Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peach and cocoa cream (Vegan)



I had a mission: present my lovely fruit salad of diced oranges and pears topped with home-made vegan pear ice-cream and a hint of honey. Time wasn't on my side though and the ice-cream thickened only after it was dark outside. No matter how I tried to photograph the plate, it just wasn't as good as day-light photographed food. That's probably because I'm only equipped with a flash, but also because I'm clueless how to be creative with the lights at home. Truth be told, right now it doesn't make the top of my list of tricks to learn anyway.

Since the pear ice-cream is a simplified version of the peach and cocoa cream, I'll dedicate this post to the latter.

Ingredients

3 peaches
1 banana
20 g almonds
400 g coconut milk
1 1/2 spoon cocoa powder
2 t. sp.  honey

Method

1. Mix the coconut milk with the honey.
2. Peal the peaches and start blending them with the banana and the almonds. Continuously add 320 g. coconut milk and blend until smooth.
3. Pour the mixture in serving glasses/ bowls, leaving a little space for a tiny layer of the cocoa cream.
4. Combine the remaining coconut milk with the cocoa powder until well integrated.
5. Pour the cocoa cream on top and keep the layer thin. (The cocoa layer is a bit bitter, as I don't add more honey, but I like the contrast it creates. Feel free to adjust!)
6. Let the cream refrigerate for an hour, so it can thicken. Serve cold!



Vegan desserts - the kind that makes you feel good even after the plate is empty! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! :)




6 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this recipe! It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure the slight bitterness is a lovely contrast in this dessert. I enjoy desserts with layers of flavors and depth, this recipe certainly accomplishes that! Found you through FoodBuzz and boy am I glad I did, you have some gorgeous stuff on your blog! I am now following to keep up with your posts. Have a good one! =]

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    1. Thank you! That's exactly what I love about this recipe as well! :) The fact that it's super healthy is an added bonus.

      I'm also looking forward to reading about your creations! All the best! :)

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  2. Altså hvor ser det godt ud, det må jeg helt sikkert prøve :-)

    Mange hilsner
    Birthe

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    1. Tak Birthe! Jeg håber du kan lide det. Du kan prøve den også med andre frugter for forskellige smag.

      Knus! :)

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