Extracted similarly to coconut milk, coconut cream from Sri Lanka is a thicker extract of shredded coconut meat. When the shredded coconut is simmered in water it creates a creamy thick layer and a waterier layer. The creamy layer is considered coconut cream which has a high consistency when compared to coconut milk. It is mainly used as a dairy-free alternative when preparing food and beverages. Just like coconut milk, the cream of the fruit results in a lot of benefits as they carry similar nutrients.
Coconut milk and coconut cream are available in canned retail and bulk packs as well as in Tetra Pak for purchase.