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Coconut cream is easy to make with a blender and refrigerator.
Ingredients: 1 mature coconut, water
First open the coconut according to the directions in the video below.
here's a great video.
Then peel the brown from the meat with a vegetable peeler.
Place meat in blender. Pour coconut water through nutmilk bag or doubled mesh paint strainer into blender. Add enough water so blender will turn easily, a lot is fine since it is removed later. Blend well.
Turn nutmilk bag or paint filter inside out and rinse away debris. Use again to filter pulp from coconut milk. If not using a high speed blender you may want to return the pulp to the blender with more water and repeat this process.
This milk is very good used as is.
For cream set the container of filtered coconut milk in the refrigerator. The water will separate from the cream which can be spooned out and placed in a glass jar. I keep mine in the refrigerator. I also drink the water, personal preference.
ta da! It's that easy.
*Pics below in posts 7 and 8
03-11-2007, 12:31 PM
Hi Doe, do you also need the nutmilk bag with a high speed blender?
Or is bythen the freezer/refrigirator procedure sufficient?
03-11-2007, 12:34 PM
Thanks for sharing that Doe. Have you ever used the cream as an ingredient in a frosting or something like that?
03-11-2007, 01:05 PM
This is interesting timing, LOL. I just made Maraw's chocolate pudding, and wondered what coconut cream is. LOL I didn't know so I just used coconut butter instead. It tastes good anyway, though the vitamix had a bit of difficulty with it...
What's the difference between butter and concentrate? :confused:
LightLover, the pulp must be strained out. It is best to massage the cream through the mesh and keep twisting and squeezing. The pulp will be practically dry and will resemble dandruff if it gets on your clothes. There will be about a cup of this pulp and I've found no other use for it other than adding it to the compost. It really has no taste left in it.
lavendarJ, I found this out by accident when I left some coconut milk in the refrigerator several days and had a lump of creamy butter floating in a jar of water. It also is a very good base for ice cream; just add frozen fruit after separating the cream. Yum.
RawFoodieMom, I'm waiting for my neighbor to bring me some more cashews tomorrow. She works in another town and passes a small HFS that does have bulk raw cashew pieces. I plan on using my coconut cream in my next cheesecake instead of oil. And I'm going to add fresh pineapple to it. I'm trying not to dwell on the imagined taste; it makes me salivate.
hope you all enjoy,
Crazy Healer Lady
03-12-2007, 03:11 AM
haha, I just watched that video for the first time last night!!
Thanks for the info! This is great!!
Here are some pics.
This was the ripest coconut I've ever opened that was still good. I named it Gilligan, maybe you will see why.
2. Gilligan and 1/4 cup water
3. peeled - this is the only coconut I've ever kept whole to this point - ever
4. cut open
5. in Vitamix
6. quart of milk - already starting to separate
7. 3 hours later
8. 3rd day - first spoonful of cream
Hopefully here are 6 - 8.
05-10-2007, 03:13 PM
I'm SOOO glad I saw these pictures! I'm having a big DUH moment here. I tried making coconut cream, but 1. used young coconut instead of mature, and 2. didn't put it in the freezer (only the fridge). I was driving myself nuts (coconuts!) for two days, waiting for it to separate, which it never did. Guess I'll give it another go! THANKS!
banana shake, it should start separating almost immediately. The pic above of the quart of milk on the table was separating while I took the pic. If you look close maybe you can see the water at the bottom. I really do not like the size of the pics now. I don't see good and things just are not as clear small. I do understand the bandwidth thing though.
Back to the cream, it separated in the fridge. Don't know why your's did not. However, I did put one in the freezer until it accidentally froze once. After thawing it never separated, so now I just leave it in the fridge to begin with.
Duh from me too, I just reread your post and saw you used a young coconut.
05-12-2007, 03:13 AM
i dont' think any one can make thier own coconut cream. She is one of a kind.
12-02-2007, 02:40 PM
This is a very cool and visual post...I have mine in the jar now in the fridge...just made it...felt a little like a mad scientist!! Bwhahahhaa..:D
I think I am going to put the pulp in the dehydrator and use it as flour...maybe in the brownie recipe.....I think that will be good~
Thanks for this one~
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