Typical values per 100g
Energy kj 3046
of which saturates 65.7g
of which sugars 4.5g
With a jar of our creamed coconut, you never need to buy a can of coconut milk again – and end up throwing half of it away! With creamed coconut, you make as much or as little as you need which means there’s less waste; it’s more economical; and environmentally friendly, with less packaging to throw away.
With your jar of Creamed Coconut, it's natural for the coconut oil to separate from the coconut meat. The oil will solidify and sit on the top - if you look at the side of the jar, you can see this as white at the top and then the coconut meat shows as a creamy colour. The oil needs to be mixed in with the coconut meat to use - warm the jar (we stand ours in a bowl of hot water at 64C, for around 30 minutes, or in colder weather you could stand the jar on a warm radiator), then stir and mix it together. (We do not recommend using a microwave to heat this as it will burn).
This is particularly important if making coconut milk, to make sure it blends properly.
As a natural and raw ingredient, our creamed coconut has a deliciously sweet coconut flavour and natural aroma.
Our Creamed Coconut is from the Philippines where the coconut palms grow in harmony with nature, in an agroforestry environment.
Creamed coconut comes as a semi-solid creamy paste. It has a rich, creamy texture which can transform and lift many dishes into something spectacular. You can use it in place of desiccated coconut in recipes, or even to create your own homemade coconut milk – we love that you know exactly what’s in it.
To make our creamed coconut, the fresh, white coconut meat is dried under controlled temperatures to retain its raw status. Once this flesh is dried out, it’s then shredded, before it gets ground into a pulp. This then gets stored in our recyclable glass jars, before making its way to the UK and to your cupboards as the creamed coconut we know and love.
Creamed coconut can be used in all sorts of ways! Sweet, savoury and even to drink, there are all kinds of ways to get using it, though it is not suitable for frying. Here are some of our favourites just to give you an idea:
For vegans, veggies or anyone with an intolerance (creamed coconut is both lactose and dairy-free), one of our favourite uses is as a breakfast milk alternative. To do this, you simply whizz up some creamed coconut with water. From there, you can try blending into a warming cacao hot chocolate or blitz into your super smoothies to thicken them up and add a sweet, creamy flavour and texture. It also creates the most incredible banana milkshake.
Most of you will have stirred coconut milk into a homemade curry for a deliciously indulgent, creamy taste. Stir a tablespoon of our Creamed Coconut into your curry sauce to add a sweet hint of flavour, some much-needed creaminess and also to thicken things up a little.
Creamed coconut doesn’t have to be reserved for special occasions and works for every day essentials, too. One of our favourite uses for it is in porridge – simply dissolve in water before stirring into your oats when cooking in place of milk. You can even have a go at cooking rice in this way, for a delicious alternative to boiled rice.
Our Creamed Coconut makes a delicious addition to flavoursome soups, especially sweet potato soups, or Thai-inspired bowls. Stir a teaspoon in along with the stock.
We love using it in all kinds of desserts – it tastes delicious in Raw Chocolate Key Lime Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse with Cinnamon, Dairy Free Vegan Truffles, and pancakes. The dessert world is your oyster!
Happily for all toast lovers, creamed coconut is also a fantastic replacement for butter. You can try spreading it on toast, using in French toast, or even beating with a natural sweetener to use as a dairy free cake frosting.
Lucy Bee Creamed Coconut is 100% natural, with no added sugars or sweeteners. It’s also cold pressed, so that it retains its nutrients as much as possible and it comes in packaging that is as good for the environment as the ingredients inside are good for you! It’s packed in glass jars, which are environmentally-friendly and completely recyclable. Even the lid and its liner is BPA-free, so you can be sure that every last drop you’re putting in your body is as good for you as nature intended.
We recommend that you store the jar in a cupboard or the pantry and you don’t need to pop it in the fridge once opened. As with all foods, to get the most out of your jar, make sure you observe good food hygiene – in this instance always use a clean, dry utensil.
These are so similar in name but in fact, are slightly different things……creamed coconut as described above, is pureed coconut flesh, whereas coconut cream is made from this and has had varying amounts of water added (more for a thicker cream and less for a runnier cream!)
Our Creamed Coconut comes from the Philippines and, like all of our ingredients, is certified Fair Trade by the Fair Trade Sustainability Alliance (FairTSA).
The Fair Trade premium that goes back to coconut farmers is used to increase coconut production; improve the lives of the coconut farmers and their families; help the community; and enhance the environment.
Specifically, the money goes towards:
Future ideas include crop and livestock insurance; membership in the government’s universal health care programme; members enrolment in the social security system; and intercropping of high-value crops in between coconut rows.
Part of being Fair Trade also means that organic farming methods are adhered to for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly coconut production.
Preparation Time: 40 - 45 minutes
Serves: 8 - 10
Cooking Time: 25 minutes plus refrigeration