So far I've tried my Salted Caramel Sauce with Coconut Milk Beverage, it came out a bit thin. I expected this as the recipe calls for heavy cream. It's what I had on hand. Next time I will try the canned coconut milk that is just coconut milk. I've read it is thicker. It tastes pretty good but has the consistency of honey.
I also made some of the one ingredient ice cream. I just happen to have a freezer full of bananas that haven't been made into banana bread. It's good. I like it. I also like that it's healthy. Of course, I added my home made Chocolate Syrup and the Salted Caramel Sauce. Yum.
I've found that almond milk makes a decent latte with the chocolate syrup but the coconut milk is better with my salted caramel sauce--maybe because that's what I used to make it? I must say, neither of them compare at all to my half and half, but it's all for a good cause. Besides, I do have some baby weight to loose and half and half may get in the way of that. Probably so.
Today the girls got up too early. We all have colds. I worked yesterday. I've been reading/listening to Give Them Grace. I thought making girls who wake their mama up too early pancakes sounded very graceful. I found more grace was required than I initially thought. Grumpy mama+grumpy girls+figuring out no dairy eventually brought us all happily to the breakfast table. We adapted America's Test Kitchen's Blueberry Pancake recipe. From what I read (quickly see previously mentioned grumpiness), lemon juice plus soy milk or apple cider vinegar plus almond milk are good alternatives to the lemon juice and milk called for in the recipe. I had the apple cider vinegar and almond milk so that is what I used. I was very happy with it. I did not loose any of the fluffiness and they had good flavor.
Bit by bit, we are figuring this out. This face below is a fantastic reason to make any changes necessary.