Coconut Sour Cream Low-Carb Recipe from Fat Fast Cookbook
This recipe is included in our Fat Fast Cookbook by Dana Carpender, Amy Dungan, and Rebecca Latham.
Some of you are avoiding dairy. Fortunately, it is possible to make quite nice sour coconut cream—I learned how to do this while writing 500 Paleo Recipes. Here’s how:
Coconut Sour Cream Recipe from Fat Fast Cookbook
Some of you are avoiding dairy. Fortunately, it is possible to make quite nice sour coconut cream
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon yogurt starter
- Let a can of coconut milk sit in the fridge overnight, without disturbing it. Then open it, taking off the whole lid. You will find that the fatty part of the coconut milk—the coconut cream—has risen to the top. Scoop this off into a snap-top container. You can discard the watery part, or give it to the dog, water a plant, whatever.
- Let the coconut cream soften at room temperature. Now whisk in a teaspoon of yogurt starter—or, for that matter, of yogurt; you can buy coconut yogurt at health food stores if you have to be really, strictly dairy-free. I have also pulled apart a probiotic capsule and used the contents as a starter, with good results. Just get some nice acidophilus and/or bifidus bacteria in there. Whisk the whole thing up thoroughly.
- Put on the lid, and put your coconut cream in a warm place. A yogurt maker is ideal, if you have one. I line a mixing bowl with an old heating pad set on low, and settle the container down in it, then drape a tea towel across the top to hold in the heat. You could also put your container over a floor heat register, with a mixing bowl inverted over it to hold in the heat. Anyway, let your coconut cream incubate for 12 hours or so—I let mine sit overnight.
You may find your cultured coconut cream looks kind of gray and uninspiring when it’s done incubating. Refrigerate it for a day, and you will find it becomes much more appetizing. I used this coconut sour cream in many recipes while writing 500 Paleo Recipes, and it worked just like dairy sour cream, though of course it has a coconut flavor. It’s also slightly sweeter than dairy sour cream. Still, you can substitute it one-for one in any recipe in this book that calls for sour cream.
Unfortunately, I don’t have nutrition stats on this; I don’t know how to calculate for the watery part that’s discarded. I would count it the same as dairy sour cream, and call it near enough for government work.
The good news is that the fat in coconut cream is more ketogenic than the fat in dairy sour cream.
Here’s What You’ll Get In The Fat Fast Cookbook
50 Delicious Low Carb / High Fat Recipes:
These quick and easy-to-prepare recipes are written by Dana Carpender, Managing Editor of CarbSmart and author of 500 Paleo Recipes with contributions by low carb bloggers Amy Dungan and Rebecca Latham.
The Science Behind the Fat Fast:
Dana Carpender explains the science of the Fat Fast, it’s history and why and how it works.
Using the Fat Fast in Your Low Carb Lifestyle:
The Fat Fast is a short-term tool for jump-starting your low carb weight loss. Dana details strategies for incorporating the Fat Fast into your long-term Low Carb diet plans.
Easy to Find Ingredients For Your Fat Fast Recipes:
We include a list of easy-to-find foods and ingredients you’ll need for your Fat Fast recipes whether you purchase them in your local supermarket or online.
What Is Nutritional Ketosis and Why is It Important:
Our Low Carb Diet experts describe what Nutritional Ketosis is, how it works and how it will help you jump-start your low-carb weight loss and help you lose the pounds!
Glossary and Other Resources:
A glossary of low carb terms and concepts are included plus other resources to help you do the Fat Fast and Nutritional Ketosis and succeed at your low carb lifestyle.
Low Carb / High Fat recipes
- Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
- Yogurt Parfait
- Jalapeno Poppers
- Fettuccine with Pancetta Cream
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bombs
- Fat Fast Mac-and-Cheese
- Mocha Mascarpone Mousse
- French Vanilla Iced Coffee
- Coconut Flax Bread
- Sweet-and-Tangy Macaroni Salad
- Coco Cocoa Fat Bombs
- Butter-Roasted Pecans
- Asparagus with Wasabi Mayonnaise
- Curried Coconut Cream of Chicken Soup
- Salmon Bisque
- Kevlar Coffee
Other Uses For Fat Fast Cookbook
But these recipes are not only useful for Fat Fasting. If you’re on a ketogenic diet, whether for weight loss, sports performance, seizure control, cancer therapy, or just because it makes you feel good, you’ve just found dozens of delicious new low carb / high fat options!
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