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About Coconut cream
Wikipedia Article About Coconut cream on Wikipedia
Coconut cream is an infusion of shredded coconut and water. Coconut cream may also be made with milk instead of water to obtain a richer product.
Coconut cream is very similar to coconut milk but contains less water. The difference is mainly consistency. It has a thicker, more paste-like consistency, while coconut milk is generally a liquid.
Coconut cream is high in healthy medium chain fatty acids and is very rich in flavor.
Coconut cream is used in Piña Coladas, and its nonalcoholic variant Virgin Piña Coladas.
Making coconut cream
Coconut cream can be made by simmering 1 part shredded coconut with one part water or milk until frothy, then straining the mixture through a cheesecloth, squeezing out as much liquid as possible; this is coconut milk. The coconut milk is refrigerated and allowed to set. Coconut cream is the thick non-liquid part that separates and rises to the top of the coconut milk.