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Friday, July 3, 2009

creamy coconut-almond dip for fresh fruits

Does anything spell summer more than a platter or bowl of fresh strawberries and watermelon? But then you think, hummm, how to dress this up beyond the usual shower of mint or basil? I came up with a fast, easy-peezy sour cream sauce, and a dairy-free coconut-almond sauce that fancies up that quick, refreshing bowl or glass of fresh fruit. I think you're going to love it - I sure did!
Sour Cream Sauce:
1 cup sour cream, fat free or not
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/8-1/4 t. almond extract
Mix together well and drizzle over glasses of fresh fruits and berries. Garnish with edible flowers , mint, lemon balm, or rosemary.
Cream of Coconut Sauce with almond:
1/2 cup cream of coconut ( the sweetened,very thick kind)
5 T. coconut milk ( unsweetened, somewhat thick from a can)
1 T. fresh lemon juice
a few drops almond extract
This sauce doesn't need any extra sugar. Just mix well, and drizzle over fruits and berries.
Garnish with herb leaves or edible flowers.
Hope you enjoy - and it's great to be back after 8 days without my computer!


Sheila said...

The coconut almond dip sounds like and almond joy with fruit. Can't wait to try it. Thanks

katrina said...

Omigosh, Sheila - you're right! That's my favorite candy bar, by the way, eaten rarely, but totally enjoyed. The dip isn't as sweet, so it's not over-the-top , and it works for an appetizer as well as dessert.

Diana Bauman said...

Oh my gosh! Looks AMAZING!!

By the way, do you have a button to subscribe to your rss feed or follow via blogger??


katrina said...

Thank you, Diana! Delighted you like this - I LOVE it and have it for dessert most nights.
I can't tell you about the rss feed, but I do know 14 people follow me somehow. Hope to get some design help very soon to make it a little easier for everyone.