Recently, I’ve been craving whipped cream. I blame the all the pie commercials now that it is holiday season. My sister can squelch any similar cravings by squirting Reddi whip into her mouth, but I needed a different solution.
So I created Whipped Coconut Pudding. It’s like eating a bowl full of whipped cream. Except this whipped cream is touched with festive spices, dairy free and nourishing!
Since going grain-free, gelatin is my go-to for creamy desserts and even baked goods. In this recipe, coconut milk “jello” transforms from a solid into a light and fluffy pudding.
- 1 cup light canned coconut milk (if using full fat, reduce gelatin to 2 tsp.)
- 4 tsp. grassfed gelatin
- 1 Tbs. honey
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger (these spices can be omitted for a Plain Whipped Cream-y taste)
- ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom
- ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
- Fresh fruit for serving
- In a small bowl, stir together ¼ cup coconut milk and the gelatin. This ensures the gelatin dissolves without clumps.
- Heat the remaining coconut milk in a small saucepan. When simmering, whisk in the softened gelatin mixture. Whisk until dissolved.
- Place in the fridge until set, at least 4 hours.
- When gelatin is set, scoop it out into a food processor or blender.
- Add the sweetener of your choice and the spices. Pureé until creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Taste and adjust sweetener/spices, if needed.
This looks so easy and good! I will definitely have to give it a try! 🙂
Yep, very easy! Enjoy!
What a clever idea to use gelatin! I’ve been using it in a lot of stuff and I even made a dessert souffle with it. I never thought of using it to help make a better coconut milk whipped cream.
I’ve been experimenting with gelatin recently, too, and it is my new favorite ingredient!
Looks great, this recipe! Where I live gelatin powder is very hard to get. Can I also use agar agar??
Thnx for answering.
Hi Chaan! I suggest trying to find grassfed gelatin, as it is really a healing superfood. I can’t find it where I live, so I order it on Amazon. It’s called Great Lakes gelatin. Agar agar would probably work in this recipe–I’ve never used it before, though. I’ve heard it has to dissolve at a higher temperature so you would need to heat the coconut milk more.
Hi Lauren! Thanks for your answer. I want to try this recipe together with some other desserts for Christmas. So because of time I try it with agar agar then. Will continue my search for grass fed gelatine. Saw somewhere on internet that ordering to Europe is very expensive. And I’m on a strict budget now. But I do like it to know that grass fed gelatine is a superfood.
Can I use one in green can?