots of healthy fat, and the recipe gives you full reign to decide how much (if any) sweeteners to use. Plus it’s a great way to get pickier eaters to get lots of fruit in their diet, no toddler can resist dipping strawberries into this creamy vegan concoction. The one thing that I did struggle with was finding a good organic and BPA-free canned coconut milk that is also free of guar gum. I think that this brand from Native Forest is pretty great though, with organic coconut milk, a BPA-free can, and organic guar gum (win some lose some I guess). I definitely want to play some more with this recipe and try adding some chopped fruit to make a fruit dip, so get ready for more coconut whipped cream posts in the future 😉

Ingredients:

  • 1 can whole fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs maple syrup

How to do it:

  1. Put canned coconut milk in the fridge overnight. This will allow the coconut cream (fat) to rise to the top and the milk to stay at the bottom of the can
  2. Open can and scoop out the cream on top. Save the remaining coconut milk for smoothies/juices
  3. Whip your coconut cream on high for about two minutes until it starts to look frothy and makes small firm peaks
  4. Add vanilla and maple syrup (go ahead and sub in whatever sweetener you prefer – or try it without any sugars coconut milk is pretty sweet naturally)
  5. Continue to whip for another minute until all ingredients are combined
  6. Refrigerate for at least 20-30 minutes, then whip one more time before serving
  7. Enjoy!

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