I admit it-- I'm a sucker for whipped cream. But as a vegan and a health nut, I won't consume it. I don't even want to use the vegan stuff that's out there-- it tends to be full of sugar and chemicals. So what I do instead is make coconut whip. It's easy, chock full of medium-chain fatty acids, anti-inflammatory, sugar-free, and NUMMY. Here's what I do:
First of all, I always have a few cans of coconut milk in the fridge for just such an occasion. It should be COLD!!
You will need:
-1 can coconut milk
-Shredded coconut-- amount depends on how much you need to make it thick, but I usually end up using half a package or so. I like Let's Do... Organic brand Organic Reduced Fat Shredded Coconut, but any kind will do
-One or two packets of stevia, or to taste. You may not even want to sweeten it at all. Up to you.
Take a can of full-fat coconut milk (organic preferred, of course) out of the fridge and pour it out, cream and all, into a bowl. Beat the bejeezus out of it with an electric beater on high. Add the stevia. Add the shredded coconut a little at a time until it's at the desired consistency. Eat with berries, or a spoon. :)
You can experiment with flavors, too. I have added raw cacao powder and a little instant organic coffee (I love Madre Labs brand Cafeceps) with good results!
Let me know how you like it-- I could live off this stuff. :) And if you come up with any interesting additions, share what you did!