Coconut milk and cream adds a rich, coconut flavour and creamy consistency to curries, desserts, and even beverages. But it’s worth noting not all are created equal.
Look for products that list only two ingredients: “coconut extract” or “coconut milk/cream” and “water.” Avoid products that contain additional gums, stabilisers or emulsifiers which are added to improve their texture and shelf life. If you have gut issues, it is recommended to avoid these additives as they can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhoea, excessive gas and bloating.
Our favourite brand is Ceres Coconut Cream/Milk and Chantals. It’s extracted organic coconuts, ensuring it maintains the authentic taste. It doesn’t contain any of the artificial stuff to keep it as a cohesive liquid, so natural separation may occur (as it should!).