Saturday, January 8, 2011

Whipped Coconut Cream!

Wow have i been a posting slacker!! Well, don't want to bore you with variations of the same old $hit but this is pretty good and i'll post a rib recipe shortly that's worthy. I think with the competitive crossfit season just around the corner, i'm regaining a little more inspiration :)

Every once in awhile, something comes along that changes your eating habits - this tip from Alistair Boyd of Singapore, and a GF addicted to whipped cream in her coffee, set me in motion. He told me he was making his own whipped cream from coconut cream using a whip-it! dispenser, so i experimented forwards and backwards with it (like a good little engineer) and settled on a recipe that i've been enjoying daily. Seriously, give this a try and you'll never look back.

Here's what you do:
Get one of these bad boys from Amazon - they're about $45. Comes with NO2 cartridges but buy some extra ones. I bought a "Whip-it!" brand - Swiss made - wohoo. They come in different sizes. I think 1/2L is the best. The 1 Litre is a monster that barely fits in the fridge and takes two NO2 cartridges. Coconut cream is not very easy to find so I would just recommend to buy canned coconut milk - I like Thai Kitchen brand. Also get some vanilla extract and real maple syrup.

Mix all this in a bowl with a whisker.

12-16 oz coconut milk or coconut cream
1 - 1.5 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Put this mixture in your dispenser, gas it up, shake it, and put it in the fridge. Coconut milk gets really thick in the fridge but the maple syrup helps a bit (don't try honey - way too thick). It dispenses a little better if you take it out of the fridge for a bit. This is GREAT with coffee, berries, on key lime pie - geez, let your imagination go wild.
Oh ya, one more thing, if you're wondering how heavy whipping cream might work in the whip-it!, ummm, ya that's what i have in the 1 Liter monster ( 1 quart heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1 tablespoon vanilla). I'm ashamed to say I get busted on a regular basis squeezing the trigger on that one...

Steve "Paleo"