Cream of Coconut Recipe (Coco Lopez Alternative)

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If you’re in need of cream of coconut, try out this homemade recipe made with coconut milk and sugar. This recipe can be used in place of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut.



  1. Pour all the ingredients into a small pot and heat over low heat.
  2. Stir until the sugar and coconut milk powder dissolve.
  3. If the coconut milk powder doesn’t dissolve properly, pour the mixture into a blender and blend to break down the powder. Add back to the pot and stir until there are no clumps.
  4. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. The coconut cream will keep in the refrigerator for 7 days. Freeze any leftover for future use.


*Sugar is traditionally used in cream of coconut. You can however, use your favorite sweetener of choice to make a low-carb/sugar-free substitute.

**Coconut milk powder is an optional ingredient. It slightly thickens the cream of coconut and adds more coconut flavor to the syrup.

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