How to use Coconut Cream / Creme

We prefer the canned cream vs the type that comes in a box. The boxed products often contain quite a bit more questionable additives. While canned items can have their own challenges as well, canned coconut milk or cream tend to have less gobbledeyguk in it. The good news - one can of coconut cream can go quite far! The even better news - you can convert this into coconut milk good for both drinking straight and baking. You can also essentially make coconut cream if you put a can in the fridge. :)



We prefer the canned cream vs the type that comes in a box. The boxed products often contain quite a bit more questionable additives. While canned items can have their own challenges as well, canned coconut milk or cream tend to have less gobbledeyguk in it. The good news - one can of coconut cream can go quite far! The even better news - you can convert this into coconut milk good for both drinking straight and baking. You can also essentially make coconut cream if you put a can in the :)

  • 2 TBS Coconut Cream

  • 3/4 Cup of Water (warmed works well to help bring it together smoothly)


How to:

  • Combine Coconut Cream + Water with an immersion blender.

  • If you'd like a smoother texture than this, you can strain it. :)


Notes:

  • This will thicken up the longer you let it set so if you are feeling like the result is "too thin" than you might want to consider waiting before adding more cream.

  • Guar Gum: I don't really worry about Guar Gum much - especially if it's organic. Made from legumes, it naturally binds foods but the "side effects" if large amounts are consumer are loose stools. It's found sauces, dressings, yogurt, juices, soups, cheese, pudding, ice cream, kefir. It's rich fiber content is a benefit and has shown prebiotic effects in the body. Guar - free has been embraced by food marketers as a selling point but the potentially harmful effects occur when LARGE amounts are consumed. If you tend to be sensitive to soy, you have a more likely chance of being sensitive to guar gum - this usually shows up like indigestion/gas.

  • Since you are likely using all part of a can, it should be refrigerated for up to 4- 5 days BUT I prefer to portion it out (in about 2 TBS portions) and freeze so you can easily grab. Just warm with some warm water when ready to use. :)