**This giveaway is now closed, congratulations to Vannett for winning!!!**
.Before we get to the coconut whipped cream recipe and the giveaway, I’m so excited to announce that my new site design is finally finished!!! What do you think? I still have a few minor changes I would like to make in the future, but for the most part it’s finally done!! Thanks for everyone who has stuck with me during all of the changes. While I liked my other site, I wanted one that was brighter and not as busy with the focus being on my recipes – and I think this site design does exactly that. I love the slider on the homepage and the clean, fresh design. Here are some of the details:
The theme is called Tweak Me v2 Theme from Nose Graze and everything about it is easy, customizable, and comes with great customer support which I love! The banner at the top and logo is from Jamie at Fresh Lavender Designs, and Jamie was amazing to work with. I asked her to make revision after revision, and she was always very kind and patient and kept redoing it until it was perfect.
Search By Diet:
I have a new tab on my navigation bar entitled “Special Diets” where you can look up recipes by diet including Paleo, Nut Free, Egg Free, AIP, Vegan, and Whole30. As of right now I don’t have all the recipes listed because I have to add each recipe one by one, but hopefully in the next month or so I will have them all nicely filed away.
For those of you who follow me by e-mail, I’m sure you noticed lots of changes! Instead of getting an automatic e-mail each time I post new content, I now send a weekly or bi-monthly newsletter with links to all my latest content and news so your Inbox isn’t bombarded with constant e-mails! If you want to sign up for my newsletter, I have a box where you can do so on the right hand side of my site and the bottom of this post 🙂
AAANNNDDD…. to celebrate the launch of my new site…
I’m hosting a giveaway!!!!
The giveaway is to win a Stainless Steel Whipped Cream Dispenser with 5 chargers!!! A Close friend of mine gave me one as a gift recently and I decided it was pretty much the best gift ever! I love that I can just reach into the fridge and spray light and fluffy whipped cream onto berries, desserts, or even straight into my mouth – how amazing is that!?! To enter, all you have to do fill out the form below. You can earn up to 3 entries by visiting my Facebook page, leaving a comment below, and for following me by e-mail 🙂
*To be eligible, you must be 18 or older and live in the continental Unites States. Entries will close on Friday, July 14th at 11:00 pm central time. I will announce the winner on Monday, July 17th so be sure to check your e-mail and my Facebook page to see if you won!!!
Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe:
And to go along with the whipped cream dispenser, I have a super easy dairy free coconut whipped cream recipe to share with you! It took me quite awhile to get the recipe perfect since whipped cream dispensers are made specifically for cows milk whipped cream and not coconut whipped cream. Cows milk whipped cream has a thick but pour-able consistency with a higher fat content than coconut milk. Some people add coconut oil to increase the fat content but I found that since coconut oil hardens when cold it tended to clog up the nozzle. After many tries though, I finally got the consistency and the fat content perfect by adding additional coconut cream!! I also added gelatin because, not only does gelatin have a ton on health benefits, it makes it extra creamy and helps stabilize and thicken the cream. I hope you love it as much as we do! And don’t worry, if you don’t have a whipped cream dispenser I didn’t forget about you! I have instructions to make it by hand as well 🙂
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To Make Coconut Whipped Cream Without A Whipped Cream Dispenser:
- Coconut Cream ONLY from 2 Cans of Full Fat Canned Coconut Milk (for coconut cream, place full fat canned coconut milk in the refrigerator for 24 hours, then scoop out the coagulated cream)
- 2-3 Tbsp. Honey
- 3-5 Drops Vanilla Stevia (or additional honey)
- 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
- 1/4 C Cold Water
- 1/2 tsp. Unflavored Gelatin
- Add the coconut cream, honey, stevia, lemon juice, and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. It can be mixed by hand, in a blender, or food processor.
- Place the water in microwavable safe container and evenly sprinkle the gelatin over the water to soften. Once softened, place in microwave and bring to boil, 15-20 seconds. Whisk with a fork until fully dissolved, removing any clumps.
- Add the gelatin mixture to the coconut cream and mix well.
- Cover and place in the refrigerator until thickened, about 1 hour.
- 1 Can Full-Fat Canned Coconut Milk, Thai Kitchen Brand
- 1 Cup Coconut Cream*
- 2 -3 Tbsp Honey, to taste
- 3 - 5 drops Vanilla Stevia, to taste (or add additional honey)
- 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla
- ¼ C Cold Water
- ½ tsp. Unflavored Gelatin
- Combine the coconut milk, coconut cream, honey, vanilla stevia, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. It can be mixed by hand, with a blender, or a food processor.
- Place the water in a microwaveable safe container and evenly sprinkle the gelatin over the water to soften. Once softened, place in microwave and bring to a boil, 15 - 20 seconds. Whisk with a fork until fully dissolved, removing any clumps as they will clog the dispenser.
- Pour into coconut milk mixture and mix well.
- Pour the cream into the whipped cream dispenser and screw on lid.
- Then, add a charger to the charger holder.
- Screw the charger holder on firmly until the N2O is released with a hissing noise. Shake the dispenser vertically 4-8 times and place in refrigerator to chill at least 1 hour, or until cream is cold. Cream will be runny if not chilled long enough.
- Before serving, shake container two to five times pointing down forcing the cream towards the nozzle. Gently pull trigger to serve.
- Stays good in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- When unscrewing the lid after use, point it away from your body and into the sink as the contents have a lot of pressure and may explode. This can not only make a big mess but can be dangerous.