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After taking the time to try a few chocolate goodies using Tropical Traditions Coconut Crème Concentrate, I’m finally ready to share about this product with you.
Both recipes I mad called for Coconut Crème Concentrate, Cocoa Powder and Virgin Coconut Oil. The coconut crème concentrate is basically coconut finely ground up with a creamy consistency being the end result.
I’m glad I made both at the same time as the process of stirring the coconut crème concentrate to mix as you ‘melt’ the product was time intensive.
The first item I made was Non-Dairy Coconut-Mocha Coffee Creamer. It does not call for a lot of sweetener. So, I opted to leave it out and just sweeten to taste in my coffee. I can’t say it is as yummy as a mocha drink from the coffee shop. But, I found it to be a nice option to the refrigerated creamers from the store.
The next thing I made was a pudding that you could chill to make fudge. As I mixed using less sweetener than called for in the recipe, I found it rather stiff. Adding more liquid (water in my case) helped to correct this. However, even though I was warned by a friend who’d made this that the lower amount of honey (or in my case agave) would have a ‘bite’ to it, I was a bit surprised at how strong the finished product was.
Below is my finished ‘fudge’ that’s being kept in the fridge. The strong ‘bite’ means only a little gets eaten at a time. I’ve considered softening it up into a large mass again to add a bit of honey to it for sweetness. However, I haven’t tried doing that yet and am not sure how well it will work.
Coconut Crème Concentrate is available in two size jars: 16 oz. and 32 oz.The smaller jar retails for $18 (on sale as I type for $11.99) and the larger jar retails for $30 (sale price of $19.50.)