Whipped Coconut Cream {recipe}

whipped coconut cream
Just in case it wasn’t clear that a Coconut-Banana Split has COCONUT in it, we used whipped coconut cream instead of regular whipped cream as one of the toppings.

Because that’s how thorough we are…
coconut milk can, chilled, open
We’ll share the Coconut Banana Split tomorrow, but in the mean time, make this Whipped Coconut Cream. It, like the Banana-only Ice Cream, is kind of a simple, one-ingredient wonder. (Not that whipped cream of any kind isn’t just cream-plus-air.) Whipped coconut cream isn’t a perfect substitute for regular dairy whipped cream, as there is very strong coconut flavor, which, I suppose, actually makes it better.

Plan ahead. You have to chill coconut milk overnight to do this…
whipped coconut cream

Whipped Coconut Cream {how-to}

Ingredients

coconut milk (full fat, not “light”)
sugar (optional)

Directions

Place can of coconut milk in refrigerator to chill overnight.

Open can and scoop out the bright white solidified coconut “stuff” and place into mixing bowl. You dont need the “water,” and can do whatever you want with it. Drink it? Add it to a smoothie? Whatever.

Whip coconut cream until thick and fluffy. It took us about 5 minutes.

If you want to add sweetener (we tried half of it with about a teaspoon of plain sugar), add it about half way through whipping the coconut cream, but if you’re using the whipped coconut cream as part of a dessert that is already sweet, probably don’t need it.

by Sarah J. Gim on August 23, 2012 · 6 comments

{ 6 comments }

Jeannie August 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Amazing! I didn’t know you can whip up coconut milk! Must try it soon!

Magda October 21, 2012 at 1:02 am

I have to try it! Sounds and looks great!

Brooke November 6, 2012 at 6:34 am

Hi. I tried this and it didn’t whip at all. I used fresh coconut milk that I had chilled overnight in the fridge. But I spooned the cream off the top and don’t understand why it didn’t whip up. Any ideas? Thanks.

miri February 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Help! I used a can of coconut cream ( already hard) added the powdered sugar and vanilla…and beat beat beat…it become soft , grainy and it separated and curled!!!! why did not whip?

Leonie February 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

It’s not like cream in the sense that it gets thicker as you beat it. With coconut cream you only need to whip it for a minute as over whipping lead it to deflate

Leonie February 22, 2013 at 8:05 pm

It’s not like cream in the sense that it gets thicker as you beat it. With coconut cream you only need to whip it for a minute as over whipping lead it to deflate

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