Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream (Paleo, Keto)
Fall not only brings in crisp mornings and college football (Go Hokies!), but it is full of delicious warm spices. I love this easy Paleo and dairy free whipped cream boasting with warm cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger and nutmeg. It really is the best topping for everything from pumpkin pie to your morning cup of joe, plus it’s low carb and perfect for keto!
Why Coconut is So Good for You!
Coconuts are part of the Arecaceae family of plants which is primarily palms including trees and shrubs and originated in the Indo-Malaya area . Coconut is considered to be a fruit and is full of good fats, fiber, and lots of minerals!
By choosing to make your coconut whipped cream with full-fat coconut cream and maple syrup, you are eliminating a very inflammatory ingredient: refined sugar. Refined sugar has been directly linked to chronic inflammation which can lead to other chronic symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, mood disorders, and pain. .
Refined sugars are so inflammatory because they have been highly processed and stripped of any naturally existing minerals typically found in the plant. For example, in a teaspoon of white sugar, you will find that there is absolutely nothing in it except empty carbohydrates. . Now take the pure maple syrup, what I used in this recipe, you will find trace minerals like potassium, calcium, sodium and iron. This is food in its whole form, the way it is meant to be eaten. 
- Copper: Essential mineral in the formation of red blood cells and in supporting cardiovascular health and immune function .
- Iron: Iron is an essential mineral that your body needs and in plants we have non-heme iron. To increase absorption, consume with foods that contain vitamin C.
- Manganese: Essential mineral that plays a role in blood sugar regulation, brain and nerve function and metabolic pathways .
- Magnesium: The fourth most abundant mineral in the body, it support healthy nerve functions, healthy blood pressure, and detoxification.
- Phosphorous: Supports healthy teeth and bones, muscle recovery after working out, and detoxification.
- Potassium: Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in your body and functions like an electrolyte (positively charged) once consumed. Electrolytes are important in their role in hydration, blood pressure, heart health, healthy nerve conduction and muscle contractions.
- Selenium: Essential in thyroid health, detoxification and helps to make DNA  and pasture raised pork has higher levels than conventional.
MCT’s: Medium Chain Triglycerides
A majority of the fat found in coconuts is medium-chain triglycerides or MCT’s which is readily absorbed and utilized for energy by the body. Some health benefits of MCT’s:
- May support healthy weight by promoting the release of peptide YY and leptin, hormones the body produces that promotes fullness.
- May support the body’s sensitivity to insulin .
- Coconut oil contains caprylic acid which is a known anti-fungal. Caprylic acid is known to support your gut health by keeping your microbiome balanced, as well as supporting your anti-inflammatory pathways. 
- MCT oil can help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol.
Coconuts are loaded with insoluble fiber that helps to support a healthy GI tract. Insoluble fiber promotes optimized movement and elimination of waste products and acts like a sponge by absorbing toxins and eliminating them from the body.
So grab some coconut cream and let’s get cooking!
Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream Ingredients
Makes approximately 1.5 cups
1 can Coconut Cream (not milk)
½ cup Organic Pumpkin Purée (Make your own HERE)
½ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/8-1/4 tsp Pure Stevia Extract OR 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
Pinch of salt (opt)
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream
1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
2. Blend on low speed for 30-45 seconds for a thick and creamy whipped cream or 45-60 seconds on high speed for a thinner whipped cream.
3. Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight.
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Q: Will adding a powdered sugar be okay to make pumpkin whipped cream?
A: Yes, just be sure it’s a Paleo powdered sugar!
Q: What if I want a thicker coconut whipped cream?
A: Try adding only 1/2 the amount of coconut water from the can as this will thicken the whipped cream.
Q: How do I fix my coconut whipped cream if it’s too runny?
A: You can try and add a little bit of arrowroot starch or tapioca starch to thicken it. Try adding only 1/2-1 teaspoon at a time and blend for a good minute to incorporate it in. You may not see the full impact of the starch until the whipped cream has set.
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