Caramel & Coconut Brownies (Gluten Free and Dairy Free)

Caramel and Coconut brownies (Gluten Free and Dairy Free) - Life With Cass

Recently I’ve seen a lot of “Samoa” inspired recipes going around Pinterest (you know, that totally delicious Girl Scout cookie with the cookie, chocolate, caramel and coconut). It prompted me to create these gorgeous brownies!

I found this recipe for coconut cream caramel a while back and these brownies seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out! Since I’ve gone dairy free (read about why I’m dairy free in this post), I am so fascinated in trying out new recipes with dairy replacements. My experience has been that most of the time you can totally make food without dairy that tastes just as delicious as food with dairy! You just have to get a little bit creative. Read More

Easy Chocolate Banana Waffles (Vegan)

Chocolate Banana Waffles Recipe (vegan)

I woke up on a Saturday morning in a serious waffle mood. I had seen a recipe for 2 ingredient waffles on Cooking With Plant’s youtube channel a while back. I was also in a chocolate mood, so I figured I would customize Anja’s 2 ingredient waffle recipe to my chocolate cravings!

Honestly, I was pretty skeptical of how waffles without any eggs or dairy would turn out. I had attempted some oat pancakes before, and they really didn’t turn out that well. But, to my joy, these waffles turned out amazing!! They weren’t tough or dense, but very fluffy and soft! All I did was use Anja’s recipe as my base and jazzed up these waffles to make them rich, decedent, and intensely chocolate filled. Read More

How To Make Healing Juice (quick and effective!)

How to make healing juice- Life With Cass

Your throat starts to hurt and you start to get a cough..you try to ignore it, but you just can’t shake the sick feeling, and you know that a cold is coming on. Been there? I am there right now and getting sick is not it my agenda!

That’s why I’m going to show you an amazing healing juice that can help prevent sickness when you feel it coming on, or truly help speed up the healing process if you are in the midst of sickness. It always helps me a ton! 

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3 Ingredient Whipped Cream (Dairy and refined sugar free!)

Who doesn’t love whipped cream? It’s creamy, fluffy, and perfect addition to every dessert. 

The downside is, that stuff in a can is full of dairy, refined sugars, and artificial flavors. But don’t fear, because I’m going to show you a recipe for whipped cream that is super creamy, rich, and sweet, but has zero dairy or refined sugars!

3 ingredient whipped cream

What you’ll need:

  • Coconut cream 
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract

(measurements are in the recipe card below)

ingredients for dairy free whipped cream

The coconut cream will be next to the coconut milk at the grocery store. If you only have a can of coconut milk in the house, you can stick in the in fridge overnight, and all the cream will rise to the top for you to scoop off. 

I got the idea for this recipe after making my >> healthy hot chocolate.<< I used coconut cream in the hot chocolate to make it super thick and rich! Definitely check it out!

After making the hot chocolate, I still had quite a bit of coconut cream left over in the fridge that needed to be used (Coconut cream will only last a week in a Tupperware in the fridge). This whipped cream is the perfect solution, since it is so versatile.

Whipping the dairy free whipped cream

Transfer your coconut cream into a bowl. If it is straight out of the can, it will be very lumpy/separated, so you may need to mash it down with a fork a bit before using a hand mixer*

Add your honey and vanilla. I put my honey in the microwave for about 10 seconds melt it down, so it would mix better. 

And whip away! It will take about 3-4 minutes for it to get nice and whipped.*

*Since the coconut cream will take a good 3-4 minutes to whip, I would recommend using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment if you own one, even though I used a hand mixture. 

Note: the texture of this whipped cream will be a bit different from dairy whipped cream. It won’t hold stiff peaks like cream would, but it will get thicker and more fluffy. 

Dairy free whipped cream

And you’re done! Now you have some sweet, rich, and creamy whipped cream that can be used for all sorts of things. It makes an amazing fruit dip- I seriously ate all these strawberries in this picture with it.

It can also be used for topping pancakes & waffles, an indulgent addition to your morning oatmeal, a sweet topping for your coffee or hot chocolate, etc. The list goes on and on!

 Dairy free whipped cream with a strawberry

Try this dairy alternative out and let me know what you think! 

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3 Ingredient Whipped Cream
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of coconut cream
  2. 2 Tbs of honey (warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds)
  3. 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Put all three ingredients in a stand mixer and mix on high with a whisk attachment for 3-4 minutes.
Notes
  1. Is best served immediately.
  2. This whipped cream will keep in the fridge in a sealed container for 1 week, but will need to be re-whipped a bit before serving.
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