Are you looking for coconut cream (AKA cream of coconut), or have to plans to use it for your next dish?
Locating coconut cream doesn’t take very long, once you know which aisle to look in.
In this article, we’ll talk about where to find it, which brands are best, and even share some interesting facts about coconut cream!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Coconut Cream In?
Coconut cream can usually be found in the canned fruit and canned vegetable items in the grocery store, near other items like canned pineapple juice.
In some cases, coconut cream can also be found in the baking or ethnic food sections as well.
Keep in mind however that coconut cream and coconut milk are two different products.
We’ve heard plenty of stories of people accidentally mixing these up, and having the wrong ingredients for their dish! So, I just wanted to point that out. 🙂
What Stores Sell Coconut Cream?
Although some of the smaller, local grocery stores may not carry it, most large retail chains do carry coconut cream within their stores.
Below, you’ll find a list of all of the brands that each stores carry. That way, you will know where to shop if searching for a specific brand.
Walmart: Thai Kitchen, Goya, Coco Lopez, Kara, Coco Real, La Preferida, Let’s Do Organic, Grace, Nature’s Greatest Foods, Native Forest
Meijer: Meijer, Thai Kitchen
Walgreens: None listed
Whole Foods: 365 by Whole Foods Market, Native Forest, Califia Farms
Kroger: Thai Kitchen, Califia Farms, Let’s Do Organic
Wegmans: Wegmans, Thai Kitchen, Goya, Let’s Do Organic
Costco: None listed
Publix: Goya, Coco Real, Iberia, Jcs, Coco Lopez
Safeway: Coco Real
What Are The Best Coconut Cream Brands?
As far as unsweetened coconut cream brands go, the most popular by far appears to be Thai Kitchen.
However, Goya and Kara are both excellent choices as well.
All of these add an excellent creaminess and richness to the food, and have a wide variety of applications. So, don’t hesitate to try one of them out!
Where Is Coconut Cream In Walmart?
In a store as large as Walmart, finding specific items can be a challenge.
This is especially true for ingredients that may not be commonly used, or are part of unique dishes.
Thankfully, Walmart has a way to find out the specific aisle – even if your specific store!
All you have to do is download the Walmart app to your smartphone.
In the example above, I opened the Walmart app and typed in ‘coconut cream’, then clicked on the result that interested me.
After scrolling down, you can see a piece of text with an icon next to it that says, ‘Aisle A12.’ This means at my specific Walmart, this coconut cream can be found in Aisle 12.
The exact aisle may be different in your store, so be sure to download the app to find out!
What Actually Is Coconut Cream
Coconut cream is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It’s thick, rich, and creamy, and has a slightly sweet coconut flavor.
Coconut cream is a popular ingredient in Thai and Indian cuisine, and is often used in curries, soups, and desserts. It’s also a common ingredient in non-dairy milk, and can be used as a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream.
Coconut cream is high in saturated fat, and should be used in moderation if you’re watching your fat intake. However, coconut cream is a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, manganese, and copper.
How To Use Coconut Cream
Coconut cream can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It’s often used as a base for curries, soups, and sauces. You can also use it in desserts, such as pies, cakes, and custards.
If you’re using coconut cream as a dairy-free alternative, you can use it in place of heavy cream in recipes. It can also be used to make non-dairy milk and creamers.
Coconut cream can be bought canned or fresh. If you buy fresh coconut cream, it’s important to refrigerate it as soon as possible. Canned coconut cream can be stored in the pantry.
What Is The Difference Between Coconut Cream And Coconut Milk?
Coconut cream and coconut milk are two very different products. Coconut cream is made from the meat of a mature coconut, while coconut milk is made from the water and meat of a young coconut.
Coconut cream is much thicker and richer than coconut milk, and has a higher fat content. It is often used in recipes that call for heavy cream, such as pies and curries.
Coconut milk, on the other hand, is thinner and has a lower fat content. It is often used in soups, sauces, and desserts.
Typically, coconut cream is found in the canned fruits section of the grocery store.
However, you should also look in the baking or ethnic food aisle if you don’t find it with the canned fruits.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about cream of coconut, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister