Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of food.
I love the challenge of making traditional treats healthier!
I’ve said before how I love coconut products- from coconut sugar to coconut milk. And they all have great uses. But I still wasn’t ready to take the plunge with my kitchen aid and a can of coconut milk to remake cool whip. Until today.
If you remember last week, I shared a new product I wanted to try. Agave Inulin looked promising in many new recipes. Dairy free whipped cream would create a nice opportunity to use this white powder. Especially since whipped cream is so versatile and is used so often, a vegan version with a fiber supplement would complete this whipped cream makeover.
I found that the agave inulin helped thicken and stiffen up the cream, which was fabulous, since coconut milk doesn’t stay as stiff as regular whipped cream. It stayed a nice clean white color and had a nice pillowy texture. It is important that you add the stevia to this recipe, because like I mentioned in the last post, agave inulin is not very sweet. I was actually a little disappointed by how neutral it tasted, especially in this whipped cream. I used the plain flavor agave inulin, so this may change if you decided to use the vanilla or chocolate kind, though all flavors are not overly sweet. However, with a bit of stevia or another sweetener, this product performs wonderfully! And not to mention it’s a great product with great health benefits!! This dairy free whipped cream is a wonderful recipe to try it in to create an amazing alternative to regular “cool whip”. It tastes pretty great with fresh berries or with your favorite non-dairy ice cream. Enjoy!
Dairy Free Whipped Cream (vegan)
1 can Full Fat Coconut Milk
3 Tablespoons Agave Inulin or Flour of choice OR 1-2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Stevia to taste
Place coconut milk in the fridge or freezer for at least 3 hours to chill and harden. Pour the thickest, whitest parts of the milk (the cream) in an electric stand mixer/or large bowl. Add all the other ingredients and mix on high speed to fully incorporate all the ingredients. Continue beating for a couple minutes. Serve immediately or place cream in fridge until ready to serve.
Note: this whipped cream becomes even more firm when chilled in the fridge.