This sweet coconut cream topping is delicious on cakes and pies. It has a strong coconut flavor, but that is countered by its incredibly light and creamy texture. Texture wise, this is definitely the best homemade vegan whipped topping that I have tried. The coconut flavor does not go with everything, so you have to consider the flavor of the dish you want to serve the cream with. The richness will complement any dessert, however. Bonus: It melts when blobbed on warm cakes!
This topping is super simple and easy to make. Start out with coconut cream, fold in a few other ingredients, and voila! Coconut cream topping ready to serve! If you don't have coconut cream, you can make some from a can of coconut milk. Chill it in the refrigerator overninght, and then carefully open it without shaking it or turning it upside down. There should be a thick layer of cream on the top. Just scoop that off and save the watery liquid at the bottom for something else (Thai dishes, smoothies, etc.). As I have mentioned before, you should use a coconut milk without emulsifiers and gums for the greatest chance of separating the cream. If the milk will not separate, try another brand, or buy coconut cream, which is not the same as cream of coconut, a sweet product similar to sweetened condensed milk.
Use the cream cold, and fold it together with a little sugar for sweetness, soy powder for extra thickness, and vanilla sugar and lemon juice for flavor. Mix only till uniform, as too much mixing will cause the cream to soften too much. Refrigerate until ready to serve and enjoy! Try adding a little carob powder and coffee substitute for a chocolate cream.
What do you think? Are you a fan of coconut?
Also, try out Lemon Cream – The Vegan Sour Cream for savory dishes!
Super-Simple Sweetened Coconut Cream Topping
Yields: 1 c.
Total time: 5 min.
1 c. thick coconut cream
3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
4 tsp. Soy Supreme or soymilk powder or coconut milk powder
2 tsp. vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1. Carefully fold the other ingredients into the coconut cream. Do not mix a lot, as that will make the cream too soft.
2. Serve cold. Cream is thickest when cold, so refrigerate if too soft. Good on cakes. Melts.
Scripture of the Day
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Labels: Desserts, frostings and sauces