I love this Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream! It is creamy, rich and chocolaty, yet, not too sweet! I used this for a chia seed parfait…recipe coming soon! It was SO good!! My kids kept sneaking in the fridge and sticking their fingers in the bowl and saying..”YUM!” To be honest, I kept getting a spoon and making my rounds too! This is that good! It is absolutely heavenly!!!!
FYI this Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream is a frosting that you want to serve right away because it loses its body in warm temperatures. It is best served immediately and cold. If you want a dairy free frosting for a dessert you are making for a potluck, check out my Easy RaspberryVegan Frosting HERE. That one keeps its shape for several hours.
In this recipe, I used the cream from 2 cans of coconut milk and it made a lot of frosting. I will be using this Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting to make ice cream cakes, popsicles, ice cream and parfaits. It was really easy to make! If you are looking for a plain Coconut Whipped Cream Frosting, check out my recipe HERE.
It is great to have several cans of coconut milk in the fridge. You never know when you are going to have company and want to make a quick special treat. You can put some fruit in a bowl, top with chocolate coconut whipped cream and cacao nibs. It will look so elegant and your guests will be really impressed!
I did use a lot of cocoa powder in this recipe because it helps give the frosting more body and a deep rich flavor. The chocolate also cuts out the coconut flavor. This tastes like real whipped cream!!! Your taste buds will never know the difference!!!
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- Cream from 2 cans of coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (about 2 cups coconut cream)
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- 2-3 Tablespoons maple syrup ( I prefer 2, use 3 if you like it sweeter)
- Carefully open chilled coconut milk cans, do not shake.
- Scoop out thick cream and pour into a large mixing bowl, preferably chilled.
- Whip coconut cream on high speed with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form. Add cocoa powder, vanilla extract, stevia, almond extract and maple syrup and continue whipping until ingredients are well incorporated. Serve immediately or store in the fridge in a sealed container. Use Chocolate Coconut Whipped Cream within 2-3 days.
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