You know how I love me some sweets. So being dairy-free for Nash's sensitivities means no more ice cream for this chica. Hard? You betcha! Worth it? For sure. Nash is such a happy boy. Avoiding dairy has me searching for new after dinner sweet treats and berries topped turbinado sugar and cool whip or homemade hot cocoa have been our go-to option for a while. Just like anyone else, I love cool whip but I knew this was a 'habit' we needed to break or figure out another substitution.
Hello whipped coconut milk goodness...you are my post-dinner snack bff! Naughty? Not really, except for the fat content (but that's good fat, people!) And since I'm nursing, I really do find myself craving and wanting to eat every sort of 'good' fat imaginable. There are days I feel like I could drink olive oil. Anyone else experienced this? I nosh on whole avocados all the time and eat coconut oil by the spoonful.
Ok, enough about good fats and back to the easy recipe at hand. I can't WAIT for y'all to try this. There are a ton of homemade whipped topping recipes floating around the blogosphere and Pinterest (follow us HERE) but many of them include sugar and we are really trying to limit our sugar intake. I've substituted local honey in place of sugar and even added cinnamon as a yummy topping too. Such an easy recipe and a grand ending to a great day.
Coconut Milk Whipped Topping
1 can of Coconut Milk, refrigerated overnight
1-2 tbsp local honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Remove coconut milk from fridge and spoon out the thicker, creamier top half (as the can has separated) in a large mixing bowl. Make sure to leave the watery bottom half in the can. You can either a) drink it or b) save it for a smoothie. Of course I chose the first choice.
Add the honey and vanilla extract and whip the entire mixture until desired consistency. Either serve right away or refrigerate for a few days.
Only three ingredients...that's always my type of recipe!
Creamier part is on top.
With the liquid/watery part left in the bottom of the can.
And while I was whipping up (pun intended) this recipe, these two cuties weren't letting a little sunshower slow their roll. They headed out on their daily Daddy/Baby walk with an umbrella. I just had to snap a pic of their unbelievable duo of cuteness! Seriously...love...these...two!
Honey and vanilla added in.
Mmm, mmm...nom nom nom!
Like I said above, a lil' cinnamon does a body good.
Stored for later...tonight, haha!
And Walt snapped this on the fly. My little man was trying to grab for that spoon. Before we know it he'll be noshing on his own coconut milk whipped topping and saying, 'Mmm!' It's all going way too fast. Like I tell him daily, I just want him to stay this little and dear forever!
Do you love a good dessert? Check out the other great recipes we've featured that'll surely have your sweet tooth thanking us!
- Easy Fruit Cobbler HERE
- Momma's Famous Rum Cake HERE
- Chocolate Chunk Surprise Cupcakes HERE
- Caramel Pecan Cake HERE
- Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie HERE
- Banana Whip HERE
- Nana's No Bake Cheesecake HERE