Thursday, December 4, 2014

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

This whipped cream is wonderful! A bit of coconut extract will really enhance the tropical favor. It's great on fresh fruit as a light summer dessert. If you follow my instructions, it's a breeze to whip up. 

Coconut milk is rich in vitamins, omega 3′s and minerals. It has manganese with helps regulate blood sugar and promote healthy skin. It contains copper, vitamin C, zinc, potassium and magnesium. 

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream Recipe


  • 1 can of full fat coconut milk or coconut cream 
  • Agave nectar, maple syrup or honey to taste. (You can also use powdered sugar) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of real coconut or pure vanilla extract 

Put the can of coconut milk or coconut cream in the coldest part of the refrigerator overnight.  I’ve had good luck with Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk and Trader Joe’s Coconut Cream. Coconut cream contains almost no coconut water. But it does have some, so be watchful for it.  Thai Kitchen has a pure, clean taste when compared to Trader Joe's brand. But there is less coconut cream, so you may need two cans of it. I find Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk in my regular market.      

The next day, take the can out of the fridge and gently open it. Do not shake the can. There is always bit of coconut water in the bottom and you don't want that in this recipe. You will see the white, thick coconut cream at the top of the can.  The liquid coconut water will be underneath the coconut cream at the bottom of the can. Do not  use the coconut water in this recipe or it won't whip properly. 

Using a spoon, gently lift the coconut cream out of the can, being careful to leave the coconut water behind. Put only the thick coconut cream in a large bowl.  Beat the cream with an electric mixer until it becomes light, whipped and creamy, adding the extract and sweetener of your choice. The agave will make the whipped cream a little glossy. The agave will also thin it out a bit. You can quickly chill it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to help thicken it or keep it in the fridge until you're ready to use it.  

Bon Appetit!

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