This dessert topping is an absolute dream. It's just as fluffy, creamy and delicious as it's sugary counterpart, but vegan, paleo, Keto, sugar-free and dairy-free. Sounds too good to be true? Think again:
You'll need 1 can of unsweetened coconut cream. It has to be chilled in the refrigerator (not the freezer) at least overnight. I buy mine at Trader Joes. If you're making this for a party, be sure to plan a day ahead!
24-hours has passed and it's time to make this miracle treat!
An electric mixer or bowl and beaters (I don't recommend whipping this by hand.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon powdered sugar of your choice (I use Lakanto monk fruit sweetener because it is Keto and paleo friendly without being artificial.)
Scoop out the thickest part of the coconut cream from the top of the can and place it in your bowl. Leave out the remaining coconut water/oil in the bottom of the can because it will make your whipped cream watery. Set this to the side, because you may need it later on. Add in your vanilla and sugar, and beat until light and fluffy. If your coconut cream starts to seem too thick, add one tablespoon of the coconut water/oil at a time back into the bowl and beat again until you reach your desired texture. I love to serve this over fresh fruit, such as strawberries and mint or with peaches and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
I love this recipe because it literally takes minutes to make and satisfies my sweet tooth! I love whipped cream, but the richness of the dairy in combination with the processed cane sugar always left me feeling sick. This coconut whipped cream is a great alternative! It feels just as decadent as the real thing, but is a great substitute if looking for a healthier option. Coconut also has a slew of health benefits such as supporting healthy skin, hair and nails. It also contains healthy fats to hydrate your cells and revs up your metabolism. Dollop this dreamy concoction on your favorite treats for a sweet bonus without the added guilt!