Hurricane Sandy is whippin it up outside...so we
...started to whip it up in here
COCONUT WHIP CREAM
and what -
Vegan (nearly raw) Punkin' Cheesecake
*practice now and it will be perfect by THANKSGIVING!
2/3 C coconut meat
1/2C coconut water
1/4C soaked macadamia nuts
2T coconut syrup or maple syrup
1t lemon juice
1/2t vanilla flavor ( not extract) or vanilla bean
pinch of salt
1/2 coconut oil
1/4 C dates
1 drop of vanilla flavor
pinch of sea salt
*various sized spring form pans for your pie(s)
*pulse the pecans in a food processor adding dates until the mixture starts to clump together
If your dates are not super moist add a drop of water.
1C pumpkin (cooked) pumpkin puree
4T lucima powder (info on this see below)
6T maple syrup (grade B)
2t vanilla flavor or vanilla bean
1/2C + 2T coconut butter (liquefied)
5t liquid cacao 'butter'
*Blend the first group of ingredients in a high speed blender until creamy - do it in batches or what your blender can handle
*Add the last three items and puree completely. Pour into your crust and refrigerate or freeze for up to 8 hrs or until firm
** what is lucima powder you say?
Lucima powder is a sweet and edible fruit from the lucima tree. Resembling a pursimmon in appearance it is loaded with beta-caroten, nacin (vitamin B) and Iron. it has a sweet and distinctive flavor - much like maple syrup. You can find it in your health food stores next to the cacao!