Thursday, March 3, 2011

So Delicious Coconut Cream and a Creamy Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Sometimes I am disappointed when I try new products, and sometimes I am delighted.

We can’t use soy milk here due to soy allergies. I find rice milk to be just too bland and sometimes gritty. My go to milk has been hemp – and I continue to use hemp milk of all varieties.

But cream… well that’s the holy grail as far as non-dairy milk goes. I think I’ve found the answer.

This “cream” made from coconut milk by So Delicious, really looks like cream, and it behaves like cream too!

I tried using it to make a “Creamy” vanilla frosting and I was delighted:
Creamy Vanilla Frosting

1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp Earth Balance shortening
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp coconut cream (SoDelicious)

1. Bring all ingredients to room temperature
2. Soften the Earth Balance and coconut oil in the microwave (about 30 seconds)
3. Mix confectioner’s sugar, salt, vanilla and Earth Balance/coconut oil on low speed until crumbly and well-blended
4. Add coconut cream and mix on medium-high speed for 2 minutes longer

Makes about one cup of frosting. For me this is enough for a double-decker cake.

Neither the coconut oil or the cream gives off a strong taste, allowing the vanilla to shine through.

Try it and let me know what you think!


Gail for So Delicious Dairy Free said...

Hi Colette! Thank you for sharing your Creamy Vanilla Frosting recipe. It sounds delicious, and I just retweeted it to our 8600+ twitter followers!

We're delighted that you discovered our Coconut Milk Creamer and hope you will keep finding new and exciting ways to enjoy it! Please visit our website, where you can find lots of tasty recipes (and submit your own!), download some money-saving coupons, and explore all of our delicious dairy-free beverages, yogurts, and frozen desserts!

Thanks again!

Colette said...

Gail, I'm so happy that this is becoming more available in mainstream grocery stores!

Jacque B. said...

Thank you so much for posting this. My son has had allergies for a few years but has recently been diagnosed with 20+ food allergies so far. And next week is his Birthday and I wanted to bake him a yummy cake with frosting that is Soy free, corn free, dairy free, gluten free, and nut free and this frosting will be perfect. I can't wait until I can go to the store and pick up this cream!