Hoi! Here I am, happily for one week already in the Netherlands. The days have been super full and finally, it starts to feel that all the things you have to do in the beginning are done. Got example my self a bike today, yea!! I wanted to write a full post about first impressions and everything so far, but as there has not been time for taking nice photos, today I will share a tip for an easy and fast dessert. So stay tuned, a lot related to the Netherlands coming soon!
Sometimes you (well at least I do) get that sudden desire for something sweet. But I personally don`t want to eat a lot of candy or start baking something on those moments, so it is good to have few fast alternatives. And if you can have at least a little healthier alternative, what could be better? So today I want to share one of my new favourites – whipped coconut cream!
Whipped coconut cream
Serves 2 // time 2h + 5 min. // dairy & gluten free
- 2 dl coconut cream or (coconut milk)
- A hint of ground vanilla
- Cane sugar if wanted
PLACE the coconut cream (or milk) in the refrigerator for at least two hours
POUR out all liquid there is left – in cream there is usually only a little left, in the milk more
OOPS! It is highly important that you make the cream cold as possible and that you pour out all the extra liquid – otherwise whipping will may not work
POUR the cream into a large bowl
WHIP until the cream start to get whipped cream alike
SEASON with ground vanilla and sugar if you want
WHIP until the texture is thick enough for you
SERVE with fresh berries and ENJOY!
This cream has an extremely strong taste of COCONUT as it is made solely from coconut. If you don`t like so strong coconut taste, try to mix this with normal whipped cream. You can also use any seasonings – both these will cut the taste a little. For me, the taste is perfect without anything extra because when the taste is strong, only a little amount will be enough to satisfy my sweet-teeth. Coconut cream and milk are also quite rich with energy, so a little less is actually good when it comes to this deliciousness.
And you know what? This cream works perfectly also as a topping for cupcakes or any other dessert. So next time you need to have a dairy-free topping try this one!
Enjoy the last days of August!