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You can buy tins of coconut milk but I have not seen coconut cream. I use coconut oil and also coconut butter and they are quite different


Posted anonymously, 22nd November 2015


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  • Coconut cream is much thicker then coconut milk. In tge supermarket, they’re usually in the same spot, so not hard to find as they’re usually next to each other


  • No, Coconut cream is the milk without the liquid and if my knowledge is correct , it is the solid extracts from the coconut , which is why it comes out thick and solid . It is best to use the recioe as it says as it will be very precise when it comes to the ingredients otherwise it will ruin your cooking or won’t turn out the texture that is meant to be . I enjoy the taste of coconut but I cant use coconut as an ingredient in skincare such as lotions etc..


  • Cream is much thicker than milk. A bit different but mostly used for the same things. Unless wanting a thick texture. Chill a tin of coconut cream to use as a cream substitute with desserts


  • Thanks for the answers, ladies – I wanted to know too.


  • coconut cream and coconut milk are different (one is a lot thicker) it’s like milk vs cream. They can be used in the same way tho without affecting recipes toomuch


  • I cooked some scotch fillet steak and we had red peppers, onions and mushrooms with it [ all sliced and cooked in a pan in coconut oil ] oh and some bok choi too. It was simply delicious.


  • We eat a lot of coconut products in our household. Aren’t we lucky we can access them relatively easily these days! Coconut cream, milk, oil, flour, water. When I was growing up I think all I had ever come across was desiccated coconut.


  • My local supermarket has coconut cream and coconut milk now.


  • yes i see that this has been answered. i didn’t think that there was a real major difference besides the thickeness of them. I has used cream instead of milk for recipes before and i don’t think that it was a big deal. it is a pretty yummy addition to meals.


  • I had a look in our local supermarket today and there was no coconut cream only coconut milk. I asked if they could get me some and they said they would try but they think it might not sell!!!!


  • No, cream is a bit thicker


  • it is similar to the difference between normal milk and cream – consistency is different and cream is a richer texture but you can use either/or in much of your cooking.


  • Try experimenting with these products in your cooking – it really does add something extra to recipes and meals.


  • Good answers – love coconut products.


  • Coconut cream is much richer and are used differently.


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