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Vanilla Coconut Cream Pudding (aka Fruit Dip) – Only 3 Ingredients!

by Lisa on February 9, 2012

Yesterday, I feasted on kale chips (yes, the entire batch), and today I ate a truckload of coconut cream pudding. I should call it fruit dip, but I didn’t dip anything — I just ate it with a spoon, half at lunch and half at dinner. It was not a couple days of great variety for me. And I’m ok with that—I was feeling uninspired and didn’t feel like going to the store.

Regardless, everything I ate was amazing.

Lately, I’ve been using a lot of high quality coconut products because I’m a fan of the medium chain triglycerides in the oil/cream, and the fiber and protein in the flour.

Note: Last time I talked about coconut, I mentioned that Tropical Traditions would have to give me a really good reason to switch over from Wilderness Family Naturals coconut products…and the next day, they had a buy 1 get 1 sale on coconut oil (so I bought 1 and got 1 for myself and my mom). So far, my honest opinion is that I like the Wilderness Family Naturals oil better (but Trop is darn good too!).

Vanilla Coconut Cream Pudding (aka fruit dip)

8oz refrigerated coconut cream – I use the Wilderness Family Naturals 8oz tetra pack (but you can used canned)
1 scoop of  vanilla protein powder – you can leave this out and just use vanilla extract if you want to (I used Jay Robb Egg White Protein—I accidentally ordered this instead of whey, and it works amazingly well in recipes that need a little vanilla fluffiness!)
1 dropper full of vanilla stevia -or- 2 Tbsp other sweetener (adjust amount to taste)

Mix all ingredients until smooth. You can do it by hand, but it gets fluffier and smoother if you use a mixer with the whisk attachment. You can eat it right away, but it will be even better after it chills and thickens in the fridge for a while.

Note: I realize this is so simple, it can barely be counted as a recipe. At the same time, it’s so good, it deserves a whole post to itself!

I love the texture of this. Maybe even more than the texture of dark chocolate avocado pudding...No, wait, I think I love them both equally in their own ways.

I tried to make a chocolate version, and it wasn’t as good—I used cocoa bean extract and cocoa powder…not great. But, I’ll keep tinkering. I have some strawberry protein powder, so I may try that next. I love how eating coconut fat makes my skin glow-y and not wrinkly!

This really would be a great fruit dip—it’s all fat and protein (swoon), so you really don’t need a lot to feel full.

Technically it's 8.45oz...not exactly 8. This recipe, like most of mine, are not based on an exact science---obviously you should always alter the ingredients to your own tastes (so taste test a lot!)

 

Do you love pudding or would you prefer to make something like this a dip? :-)

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  • Heather (Where’s the Beach)

    I would totally just have that straight up!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    I won’t lie, it was all I had for dinner tonight! (I ate plenty of veggies earlier, so I’m just going with it…)

  • http://www.thenondairyqueen.com/ Sarena

    I love it both ways! Why limit ourselves? This sounds amazing!

  • http://spinachandspice.com/ sarah@spinachandspice

    Fun fact: Vanilla pudding (butterscotch is a close second) is my favorite food EVER. ever ever.

    I will definitely be whipping this up soon! The ingredient list certainly beats the JellO Pudding Cups. The addition of coconut really puts it over the top :)

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    Good point—maybe next time I’ll dip!
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  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    I’m an avid vanilla pudding fan, and feel exactly the same way about the ingredient list on pudding cups—the coconut vanilla is awesome, and it has this amazing silky texture!
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  • http://purplebirdblog.com Christin@purplebirdblog

    The phrase “vanilla fluffiness” is making me smile in a huge way.  I am coveting your vanilla fluffy awesomeness.  :)

  • http://www.1970kikiproject.wordpress.com/ cathy@1970kikiproject

    thanks for sharing your “recipe,” lisa! glad you enjoyed your pudding!
    i like icing consistency for something like this…so i guess more on the pudding side than on the dip side.
    it was meant to be for you to try that tropical traditions coconut oil, given that sale! at least it’s not terrible.
    i hope you do come up with a choco version – and please share if you do!
    happy weekend!

  • http://fitchocoholic.blogspot.com/ Gen

    Yum! That sounds very delicious!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    I’m a icing consistency lover too—I’m trying not to make this again today (I think I should try for a little variety…but, who knows!).
    I’ll keep experimenting with chocolate.
    I hope you have a great day, Cathy!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    There’s not much in the kitchen that makes me smile more than vanilla fluffiness :-)

  • Anonymous

    You crack me up Lisa. If I had this coconut cream pudding in my fridge, I’d eat the entire bowl too. Coconut is my all time favorite flavor with almond in a close second.
    I really want to make this soon. I’m thinking it would be great to have with berries for breakfast.

    I just ordered some products from Wilderness Family Naturals online so you owe me $32.10! ;)

    Can’t wait to make this!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    Haha! That’s a steal! I think my last Wilderness order was over $100 :-) This would be awesome for breakfast with some berries. I may do that tomorrow!

  • http://fitapproach.com/ Alyse

    Taste test a lot? Yes, ma’am. Hands down the best reason to cook! :)

  • http://thehealthybeehive.com/ Jane

    I’m definitely going to have to get some coconut cream!  That just looks amazing!  I’ve gotten my coconut oil in the past from Tropical Traditions, but I am going to check out Wilderness Family!  You aren’t being so good to my wallet either .. hemp seeds… coconut cream.. lol!

  • http://www.DiningAndDishing.com/ Dining and Dishing

    Sounds awesome! I love coconut – reminds me of being at the beach even when it’s below freezing outside :)

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    It all balances out with the money you save by making your own kombucha and cheese!!! :)

  • http://www.the-new-healthy.com/ Stefanie @TheNewHealthy

    Yum! This definitely deserves it on post! Now I just need to find that coconut cream. :)

  • http://www.pure2raw.com/ Pure2raw twins

    never tried this brand of coconut cream, sounds great!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    I highly recommend it…Wilderness Family Naturals is my fave!

  • http://www.thrive-style.com Lisakthrives

    I order it online from Wilderness Family Naturals because I don’t want to get the canned variety… I’m sure there are other places/sites to order it from too—I’m not really sure about the Canada shipping aspects of it though!

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