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What is Coconut Cream?
- Coconut Spread, not to be confused with coconut oil or coconut butter.
- Coconut spread is made by first drying the coconut at low temperatures and then grinding it into a paste.
How is it made?
- There is a coconut spread on Amazon by Wilderness Family Naturals which explains a bit about how this product is made. Our manufacturers in the Philippines do a special processing of our coconuts so the temperature remains low and this spread and our dehydrated coconut can be considered “raw”. Standard coconut is blanched at 170-180° F and dried at temperatures between 160° and 170° F. Our manufacturers keep the temperatures around 103° F and do not blanch the coconuts. It is shelf-stable without needing preservatives. Like natural peanut butter or almond butter, the oils in the coconut spread will naturally rise to the top of the jar as it sets. It is also important to understand that this oil will turn to a solid at temperatures cooler than 76° F. Therefore, to use this spread you will want to lightly warm the jar (if it is cool in your home, below 76°) and you will need to stir it with a knife to remix the oils into the paste.
What can I use it in?
- You can first simply just use it as a spread on crackers or raw breads.
- You can use as an apple/fruit dip.
- Eat it by the spoonful.
- Can be used in frostings, pie fillings, candies, cheesecakes and other desserts.