Eat the Love is always an endless inspiration. When I saw this recipe for a tropical shortcake with fruit, I knew right away that a vegan version was in order. These shortcakes are perfect, well balanced flavor and the perfect crumb. They freeze very well too.
To make these shortcakes, simply take a peek at Eat the Love (link above) and make the recipe as directed but using these vegan edits:
Replace dairy milk with equal parts almond milk ( I like unsweetened So Delicious Almond Plus)
Replace butter with equal parts Earth Balance buttery spread or coconut spread.
Reduce salt to ¼ tsp or just a pinch
Wait for your shortcakes to cool completely before smothering with cream. Mine is melting a bit in the picture because I couldn’t wait. 😉
For the whipped cream, used coconut whipped cream. If you don’t know how to make it, it’s very easy (you’ll need a standing mixer or hand mixer though to get it fluffly). Refrigerate a can of full fat coconut milk overnight. Remove the can from the fridge and scoop off the fat/thick cream that has formed at the top of the can, reserving the water for another use (like a smoothie). Add your sweetener of choice to taste—powdered sugar and maple syrup both work great. Add a small, very small, touch of salt (no more than 1/4 tsp) and a bit of vanilla, splash of extract or half a scraped bean. I like the look that a vanilla bean provides, but you can achieve the same effect with vanilla paste or this really great vanilla powder from Maui Preserved.
What a unique meal-I love it!
Thank you! 🙂
oh man, that looks so heavenly. the fruit in Hawaii is so totally glorious. last time we went to hawaii, we were on the big island, and as we were driving to the airport I was stuffing my face with all the fruit I hadn’t yet had a chance to eat. I think I ate something like 1 mango, 6 bananas, some watermelon and half a papaya. Haha!
Haha, I do the SAME thing! But now I know a few people on the islands who can I donate my leftovers to which makes me happy. Hawaii is an amazing agricultural wonder. If you ever find yourself on Maui, check out Ono Organic Farms just past Hana. They have an exotic fruit tasting that introduced me to several delicious things I had no idea existed!