Coconut Cream Concentrate Recipes

Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Chocolate Coconut Bars
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Servings: 20 bars
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Topping:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Generously grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add almond flour, coconut flour, and salt. Press crust evenly into bottom of greased baking dish.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, gently warm coconut cream concentrate, honey and coconut oil. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and spread over crust layer.

Top with 3 cups shredded coconut, spread evenly across top layer pressing down slightly into filling layer.

Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until coconut is toasted.

Cool completely on counter, then refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars, and store in the refrigerator.

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Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie

Strawberries 'N Cream Smoothie
Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (or more to desired thickness)

Add Coconut Cream Concentrate and honey to blender with 2 tablespoons warm water. Blend until smooth.

Add cold water and frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth. Serve.

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Coconut Collagen Balls

Coconut Collagen Balls
Coconut Collagen Balls
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Servings: 20
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

If the coconut cream concentrate is solid, warm it by placing the jar in a pan of hot water. After 5 minutes, when the cream melts, stir it gently till it is uniformly smooth. Once creamy, measure 1/2 cup of coconut cream concentrate into a bowl. Add collagen peptide powder, honey, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and salt. Also add the cocoa powder, if using. Mix very well using a fork. When the mixture is uniform, shape into bite size balls and keep them in a baking tray or a plate. Refrigerate for 30 mins.

Mix very well. When the mixture is uniform, shape into bite size balls and keep them on a baking tray or a plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Alternatively, the mixture can be patted into a baking pan. Score it using a knife to make bite-size squares and keep the pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Enjoy as a hard candy or, if desired, let them soften slightly at room temperature before eating.

Store in the refrigerator.

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Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies

cinnamon Plantain Cookies
Gluten Free Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies
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Servings: 32-35 cookies
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium ripe plantain
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use powder if you are AIP)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (use mace if you are AIP)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • ground cinnamon to sprinkle on top

Preheat oven to 325º F.

Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Peel the plantain and process in food processor until smooth. Add all the other ingredients except the shredded coconut and process until smooth. Taste the batter to make sure it is sweet enough for you. Add the shredded coconut and just pulse until combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl.

Using a teaspoon drop the batter onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving room to expand. Use all the cookie batter this way.

Place plastic wrap over the cookie sheets and with a spatula flatten the cookies (this helps it not stick).

Bake for about 18 – 20 minutes or until the edges brown. Remove and let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a rack to finish cooling.

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Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting

Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting
Secret Ingredient Silky Chocolate Coconut Frosting
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Servings: Makes approximately 1.5 cups frosting
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Melt coconut oil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and immediately add Coconut Cream Concentrate and raw honey to soften them, mixing well.

In a food processor, combine pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt. Add the melted oil, honey, and Coconut Cream Concentrate then blend until smooth and creamy.

Now it is ready to frost a cake or cupcakes, or transfer to a covered bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Frosting will thicken when cold.

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Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas

Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas
Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas
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Servings: 6-8
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Coco Lopez

Pina Colada for 2

  • 4 ounces Coco Lopez
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces rum
  • 2 cups ice

Coco Lopez

First, make a simple syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium to med-high heat. Stay with mixture and stir as it only takes about 3-5 minutes to become a simple syrup.

Add Coconut Cream Concentrate. Continue to stir, bring back to a slow boil and then reduce heat to low.

Cook for an additional 1-3 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat.

Add coconut oil. Stir until well incorporated. Allow to cool.

Store prepared Coco Lopez in a 1 pint mason jar.

Pina Colada

Blend all ingredients, except ice, together in blender until smooth.

Add ice and blend until desired consistency.

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Gluten Free Winter-Thyme Satisfying Soup

Gluten Free Winter-Thyme Satisfying Soup
Gluten Free Winter-Thyme Satisfying Soup
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Servings: 10-12
Preparation Time: Approximately 1 hour

  • 5-7 cups hard winter squash – precooked in oven, scooped from skin, well blended
  • 2 cups purified water
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (ground, grated, diced, or juiced)
  • 2 cups coconut cream concentrate or organic 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream from grass-fed cows may be substituted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 cup organic fermented soy sauce
  • organic cheddar cheese from grass-fed cows, optional

Place squash in a large pot and set aside.

Whisk together coconut flour and the 2 cups of water; set aside.

Sauté the diced onions with the thyme and ginger in the oils until clear and tender. Cool slightly.

Combine the coconut cream concentrate, black pepper, salt, and fermented soy sauce with the squash, onions, and flour/water mix in the pot.

Heat to just under a boil and simmer 20 minutes.

Add coconut cream concentrate and optional cheese.

Bring back to serving temperature.

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Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Scones
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 35 minutes

Scones:

Lavender Glaze:

Make Your Own Almond Flour:

*You can grind your own almond flour by placing whole almonds in a blender/food processor and blending until you get a fine meal.

Make Your Own Coconut Milk:

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

In a small bowl, combine flax seed and warm water. Let rest about 5 minutes then stir gently.

In large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Cut in shortening and honey until you get pea-sized crumbles. Slowly add in flax seed mixture, lemon zest/juice and coconut milk until dough forms. If dough is too dry, add a little more milk – 1 teaspoon at a time. Fold in blueberries.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat dough into a large circle on baking sheet about 1 inch thick – cut into triangles. Bake at 375° F for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and slightly brown. Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes to allow the scones to finish setting.

Meanwhile, combine glaze ingredients in a small blender or mixing bowl with whisk. Blend or whisk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled scones and serve.

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