Friday, July 4, 2008

Strawberries and Cream

I am off to Philadelphia tomorrow for three weeks so I don't have much time to post tonight. I am sad to leave the family behind, but there just is not enough money in my research budget to take everyone along. I will be staying with friends and cooking for myself (and maybe them as well), so I will still be blogging. Philadelphia should have a lot to offer a vegan, so I hope I don't get spoiled. Tonight's post is a decadent dessert, but since fresh strawberries only come around for a few weeks every year, why not treat yourself?


INGREDIENTS
- 1 can coconut milk
- fruit sugar
- vanilla
- fresh strawberries

METHOD
1. Place coconut milk in the fridge for a few hours to let the cream rise to the top. A can of low fat coconut milk will yield about 1/3 cup of cream. If you need more, get a can of high fat coconut milk.
2. Remove can from fridge and open top with a can opener. Scoop out cream into a bowl and discard the watery stuff left behind. For every 1/3 cup (or so) of cream, whisk in a generous tbsp of sugar and a few drops of vanilla. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve over berries.

17 comments:

Jamie the Foodie said...

oh my, that looks so good! i have been sitting here craving something sweet & that bran muffin i just ate didn't really do it! i really wish i had a bowl of that right now!

i am new to blogging myself & have just gotten a blogger account, etc. but i have been reading your posts for a while now. i am so impressed at your consistency in posting & how you cater to your family & your bread baking skills & just everything! keep up the inspiration! hope you have a successful trip.

Vegan Dad said...

Jamie,
Thanks! That means a lot coming from an honest to goodness chef like yourself.

clem said...

Perhaps you might take advantage of the inspiration from your trip to Philly, and dream up veganized versions of some of the local dishes, such as Tastykakes, scrapple, stromboli and, of course, cheesesteaks.

Claire said...

OMG! My husband and I are veggies in Philly! I, in particular, am trying to stick to a true vegan diet, but I don't always make it. We love your blog, and both being from the upper midwest, we identify with your talk of snow and slow springs...and people eating pounds of meat a day.

Please, if you need recommendations or a place to meet for beer and seitan wings, please email phillysinger@gmail.com! We would love to show you around!
Vegan desserts at Govinda's are a must! And Su xing house! How fun!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness! Thanks for posting this! It just so happens that I have some prepared strawberries sitting in the fridge, and today I wanted some whipped cream or something to go on them but didn't have a good recipe, and this looks so easy to make, and I already have the ingredients and everything! I'm so glad I haven't eaten those strawberries yet!
Thanks again :)
This is the first time I've commented here, but I've been subscribed to your blog for a few weeks now, and all the recipes look so fantastic! I voted yes for a VeganDad cookbook. If you publish it, I think it would really be a hit because I don't recall seeing a kid-friendly vegan cookbook out there already. There's probably high demand for that sort of thing.

Janet said...

Good luck with your research, I hope you have fun in Philly! I'm glad you'll still be blogging because I don't know what I would do if I had to go 3 weeks without a dose of Vegan Dad recipes ;)

veg.in.the.fog said...

This looks so wonderful! I thought of using the seperated cream for something, but never had a recipe! I'll have to try this! Maybe on pie or hot cocoa as well...

thedesertlife said...

Philadelphia is AWESOME for veg*ans (and just awesome in general!)

Have fun!

nick said...

I don't know what part of philadelphia you will be in but there is a pretty nice grocery/natural food store there called Essene.
If you are in the area check it out:
http://www.essenemarket.com/

Melanie said...

While you're in Philadelphia, check out Govinda's - its at 1505 South Street. Phone 215-985-9303. They're open Thurs-Sun 5-11pm. Go to the upstairs sit-down part, downstairs is a take away (probably good as well). But upstairs is phenomenal!! All vegan menu. Sooo good. Their cheesecake, well it makes me want to drive there from Ohio right now!

Colleen said...

Make sure you hit up Gianna's Grille (http://www.giannasgrille.com/) in Philly! When my husband lived in Philly, it was his favorite spot.

Susan G said...

What a great idea with the coconut cream! Can't wait to try it. I did a strawberry post myself a few weeks ago....ah, such a short seasson.

Cherie said...

If you need help with finding things in philly, I'll try to help. You can email me. Too bad you have to be away from the wife and kids so long, though. :(

Hannah said...

So simple and yet so good- I love this sort of dessert! Plus, with local strawberries (maybe even from a u-pick) it's hard to improve on already delicious berries, so this really lets them shine.

4 Little Men & Twins said...

I just came across your blog... what wonderful recipes. I use coconut milk everyday on my fruit and Ezekiel cereal. It's SO GOOD.

thanks for sharing... i'll be back.

brittany

Tara said...

Discard the watery stuff?!? Don't waste a jewel. :)


Add it to a curry
Add it to your teriyaki noodles

Cook some rice in it-serve with stir fry

warm up some cooked rice in it with cinnamon, rasins, a bit of maple syrup (or whatever sweetner you prefer) and eat for breakfast or desert.

Katie said...

Oh wow. I just made this, and it is awesome. So awesome. Thanks for the recipe!