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YIELDS:

4 servings

PREP TIME:

8 hours 5 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 0 mins

TOTAL TIME:

8 hours 5 mins

ingredients

1 14 Oz. Can of Coconut milk, full fat only

1 Tbsp. Sugar or sugar substitute.

¼ Tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 Tsp. Coconut extract

Fresh pineapple

1/4 Cup Toasted unsweetened coconut chips

1/4 Cup Toasted and chopped macadamia nuts

DIRECTIONS

1. Make sure your mixing bowl and beaters from a hand mixer have been refrigerated for at least 30 minutes. Make sure that the can of coconut milk has been refrigerated OVERNIGHT. It must be very, very cold to work.

2. Add the sugar and vanilla to the chilled bowl.

3. Open the can of coconut milk and drain off the liquid. You just want to use the cold, chilled solids in this recipe.

4. Whip the mixture until light and fluffy. (You will not get stiff peaks.)  Serve on your sliced pineapple. Garnish with toasted coconut chips and chopped macadamia nuts for a true tropical dessert.

NOTE:  I’m always looking for fun coconut desserts for my brother. Recently, I started “whipping” everything and when I learned you could make coconut whipped cream, I had to try it.

I had a fail or two until I got it right. You must chill everything and that coconut milk has to be in the refrigerator at least overnight. The coconut milk will form solids and liquids when chilled.  You must drain the liquid off the coconut milk. My recipe didn’t work very well with a grocery store brand that I tried so I tried again and it worked really well with The Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk, which I was able to find everywhere. Also, this did not work with low fat coconut milk (I tried.) The whipped cream held up really well overnight in the refrigerator so this can be made the day before. Note that the cream will not form stiff peaks.  This is a soft whip.

I toast both the coconut flakes and the macadamia nuts in a small pan on the stove for just a minute or two until lightly browned and fragrant.

For my brother, I added a ¼ tsp. of good coconut extract just to bump up the coconut flavor but that’s not necessary. The cream on it’s own has a very mild coconut flavor but you know the coconut is there. You decide how much coconut you like.  Definitely try this one. It is different but so easy to make if you follow my pointers.  If you want to keep that tropical theme going, try my Pineapple Shrimp Boats and finish your meal with this dessert.  Enjoy.

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