I'm still really excited to be a grown-up though! :)
I think I've mentioned before that I hate coconut. Hate. Hate. Hate.
However, when celebrating my dad, his general awesomeness, etc., I make an exception because he loves German Chocolate cake.
For example, this German Chocolate Mousse! It's super easy, when you have a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Not so much when all you have is a whisk. Ouch. My right arm hadn't been so sore since I stopped playing softball! I suppose it's a good way to tone your arms, but yowza!
Yield: ~8 servings
Heavy whipping cream- 2 pints (~4 c)
Powdered sugar- 1/2 c
Cocoa powder- 1/2 c
Shredded coconut- 1/4 c
Mini chocolate chips- 1/4 c (more if desired)
Pecans- 1/4 c
1. Toast the coconut- spread evenly in a fry pan and place over medium heat. Stir frequently, as coconut burns very easily. Remove from the heat once the coconut is golden/brown.
2. Whisk heavy cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Stir in cocoa powder; make sure it's well distributed.
3. Now, you have two choices: Mix the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans in and serve, OR scoop the mousse into little bowls/cups and sprinkle the three on top. Up to you!!