A question about a recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream (vegan). Can I buy coconutcream instead of full fat coconutmilk

I have a question about step 1 on the recipe "Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream (vegan)" from ChefShanaRachel. It says:

"Spoon the solid coconut cream into a bowl. Reserve milk for another use or toss"

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hardlikearmour April 5, 2012
I've not tried whipping it, but would assume it will whip better if chilled like regular cream does.
 
Saqurtuliq April 5, 2012
Thank you again hardlikearmour =]
 
Saqurtuliq April 5, 2012
Thank you both! I figured it was the same thing but wanted to double check with those more experienced than I.

Would I also need to chill prior to use, or is that just to extract the cream?
 
hardlikearmour April 5, 2012
If you're getting coconut cream - which is essentially the part of the coconut milk used in the recipe - then yes. Just make sure it's labeled as coconut cream (which I typically see in Asian markets) and not cream of coconut.
 
ChefOno April 5, 2012
Not if you're referring to Coco López or a similar product.
 
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