Friday Foodie Fix- Whipped Cream

Friday Foodie Fix

Today’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Whipped Cream.  Don’t email me, I realize it’s not a single ingredient but it is fun to make and eat.  Living dairy free has forced me to get creative making whipped cream.  I think I finally found a whipped cream to rival any made with dairy.  The whipped cream I make from coconut milk is so luxurious and delicious.

This week was my oldest son’s 21st birthday, so I thought I would take this whipped cream and use it for an icing for his birthday cake.  First I baked the Carrot Cake found in Elana Amsterdam’s Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook.  For more great recipes with almond flour visit her website, Elana’s Pantry.  For the icing I used my recipe for whipped cream and added 1 TBS of coconut milk.  I don’t even melt it, I just added it to the mixer.  It worked great and 3 days later it’s held up great on the cake and in the middle layer.

So what are you creating with whipped cream?  I can’t wait to see what you share this week.  Please make sure you share the link love and add the link to this page onto your recipe page.  For all of the rule and past ingredients, please visit the Friday Foodie Fix Page (now alphabetical).

Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ………….. Basil!

18 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix- Whipped Cream

  1. Jenn August 5, 2010 at 10:05 pm #

    Wow I'm so impressed that you made such a great looking dairy free whipped cream! The one I'm sharing today I don't know if you can make dairy free, but it was tasty – pistachios, a little butter, powdered sugar, then sour cream and heavy cream. Sweet, nutty, and a little tang all in one :)

    • Diane August 6, 2010 at 2:43 am #

      Jenn- Love the idea of adding pistachios. Thank you for sharing. I bet you could use the coconut milk instead of heavy cream. It's very thick after being in the frig for 2 days.

  2. Katrina (gluten free August 6, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    I have been skipping all recipes with whipped cream because I'm dairy-free. I need to make this!!!

    • Diane August 6, 2010 at 5:57 pm #

      Katrina- Where there is a will there is a way. I really wanted whipped cream one day and thought, why not. We love it! Be warned, it's really good.

  3. gfe--gluten free eas August 6, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    Great looking cake, Diane! I love your version and my honey version of whipped cream using coconut milk. Now we have Jenn's to fantastize about, too. :-)

    Shirley

    • Diane August 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm #

      Shirley- Poor Andy has not gotten too much of his own cake. We've all been nibbling on it.

  4. Kim - Cook It Allerg August 6, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    I added my Chocolate Fondue recipe because I talk about how the Mimic Creme that I use in this recipe also has a Dairy Free version of whipped cream that really whips AWESOME!!

    Katrina, you should check out Mimic Creme's Healthy Top. It is Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Soy Free (though NOT Nut Free): http://www.mimiccreme.com/healthy.html

    • Diane August 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

      Kim- I've heard people rave about that cream. I believe it has ingredients I can't eat but it's nice to have options for those who can eat it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Kim - Cook It Allerg August 6, 2010 at 9:48 am #

    Jenn! I left a comment on your blog, but had to tell you again that that Pistachio Cream looks amazing! I use Pistachios all of the time. In fact, about to post my Pistachio pesto recipe. But never thought to use them for something like this! I love this idea! ;0)

  6. Kathleen @I Made Toa August 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    I added my photos of my Caramel Crunch Cake. It's pretty customizable since you have layers of meringue which you can flavour, then the whipped cream layer, then top however you like. Next time I make it, I am changing it up a little but haven't decided how yet.

    • Diane August 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

      Kathleen- Wow, that looks so delicious. I think if I made that I would eat the whole thing. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Heather August 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    I’ve got a can of coconut milk in the frig ready for me to whip up – per your suggestion. Just haven’t actually done it yet. Maybe this weekend.

  8. Heidi @adventuresofa August 9, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    I shared a recipe for dairy-free chocolate pudding using the MimicCreme Healthy Top dairy-free, soy-free whipped cream…it is to die for!! :-D

    I have an aversion to coconut, so I don't do well with the canned coconut milk. Diane, can your recipe be made with So Delicious Coconut Milk too?

    • Diane August 10, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

      Heidi- Thank you for sharing your recipe. Tell me about your aversion to coconut. My story was I hated coconut. What I have realized is I don't like the shredded coconut in food. I don't like that taste or texture. Now coconut milk whipped cream is completely different. Not sure about the So Delicious. It's too thin. You need the chilled coconut milk to get a good whip.

  9. Jenn/CinnamonQuill August 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    I can't believe it is that stable! I've been meaning to try your recipe…but I keep thinking, is it really possible?!?! ;-) Yum, wish you'd made that cake for me!

    Would it be ok to feature this photo and a link to this post on my new site, GlutenFreeFeed.com? It is kind of like Tastespotting, but GF.

    Thanks :)

    • Diane August 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

      Jenn- It makes a great topping. Yes, you can post my photo. Let me know if you need me to send you anything. What a great idea. I can’t wait to go check out that website.

  10. Audrey Hibbard July 13, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Looking for a dairy free; nut free; whip cream receipe.
    Thank you,
    Audrey

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