No, it isn't June yet. I can't wait to go strawberry picking with my kids. However, I don't buy strawberries all winter long. At least not fresh ones. They are too cost prohibitive, especially since we buy organic, and they just don't taste as good since they are out of season. However; last week organic strawberries were on sale, and I just couldn't resist the thought of a fresh organic strawberry. So, I bought 2 cartons of them, and we enjoyed them!
What we did is this: Stemmed and sliced the strawberries, and put them into a pretty bowl. Pretty bowl optional, of course. Then I took a can of coconut milk, that I had been keeping in the fridge and opened it up. You have to have put it in the fridge, so that it separates a bit for you. The thicker part will come to the top, and the thinner, more watery portion will stay at the bottom of the can. The thicker part is what you want for this recipe. Open the can, and after rinsing your mixing bowl with very cold water to keep the milk cold, put your coconut milk into it. (Remember, just the thicker portion at the top of the can.) I did try this with an off brand once, and the milk did not separate. If you find this has happened to you, just use the milk for smoothies, baking, making coconut milk kefir, or you can even freeze it for use later in a recipe.
Then, just whip until the consistency of whipped cream. It will form peaks when you lift up the arm of the blender. You know, it'll look like cool whip, but be MUCH better for you! I like to add a dash of vanilla and honey, to taste. Mmmmmmm. So good!
Now, you can't resist this, can you?