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    I saw someone mention somewhere that they use coconut cream... I have not been able to find it without a bunch of other crap (preservatives and whatnot) included in the ingredients. Where do you find coconut cream?
    Primal since March 5, 2012
    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)




  • #2
    If you chill a can of coconut milk, the cream will rise to the top and solidify.

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    • #3
      Make it yourself, it's great and easy: buy a couple of large coconuts, make some coconut milk and put it in the fridge, few hours later the water will separate from the fat and you'll get coconut cream.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Darz View Post
        Make it yourself, it's great and easy: buy a couple of large coconuts, make some coconut milk and put it in the fridge, few hours later the water will separate from the fat and you'll get coconut cream.
        Thanks -- I'm gonna try that. I have a VitaMix that should grind the fresh coconut to a paste -- just add water, I guess.
        Gonna give it a shot (anyone have recommendations of how much water?)

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            Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Darz View Post
              Make it yourself, it's great and easy: buy a couple of large coconuts, make some coconut milk and put it in the fridge, few hours later the water will separate from the fat and you'll get coconut cream.
              In my experience it makes excellent chilled coconut milk, but I've never gotten the fat to separate from the water
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              • #8
                So all I have to do is grind up a coconut and I'll have coconut cream? I didn't realize it was essentially a coconut butter. Very excited about this! I wanted to buy a fresh coconut the other day but had no idea what I would do with it... now I do!!

                Thanks so much!

                PS any recipes that use coconut cream you'd like to share???
                Primal since March 5, 2012
                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                  So all I have to do is grind up a coconut and I'll have coconut cream? I didn't realize it was essentially a coconut butter. Very excited about this! I wanted to buy a fresh coconut the other day but had no idea what I would do with it... now I do!!

                  Thanks so much!

                  PS any recipes that use coconut cream you'd like to share???
                  You can just add some frozen fruit to it, and it will taste kind of like ice cream, except better!

                  I've also added only a lime's worth of lime juice to a cup of it and it tastes like yogurt.

                  Cocoa powder and sweetener is also an okay choice. In my blog I have a recipe on using it for chocolate truffles. It creates a great, not rock-hard-shell consistency for the truffles if you add a bit of coconut cream.
                  My chocolatey Primal journey

                  Unusual food recipes (plus chocolate) blog

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                    So all I have to do is grind up a coconut and I'll have coconut cream? I didn't realize it was essentially a coconut butter. Very excited about this! I wanted to buy a fresh coconut the other day but had no idea what I would do with it... now I do!!

                    Thanks so much!

                    PS any recipes that use coconut cream you'd like to share???
                    Break the coconut, remove the white meat, grind it, add water, mix it a bit, then squeeze it through a cheesecloth or something similar into a jar, that's your coconut milk, put it in the fridge and the next day open it, without shaking it, and you'll get coconut cream.

                    Well I usually use the milk for gravies, like coffee gravy or curry but you can still do the same with cream though I think.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
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                      Holy crap the shipping is expensive!! $10 to ship over a 2-3 week period? $15 for 2-3 day ground??? Dang. Gonna have to try it myself first... that's a bit rich for my blood.
                      Primal since March 5, 2012
                      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                      • #12
                        I found instructions online that use only coconut flakes and coconut oil to make coconut cream. Think I might try it tonight.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                          Holy crap the shipping is expensive!! $10 to ship over a 2-3 week period? $15 for 2-3 day ground??? Dang. Gonna have to try it myself first... that's a bit rich for my blood.
                          I typically wait until they offer a free shipping code, which happens every month or so.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jenn26point2 View Post
                            I found instructions online that use only coconut flakes and coconut oil to make coconut cream. Think I might try it tonight.
                            If it works, please SHARE IT!

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                            • #15
                              I created an account and accepted the emails (placed you as the referrer too so look for whatever referral bonus they offer) and will look for the email with free shipping codes.
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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