This Trader Joe’s coconut cream has a nice thick and creamy texture that is perfect for smoothies, thickening up soups and stews, or just about anything that needs some body and depth of flavor. In case anyone is wondering the difference between coconut cream and coconut milk is basically just the thickness of it. Coconut cream is thicker and has a higher fat content than coconut water because more coconut and less water is used. Trader Joe’s coconut cream is a pretty good value considering its organic and is one of the better tasting ones on the market. You can also buy Trader Joe’s coconut water, but that has guar gum added to it as a stabilizer and comes in a brown can……..…….
- 90 calories per serving
- Net Weight: 13.5 oz
- Only ingredients are organic coconut and water
Coconut Cream at Trader Joe’s
I know a lot of Indian dishes that have curry in them call for coconut cream as a main ingredient to thicken it up and enhance the curry flavors. Does anyone have a go to recipe they use this coconut cream in? I don’t cook very much with coconut water or cream, but do people follow a general rule as to when to use one or the other? Let me know if there are great recipes for soups, stews, smoothies or anything else that coconut cream goes perfectly in. Keep in mind, this is nothing like coco loco, which has a ton of added flavors and sugars in it, even though it does taste delicious in pina coladas! I bet this also goes really well in some island tropical cocktails and mixed blended drinks that you’d order at a beach bar on island with an umbrella hanging off the side…..
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