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Cream of coconut

Posted by Lindac (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 20, 12 at 13:20

Had a sort of a yen for coconut....on an impulse a can of cream of coconut jumped into my cart.
So....what can I do with it....besides mix it with rum and pineapple juice...?
Linda c

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RE: Cream of coconut

Is there a website link on the can? If so, I bet you will find some recipes there. -Grainlady

RE: Cream of coconut

I'd make this:

Here is a link that might be useful: Thai chicken

RE: Cream of coconut

Could you make a custard with coconut cream, real cream, sugar and eggs?...And perhaps some cornstarch?

RE: Cream of coconut

You can definitely make a custard with coconut cream in place of the milk. I do not add cornstarch, but I usually do add a bit of unflavored gelatin. I have found that even when I use intense coconut, I still like a little bit of vanilla in the custard. You can omit the gelatin and cornstarch and freeze it into ice cream, which is what I did last month. I forgot to add the vanilla, however, and it did need it.

You can also use it in making macaroons, but you still need the flaked coconut.


RE: Cream of coconut

I like to simmer carrots in cream of coconut. They come out delicious! I served these for Easter Dinner. :-)

Now I have a question! I picked up a jar of Coconut Oil from Trader Joe's. Can I turn this into Cream of Coconut???

RE: Cream of coconut

Lars....I need the recipe for macaroons.

RE: Cream of coconut

Here's the macaroon recipe I started with:

Triple-Cocount Macaroons
From: ATK
Makes: about 2-3 dozen cookies

1 c. cream of coconut
2 T. light corn syrup
4 large egg whites
2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
3 c. (8oz) unsweetened, shredded, dried coconut
3 c (8oz) sweetened flaked or shredded coconut
good semi-sweet chocolate, for dipping

1) Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle and preheat oven to 375 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and lightly grease.

2) Whisk together cream of coconut, corn syrup, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Combine the unsweetened and sweetened coconut in small bowl; toss together, breaking up clumps. Pour liquid into coconut and mix with a rubber spatula until coated. Chill for 15 minutes.

3) Drop heaping tablespoons of batter onto parchment (or shape them into pyramids with your fingers). Bake until light golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating racks.

4) Cool cookies until slightly set, remove to wire rack.

5) Dip bottoms in chocolate; refrigerate until set.


I revised that recipe to this:


1 can coconut milk + 1/3 c. sugar OR 1 can cream of coconut
5 c. sweetened flaked coconut
3 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
Reduce the coconut milk & sugar in a saucepan, until it is thick like sweetened condensed milk.

Mix all ingredients, drop by teaspoonful onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, bake at 325F until lightly browned and let cool before disturbing.


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RE: Cream of coconut

My best coconut cake ever was a recipe from the Cooks Illustrated site that used cream of coconut instead of coconut milk.

RE: Cream of coconut

"can of cream of coconut....what can I do with it"

Use as an ingredient in some variation of a blended pudding mix for frozen pops.

RE: Cream of coconut

Oooh!!coconut-chocolate pudding shots!!!
Brandy or rum??

RE: Cream of coconut


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