If you have never experienced homemade Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, you have to try it at least once and I promise…you will never use store-bought whipped topping ever again!
It really, really does taste like the unhealthy traditional store-bought version, actually even better.
It took me several times before I experienced the whipped topping magic.
The secret is the can of coconut milk has to be cold enough for the full-fat part to solidify.
The more solid the full-fat, the thicker the topping will be.
First you need to refrigerate the can overnight and after you open the can of coconut milk, it should be half coconut water and half solid coconut milk fat.
The fat part is what you want to use to make the whipped topping but don’t throw out the coconut water…use it to make a smoothie!
When I first started making this, I’ve had to re-purpose more than one can of coconut milk because the full-fat part wasn’t hard enough so make sure it is really cold.
Now I always keep a can or two in the back of my refrigerator ready to use at a moments notice.
And I prefer this brand because it comes in a BPA-free can and doesn’t have added stabilizers like guar gum.
Basically you just add the full-fat part of the coconut milk, a couple of tablespoons of your favorite granular sweetener and a touch of vanilla, if you prefer to an electric mixer.
This usually isn’t a problem, but if you need a pure white topping for presentation purposes, just use an organic, unrefined white granular sweetener and vanilla extract instead.
It is so much healthier than store-bought cool-whip which has GMO’s, high fructose corn syrup, dairy and preservatives:
Ingredients: WATER, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OILS), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CORN SYRUP, SKIM MILK, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF LIGHT CREAM, SODIUM CASEINATE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, XANTHAN AND GUAR GUMS, POLYSORBATE 60, SORBITRAN MONOSTERATE, SODIUM POLYPHOSPHATE, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR) (source)
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And here’s some recipes you can try using this healthier version:
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5 Fast Facts About Coconut (Coconut Flakes):*
- 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
- healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
- can help to decrease cholesterol
- high in lauric acid
- excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA
5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*
- high in anti-oxidants
- can help reduce inflammation
- contains small traces of minerals
- 1 teaspoon contains 3 g of protein and 3 g of fiber
*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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