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Homemade Whipped (coconut) Cream

I think I’ve already established that I love dessert. It’s funny how I realize my nightly dessert ritual is somewhat unhealthy, but I refuse to give it up. I must have something after dinner. The day just isn’t complete without that last tiny bit if sweetness to top it off.

Since my little Whole30/Paleo experiment doesn’t condone added sugars, I had to get a little creative with this one. Luckily creativity did not equal complicated.

I’ve sweet whipped coconut cream on some blogs before and always thought it might be a fun change. It is, by the way! It’s also super super easy which is my favorite.

The version I made it pretty straight forward: can of coconut milk (full fatty fat) and a dash of vanilla extract (which I already learned isn’t whole30 approved…ugh). You can get more creative with this though by adding honey, sugar, stevia-whatever sweetener you’d like. Maybe add some cocoa powder? Now I’m gettin’ crazy.

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Anyway, here’s how I made my simple version:

Whipped Coconut Cream

  • 1 can of coconut milk (full fat)
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • electric hand mixer or stand mixer (I think mixing by hand would be impossible. You might also pull a muscle you’d have to mix so damn hard).

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Place your can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. When you open it the next day, scoop out the hardened part only and put in your mixing bowl.

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Stop scooping when you see this:

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You can save that and use it in a smoothie or something.

Next, I added my dash of vanilla and turned the beater on high for probably about 7 minutes.

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I read somewhere to stop when it forms peaks. I’m not sure mine “formed peaks”….maybe some hills? Anyway, you should be safe with 7ish minutes of beating on high. Give it a taste too you will know if it’s not the right texture.

I had mine last night with some banana and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.

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It was delicious. I’m so glad I tried it! That being said, if you do not like the taste of coconut, you probably won’t be a fan. It for sure has a coconut flavor.

I’m excited about this: a great, healthy, Paleo-friendly dessert option. I might actually be able to make it to thirty days after all…

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