With Wimbledon in full swing I am continuing to use it as the perfect excuse to try some new dairy
free creams. Alpro kindly sent me a box of their goodies to try one of which was their new coconut cream. So I decided to save it and try it with some strawberries.
I liked the simplicity of the packaging with a picture of a coconut oozing it’s milk amongst a simple tropical theme. It is clearly labelled as being both dairy and gluten free diet and suitable for a vegan diet.
Although it is a UHT cream I placed it the fridge so that I could try it chilled with my strawberries. On opening the carton I wasn’t expecting much of an aroma because the previous creams that I have tried have all had a non descript aroma. I was pleasantly surprised I was hit by an immediate aroma of what I would describe as desiccated coconut. This intensified on my close up sniff taste. I have to admit to being a little concerned as it seemed to be an artificially sweet aroma. On pouring the cream into the bowl it had the consistency like a single cream. It was white in colour and looked like a regular single cream. On placing a little of the cream on my spoon it remained in place. On initially tasting the cream it tasted of sweet dedicated coconut. This was a little too sweet if I’m honest. This didn’t matter because after a couple of small mouthfuls this disappeared and was just a subtle faint flavour. I really liked this as it was completely different to the other creams that I’ve tried which have been pretty neutral taste with a faint nutty undertone to them. I personally liked both the taste and texture of this cream. I liked the initial sweetness that soon disappeared to a subtle flavour. It worked well chilled as part of a dessert. I shall certainly be buying some more to try as part of a warm savoury dish.
So would I recommend this coconut cream, yes definitely. So if you follow a dairy free, gluten free or a vegan diet then why not give this coconut cream a try. So thank you Alpro for producing a nice dairy free cream that I can enjoy.
Disclaimer: Alpro sent me a free sample of this product to try. All the opinions in this post are honest and are my own.