So a fun, weird fact about me. I love the idea, smell and flavor of coffee...but don't drink the stuff. And I come from a looong line of coffee drinkers. Listen, I would love to be one of those cool sophisticated retro hip moms never to be seen without a cup of Joe in their fun, whimsical coffee mugs, but what can I tell you, I'm a hippie tea drinker at heart. Once upon a time I worked in a coffee shop and can you believe I never once had a cup of coffee! Okay, I would have a latte now and then (and thus wouldn't sleep for like 3 days), but never just a straight cup of coffee. But I seriously LOVE everything about coffee, it just doesn't agree with me (and by me I'm referring to my weak little stomach). Scott doesn't drink it either - he's my tea loving partner in crime. During my coffee shop days my beverage (drug) of choice was Oregon Chai Tea. Amazing! After Scott and I moved in together, we made our own Chai teas and would sip them together in our tiny little apartment and have deep conversations about Dawson's Creek, and deliberate over which band we were going to see downtown on Friday night.
Ah, those were the days.
So I was craving a coffee flavored something and created this incredibly satisfying whipped dessert. This is crazy good! It tastes like a creamy, delicious mousse. This would be fabulous on top of your vegan ice creams or milkshakes, on a cookie, or as an icing on a cake. I have several thoughts on the matter. So stay tuned!
-1 can full fat coconut milk (keep in refrigerator for a few days). I use this brand because of this issue.
-2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup
-1 teaspoon coffee flavor
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1. Scoop out all of the coconut cream from can and add to your favorite mixing bowl. Save the coconut water for another day.
2. To the cream add the maple syrup, coffee flavor, and vanilla.
3. Whip with a hand mixer until well incorporated.
4. Transfer to glass storage and allow whipped cream to cool and set up in fridge before use.
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