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"


  1. You're back! Thank goodness. The recipe seems delish. Although, I do have to invest in one of those whip it doo-das before I can indulge. Seems like it would make for a great post-din/pre-bed snack....probably a fair bit better than cookies and milk.

  2. Thanks Steve!

    Do you have a beef jerky recipe?

    P.S. Go Bears!!!

  3. Chris - I sell a paleo jerky here so i hesitate to give out a recipe but there are many recipes on the net - it's quite easy. Marinate top round (beef or bison) with 1 teaspoon salt/lb and whatever spices fit your fancy, for a couple of days then dry it.

  4. OMG! Steve, I think I love you! :) This looks fantastic. Very excited to try this since all your other recipes have been great. More posts please!!

  5. Thanks Andrea - hate to send everyone off on a shopping spree (i have no association with Whip-it! btw!!) but this one is worth it!

  6. Hey Steve,

    thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious and might come in very handy as a nice recovery snack after a workout.

    I really enjoy your blog and your recipes so thanks for your work. I look forward to your next posts! :)

    Keep training hard, eating healthy and living life to its fullest!

  7. Very neat toy but wheres the ribs recipe? haha!

    Thanks for your posts.

  8. You can also go savory adding curry powder and topping it on some chicken!

  9. But Zack, what happens at midnight when you sneak into the kitchen and pull the trigger on that thing? ;-) I'm afraid i've developed some bad habits!

  10. Dear Steve – I think I might love you. I finally got my cream whipper today and made my first batch. Seriously glorious!!

  11. This looks so wonderful! Thanks for the tip and thanks for posting!!!! Becky

  12. Man that looks delicious! Once I have a whip cream dispenser its on!

  13. I was wondering if one of these cream whippers worked w/ coconut milk - thank you, Steve, for answering my question! Can't eat dairy so this will be a godsend.

    A quick question. About how many times do you shake up the whipper?? I was reading one manufacturer's instructions, & it said 3-4x for heavy cream, but I didn't know if you had to shake it more for coconut milk.

  14. Coconut milk is more tricky than whipped cream because it gets too thick in the fridge (maple syrup is key to thin it out a bit). Of course, shake it like a polaroid picture when you first put it in the whipit, then, if you can, bring it out of the fridge for 15-30 minutes before you use it and it will dispense easier. Steve

  15. Thx! Got a dispenser at a local store & tried it... I think this is the most whip cream I've eaten in a day :-P Yummy!

  16. Saw this recipe & became a member right away!! I don't have the whip it- yet- but my electric hand mixer did a somewhat adequate job of frothing....
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! :)V.

  17. Thanks. I just used coconut milk w/ curry paste and a bit of honey to make a curry cream that can be dispensed on Thai dishes, meats, etc.