Coconut cream

Coconut cream is the fat fraction that rises to the top of coconut milk, which is itself made from an infusion of grated coconut meat in either warm milk or water. 

Coconut cream can be used as a cooking fat in much the same way as butter. It should not be confused with cream of coconut, which is a thick, sweetened coconut milk. Many cocktail recipes conflate the two, so it is best to check other sources of sweetness to make sure the recipe is correct. 

Coconut cream is very rich, and has a waxy-sweet vaguely nutty aroma. 

Some popular cocktails containing Coconut cream

  • Christmas Island — Jamaican rum, Falernum, Bitters, Coconut cream, Don's Mix, Lime juice
  • Sherry Painkiller — Amontillado Sherry, Demerara Rum, Sherry, Jamaican rum, Coconut cream, Orange juice, Pineapple juice, Nutmeg
  • Widowmaker #2 — Virgin Islands Rum, Madeira, Kummel, Lime juice, Coconut cream, Pineapple syrup, Nutmeg
  • A Scotsman In Paradise — Blended Scotch, Crème de Banane, Allspice Dram, Lime juice, Pineapple juice, Coconut cream
  • Cargo Cult — Jamaican rum, Licor 43, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Guava juice, Coconut cream, Lime juice