Creamy, delicious, easy and highly addictive. Check out this very easy vegan coconut desert that will blow your mind!
Coconut products belong to the all time favorites in my kitchen (actually I get a serious panick attack the moment I realize there is nothing left in the cupboard 🙂 !)
This fruit is healthy, yummy and provides great vegan substitutes for cream and milk.
While coconut cream mostly serves as a whipped cream alternative for vegan deserts, I created a desert that doesn’t need any extras. Easy to make, super delicious and sugar-free.
Preparation time: 5 M
200 ml of coconut cream
5 dates (soaked)
some drops of vanilla aroma or a tiny bit of fresh vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of speculoos spice mix (cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, star anise and clove)
topping: pumpkin or sesame seeds / fresh berries
Put coconut milk (canned) in the fridge overnight, making sure not to shake or tip the can to encourage separation of the cream and liquid. Remove the coconut cream or milk from the fridge without tipping or shaking. Scrape out the top, thickened cream and leave the liquid behind (Don’t throw it away! You can reserve it for use in smoothies or golden milk). Put a jar into the fridge for about 10 minutes. Blend the soaked dates until they have a creamy consistency and put the cream into the jar. Then add the other ingredients and whip until evenly mixed.
Serve with pumpkin or sesame or other seeds or nuts or berries – possibilities are endless. Of course this cream also tastes pretty amazing with fresh fruit! You might as well create a more fancy version and add cacao powder or matcha tea! As the coconut cream does not have much taste of its own you can use it as a basic ingredient for countless mousse-recipes!
Have fun trying and good appetite!
Cinnamon: packed with a variety of protective antioxidants | anti-inflammatory effects | has natural anti-microbial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal and anti-viral anti-diabetic effects | protects against bacteria living in the oral microflora that could cause bad breath, tooth decay, cavities or mouth infections
Coconut milk: positive effect on cholesterol levels | helps to reduce inflammation in your system | helps to fight bacteria and viruses | contains a high amount of fiber | rich in numerous minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and zinc
Dates: packed with an impressive list of phyotnutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are essential for normal growth, development, and overall well-being | rich in dietary fiber | anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-hemorrhagic (prevent easy bleeding tendencies) properties | excellent source of iron, calcium, manganese, copper, and magnesium