Coconut Cream

Coconut cream is made from the flesh of coconuts. It is very fatty and rich, with a texture similar to thick whipped cream. It’s typically used in tropical cuisines, but kosher cooks and others who rely on dairy-free cooking use it as an alternative to regular cream. Coconut cream is used in recipes from curries to baked goods. It can be purchased at most major supermarkets, Asian specialty stores, or online. Coconut cream should not be confused with cream of coconut, the canned, sweetened product that is used in cocktails and also in baked goods.