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Cream of Coconut

Cream of Coconut is different from Coconut Cream and Creamed Coconut and Coconut Milk.

It's Coconut Milk or Cream that has been thickened, with sugars added to sweeten it. There's powdered and tinned versions; tinned versions have stabilizers added so that the liquid doesn't separate.

A well-known brand in America is Coco Lopez.

Cooking Tips

Cream of Coconut is used for sweet dishes such as desserts, and for making mixed drinks (generally alcoholic) such as Piña Coladas and Bushwhackers.


Regular Coconut Milk, sweetened with a few tablespoons of sugar per tin, but use less Coconut Milk than you would Cream of Coconut, as the milk is thinner.


Coconut Cream; Coconut Milk; Coconut Oil; Coconut Powder; Coconut Syrup; Coconut Vinegar; Coconut Water; Coconuts; Copha; Cream of Coconut; Creamed Coconut; Desiccated Coconut; Palmin

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Also called:

Sweetened Coconut Milk


Oulton, Randal. "Cream of Coconut." CooksInfo.com. Published 19 April 2004; revised 10 June 2007. Web. Accessed 05/21/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/cream-of-coconut>.

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