Coconut Milk Whipped Cream with Vegan Hot Chocolate

March 8, 2013

This morning Michael and I were talking about what I should write about today. Β As I watched Michael clear off the car, for a really long time, I started to get cold.Β Then I decide it’s time for someΒ coconut milk whipped cream with vegan hot chocolate.

cleaning off the car

 

Now, in a normal world the recipe title would be the other way around. This would be a post about hot chocolate and the whipped cream would be the icing on the cake, haha. But the hot chocolate part is neither here nor there, to be honest I’m still perfecting the recipe. It’s really the whipped cream that steals this show. But I can’t do write a post all about whipped cream, can I?

Maybe I can, but you’ll get the hot chocolate recipe as a bonus. If you’re a lover of whipped cream, make this! It’s like a natural, tastier, more delicious version of cool whip. Put it on cake, on ice cream, eat it straight from the bowl she says, while taking a big spoonful between typing these words. Whatever which way, it’s worth trying soon.

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream with Vegan Hot Chocolate (vegan, gluten-free)

For the whipped cream:

1 can full fat coconut milk, make sure it’s full fat, no light stuff here

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

splash of vanilla extract

For the hot chocolate:

1 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1-2 tablespoons maple syrup, depending on your preferred sweetness level

splash of vanilla extract

pinch of salt

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First things first, place a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge overnight upside. Don’t skip this step.

The next morning open the can (right side up). Drain liquid into a separate container for another time. You’ll be left with the coconut milk solids.

coconut milk solids

Spoon the solid coconut milk into a mixing bowl.

coconut milk solids

Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until it resembles whipped cream, about 1 minute.

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Once whipped cream is done, warm milk, cocoa, maple syrup, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Whisk, bring to a low boil and remove from heat.

Pour into a mug and top with whipped cream.

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Enjoy while staring out at the snow or your boyfriend cleaning off the car.

Enjoy and Exhale!

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18 Comments

  • Reply nicole March 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Awesome! I actually have been wanting to try to make coconut whipped cream for awhile but haven’t known where to begin … this is fantastic. I definitely will have to attempt soon. Thank you!! (ps – sunny in SF today … πŸ™‚ )

    • Reply Lisa Horvath March 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I was thinking about you when I made it actually. With a little maple syrup it would taste amazing with your banana cake!

    • Reply Lisa Horvath March 8, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      Oh, and feedback from my yoga class on your cake was amazing. They all loved it and wanted the recipe!

  • Reply lolarugula March 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    You had me at ‘coconut’ – this looks divine! And oh my gosh – Gone Girl is a great read…I couldn’t put it down.

    • Reply Lisa Horvath March 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I was licking the can before I’d even made the whipped cream, hence the finger mark on the top of the can in the first picture, ha! Gone Girl is so crazy, I spent the last 2 nights sitting for hours straight reading it. Good thing Michael was working late!

  • Reply cchase7 March 8, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    OMG … I just bought that book! Now I must get started on it.

    • Reply Lisa Horvath March 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      You’ll read it in 2 days. Call me at the end of the weekend and let me know what you think! πŸ™‚

  • Reply The Healthy Flavor March 8, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Yum! I make coconut whipped cream all the time. I make a double chocolate coconut whipped cream and also a blueberry whipped cream. It sounds super yummy over the hot chocolate. I haven’t done that yet. πŸ™‚ You could make your hot chocolate even richer by using part of the coconut cream in place of half the almond milk and also melt a little dark chocolate in it. Yum. πŸ™‚

  • Reply learn.act.live.love. March 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Looks amazing!

  • Reply Mandy Smith March 10, 2013 at 2:50 am

    OMG! You’ve made my day! I’m gonna have to check out the book too!

    • Reply Lisa Horvath March 11, 2013 at 9:20 am

      So glad Mandy. Do check out the book, it’s a page turner!

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