Not only did I just make the desert I made one extra special item to go into the dessert and it was easy peezy lemon squeezy... so let me just tell you about it. The recipe just so happens to call for whipped cream and I mother had pinned directions to make coconut whip cream via nutty kitchen. Well we all know I couldn't resist that substitute so I did it and I made the coconut whipped cream. It was so dang delicious, and I decided Hot chocolate would go lovely will a little bit of it on top.
1 (14 oz.) Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 1/2 Cups Cold Water
1 (4 Serving Size) Pkg. Instant Vanilla Flavor Pudding and Pie Filling Mix
1 Pin Whipping or Heavy Cream, Whipped (or Coconut Whipped Cream- recipe below)
36 Vanilla Wafers
1 Quart fresh Strawberries, Sliced or halved
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Additional Chips, Wafers, and Strawberries optional for topping
In Large Bowl Combine Condensed Milk and Water. Add Pudding Mix: Beat well. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in Whipped Cream. Spoon 2 cups Pudding into 3-Quart glass bowl.Top with half of each of the Vanilla Wafers, Strawberries, and Chocolate chips, Add remaining pudding on top, repeat layering.
*In my dessert as pictured above I didn't add chocolate chips because I don't like chocolate, so they are a completely optional ingredient
Coconut Whipped Cream:
Dash of cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Can Coconut Milk
Place the can of Coconut milk in the fridge over night. Scoop all the thickened coconut cream out and leave the remaining coconut water in the can. Add the cinnamon and vanilla and whip it a mixing bowl until it thickens!