May 19, 2012

Things I've Tried from Pinterest: Chocolate Frosting Shots

This idea intrigued me; Chocolate Frosting Shots. Basically, the concept is dairy free, gluten free chocolate icing using coconut milk. The pin comes from ChocolateCoveredKatie.com. I've tried it twice and plan to try it again.

What I used:

  • Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar
  • A Touch of Thai Coconut Milk
What I like about it:
  • The obvious. It's a dairy free alternative. 
  • It's easy, with simple ingredients I usually have in the house.
  • It's yummy and rich.
Concerns:
  • My results with it have not been consistent. I don't know if it relates to the temperature of the coconut milk or what, but it has turned out differently both times.
  • It's almost too sweet and rich. In order to get a good consistency, I have to add a ton of sugar and cocoa.
  • The consistency is not the same as regular frosting. It really is more like a mousse.
  • You have to prepare ahead by keeping the coconut milk in the fridge. 
Like I said, I plan to try this again, but unless I am specifically making cupcakes for, say, my cousin who is lactose and gluten intolerant. I would possibly use it as an actual mousse with a ton of whip cream on top. I definitely would have a glass of milk with it!

1 comment:

  1. that really does look good.
    and something even I could {maybe} make?

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