Belgium waffles, fresh cut fruit, pure maple syrup ….. oh and that lovely homemade plump of whipped cream…YUM. That right there is a breakfast I LIVE for. Of course only on the weekends and I try to only have it one day. But still, I dream about such decadence for my belly LOL. Now sadly for my poor lactose intolerant husband, he has had to pretend like that whipped cream does not belong on his crispy belgium waffle, that it is something he has imagined. Till now! Cue in Coconut milk. I often will substitute cream in recipes with coconut milk, it has just the right thickness and often compliments the meal quite nicely. Now I have been seeing coconut whipped cream pop up all over the vegan blogs, this is just my version. Though I am sure it’s someone else’s as well. Now here are the instructions, and sadly this does need to be thought out the night before or at least several hours before you need it. BUT it is extremely simple.
- 1 can coconut milk (full fat and this is VERY important)
- 1tbsp confectioners sugar (a lot of brands are Gluten Free, but just be careful & read the back)
- 1tsp pure vanilla extract
Directions: The night before, place can of coconut milk in the fridge(VERY important), the next day, place bowl and whisk attachment for mixer in freezer for 5-10minutes, take out can of coconut milk, flip it UPSIDE down and open, you will have a bunch of liquid on top, take that liquid and pour it in a separate bowl(you may need this or can use it for smoothies etc), take the thick stuff at the bottom of the can and put it in your mixer bowl, turn on your mixer to HIGH speed and let the magic happen! Add confectioners sugar and vanilla extract, if you find that it is REALLY thick, add 1tsp of the reserved coconut liquid. If you still find it is thick, add a little more.
Now I have found that organic coconut milk will have separated the liquid from the fat, but the non organic will just be a VERY thick liquid. If it hasn’t separated, no worries, just use the thick liquid. But if it isn’t a full fat coconut milk, it won’t work. Full fat should be roughly 120 calories for a can with 11g of fat.
YUMMY! I buy a couple cans at a time and leave them in the back of the fridge, you never know when a random belgium waffle impulse may occur.
When I was taking these photos, it happened to also turn into a kitty photo shoot. The camera just loves Tia!
I hope everyone had a sweet Valentines Day! We don’t really celebrate it ourselves. But I did get a Special Valentines day present that was sitting at my door when I got home!
Thank You Mott’s Garden Cocktails for these! The roses smelled amazing and those little cocktails are delicious!
I also may have gotten my little furry valentine a gift
Any of you that have a cat, get them this brand of catnip toys. Tia has never liked a toy soo much. I have gotten them for some friends kitties before, and they all go NUTS for them.
She flicks them up in the air and goes crazy.
Today we are off to “Mardi Gras” at our convention centre. Should be a great time, good food, awesome music! Hope everyone has a great weekend 🙂
Question: What is your favorite breakfast food? Mine clearly is belgium waffles 🙂