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    I see so many posts where people rave about coconut cream. I bought some from Tropical Traditions and I hate it! I've tried putting it in coffee/tea and it's gritty and doesn't taste very good. Am I doing something wrong? I have much better luck putting pure coconut oil in these drinks.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    No - the coconut oil will be gross.

    Try coconut milk first, not cream. Shake it well add about 1 cm at first until you get used to the taste.

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    • #3
      check out the following thread - this is what most of us are using for "coconut creamer"
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread18090.html
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      • #4
        I actually really like coconut oil! I'll put about 1 tbsp and some heavy cream in my tea (goes great with the flavor of Earl Grey).

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        • #5
          Shijin13 - thanks for the link, it looks really good. I'll have to try it soon.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by katemary View Post
            No - the coconut oil will be gross.

            Try coconut milk first, not cream. Shake it well add about 1 cm at first until you get used to the taste.
            I've discovered I prefer the coconut cream (by Let's Do Organic) to coconut milk, even with the grit. Not sure what other brands taste like, but LDO Creamed Coconut is darn tasty. Much better than any coconut milk I've tried. And it's only coconut.

            The grittiness is a perception thing. It reminds me of cowboy coffee or unstrained tea sans bag. It just is. I deal with it because I like the flavor.

            I also like coconut oil, though put a bit of heavy cream in as well when I use the oil.
            Last edited by tangentrider; 07-07-2011, 08:12 AM. Reason: additional comment.
            Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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            • #7
              I don't know what you are talking about - when I'm out of heavy cream I pop open a can of Thai Kitchen coconut milk - no grit, no mess. It has a mild flavor and a great thickness to it.
              If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/ and this (personal fave): http://www.archevore.com/get-started/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                I don't know what you are talking about - when I'm out of heavy cream I pop open a can of Thai Kitchen coconut milk - no grit, no mess. It has a mild flavor and a great thickness to it.
                Tried it. Still prefer LDO creamed coconut. It's a flavor thing: I like my coconut with a bit of umph.
                Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tfarny View Post
                  I don't know what you are talking about - when I'm out of heavy cream I pop open a can of Thai Kitchen coconut milk - no grit, no mess. It has a mild flavor and a great thickness to it.
                  I do this and mix it with some spices. My new batch is pumpkin spice, and cinnamon. I put a couple of spoon fulls in my coffee and I'm good to go.

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                  • #10
                    The only thing coconut cream concentrate is good for is nomming off the spoon and making fudge :P

                    whatever you do, don't mix it with cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and liquid stevia :P
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                    • #11
                      Faithy, if all else fails I'll gladly take that off your hands.

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                      • #12
                        You want coconut cream? How about a coconut cream pie without grains?

                        This devil concoction was something I got to indulge in back when I lived in SF next to a place called Cafe Gratitude... I called this coconut crack, because one hit is all it takes. (Not exactly, coffee creamer, but you could use it as a coconut whipped cream!)
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