Coconut Cream


This rich-tasting coconut cream makes a scrumptious frosting for our fragrant Spice Cake (May '99/p. 50).

  • 3Servings


  • 1/4 cup unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 Tbs. agar-agar flakes
  • 1 tsp. kudzu
  • 1 cup lite or regular coconut milk
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup


In small saucepan, mix apple juice and agar-agar flakes. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, dissolve kudzu in 2 tablespoons water. Whisk in coconut milk and maple syrup, then whisk into apple juice mixture. Bring mixture to slow simmer over low heat, whisking constantly, about 4 minutes. Cook, whisking often, until agar-agar is completely dissolved, about 10 minutes (do not boil).

Pour into shallow dish and cool to room temperature. Press Coconut Cream through fine-meshed sieve before using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 52
  • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 21 mg