Try this plant-based strawberry shortcake recipe featuring your Vitamix
Nothing is easier than making plant-based whipped cream in your Vitamix.
And nothing is tastier than whipped cream and strawberries.
So all you gotta do is add the shortcake. 🙂
This recipe for vegan strawberry shortcakes is:
- Very impressive
Put some coconut cream on your shopping list, you’re going to want to make these this weekend!
Dairy-free desserts that actually taste good
There’s always room for dessert.
I don’t discriminate, if it is sweet, I’d like some, please.
In fact, most nights after dinner I ask Lenny, “What’s for sugar?” (Meaning: what’s for dessert?)
But dairy-free desserts have often left me dissatisfied.
Yes, butter and cream help make things delicious. But if you don’t eat dairy, shouldn’t you still be able to “get your dessert on?”
You should. You can. You will.
Because we just made these mouth-watering shortcakes.
We mixed both the whipped cream and the batter for the biscuits in the new 48 oz. Vitamix Ascent Series Container. For a baking project, that’s barely any dishes.
They came together in no time and are pretty foolproof.
Plus they are very, very pretty. 🙂
And when dessert is easy and pretty it’s a perfect thing to serve to your guests. We think these would be perfect for:
- A kid’s birthday party.
- A kosher meal serving meat for dinner.
- A summertime BBQ.
Or, in our case, for dinner last night!
Give this recipe a try, and let us know how it goes in the comments below!
Other Noteworthy Versions
- I Love Vegan: Vegan Strawberry Shortcake
A delicious, easy, plant-based strawberry shortcake.
- strawberries - 1 pint
- WHIPPED CREAM
- coconut cream (chilled) - 14 oz. can (414 mL)
- vanilla extract - 1 Tbsp. (15 mL)
- (optional) powdered sugar - 1/4 cup (25 g)
- flour of choice - 1 3/4 cup
- sugar of choice - 1/4 cup
- baking powder - 2 tsp.
- salt - 1/2 tsp.
- coconut oil (chilled) - 1/4 cup
- vanilla almond milk - 3/4 cup
- vanilla extract - 1 tsp.
- Chill a can of coconut cream in the refrigerator overnight
- Chill your coconut oil in the refrigerator overnight
- Wash and slice strawberries
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Scoop off the separated solid top of the coconut cream
- Add coconut cream, vanilla, and sugar to Vitamix container
- Blend on high for 20 seconds (use tamper to push into blade)
- Put in a bowl, cover, and refridgerate
- Wash the Vitamix container
- Put dry ingredients into the clean & dry Vitamix container
- Pulse on low speed 3 times
- Add the chilled coconut oil (chopped into fourths)
- Blend on speed 5 for 25 seconds until crumbs form
- Add the wet ingredients
- Blend on speed 5 for 30 seconds, just until a batter forms
- Scoop onto floured surface
- Flatten with your hands into a 1.5 inch thick square
- Use a juice glass to cut out rounds (should make 6-8)
- Place on cookie sheet covered in silpat or parchment paper
- Bake on 400 F for about 15 minutes (you’re looking for the tops to turn golden)
- Remove and let cool
- Slice biscuit in half
- Place some whipped cream and strawberries in the middle
- Place the top back on and add more cream and strawberries
- Snap a pic and tag #lifeisNOYOKE
Useful tips for Strawberry Shortcake
This is not a “healthy” recipe, per se. We used all-purpose flour and granulated sugar in our first batch. You can use whatever flour (almond, oat, gluten-free, etc) and sugar combo you’d like.
We have made these twice: once with granulated sugar and once with coconut sugar. Both tasted great, but the coconut sugar made the biscuits a bit darker in color (pictured above).
The coconut oil will cool into a solid. Chop it up into fourths before putting into the Vitamix container. If there’s still large chunks after blending, keep blending for a couple of seconds.
When opening your can of coconut cream, flip it upside down and open from the bottom. That way you can pour out the liquid and scoop the solids off the “top”.
Don’t make your whipped cream ahead of time. Make it before starting the biscuits to get perfect consistency. (If you leave the cream in the fridge after it’s been whipped for too long, it solidifies.)
Want a quick tutorial on how to make whipped cream in a high-speed blender? Check out our friend, Blending With Henry’s, video. Demo starting at 16:35.
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