You just need to understand what the ingredients actually are. I really liked Trader Joes coconut cream. NOTE: Post updated 3/21/19 with brand recommendations, tips for perfect coconut whipped cream every time, and more photos. Scoop coconut cream solids into cold mixing … I always look for ones without all the preservatives and least water content possible. I used Trader Joe’s full fat coconut milk, as they didn’t have any cream. What I did recently was take the cold cans out of the fridge and pour them into my Chemex with a Chemex filter in place. Let us know if you give it a try! The founder of Nature’s Charm is a vegan girl who has … Things went wrong after we scooped the hard white bit from the can into the chilled mixing bowl. You could try transferring to the fridge. Perfect for topping vegan and non-dairy desserts. Last year, I read a blog that recommended TJ’s coconut cream and I had used it before with some success. Trader Joe’s seems to have changed their sourcing in the last few years- that could be part of the issue! Reduced fat versions have too much liquid (water). This ACTUALLY TASTES LIKE COCONUT, TOO! Was great, it tasted great, was stiff enough to hold . Frost your cake/cupcake the next day and then keep it refrigerated until serving. I spotted a can of the coconut whipping cream a while back and picked it up. Woohoo! The coconut water I froze to add at some point to smoothies. Thank you again for you wonderful recipes. Definitely try it! But it will give off a metallic taste close to bitterness if you use to much over a teaspoon. My question: If I make this in advance, refrigerate it in a piping bag, would it harden enough to pipe into a design on top of a chocolate pie? I put a bit of pineapple juice with chunks of fresh pineapple in mine, some liquid cane sugar and rum. Finally don’t have to worry much about sugar,sodium or the total calories and also other ingredients which will be way higher in processed food. I made this twice! Just leave your cans of coconut milk in the fridge “UPSIDE-DOWN'” until ready to use. It’s not expired. In regards to the monkey abuse for harvesting coconuts…l live in Thailand and when l first saw the whole monkey coconut thing…l was intrigued…my observations; the good tasting coconuts have very tall trees…yes they use monkeys on very long cables or chains or roap…in this instance..the monkeys are the family pets…the men(owners) train them and give the monkeys a lot of attention…the roap and collars are, yes , a control. We haven’t tried that, Nicole, but it should work! Its so mild and smooth, it can be a delicious replacement for milk and cream, even in your coffee or tea! I had the same problem as Noelle. Use the oldest first because it will be the most settled. tried to make this for a last minute bday cake and it never whipped up. How long do you put it in the freezer? Feel free to sweeten to taste! Hope you love it as much as I do! I love this option for those of us who do not tolerate dairy products. Thank you! Or will that ruin the texture of the whipped cream? So confused I’ve tried this many times and it’s all separated and will I’d prefer brow sugar. Does this have to be sweetened? How long does it take to separate in the freezer vs. the fridge? Has anyone tried this with a food processor or mini chopper with whipping disk? Let us know if you give it a try! I’d like to use this to top a vanilla cake. maybe you can think about it for the future. I have made this a couple times and did use Thai Kitchen (before seeing your tip about it). Despite it sitting in the fridge for >24 hours it didn’t really separate, since I had already stirred the day before I suppose. $2.45 a can. 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