Buttercream Using Coconut Milk

Decorating By bwonderful Updated 8 Aug 2008 , 7:49pm by jules1719

bwonderful Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 5:20pm
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Has anyone ever made buttercream using coconut milk? does it work?

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jules1719 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 5:53pm
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Depends on your recipe.

Here's some ideas:

Make creme mousseline ("German buttercream" or 2 parts pastry cream and 1 part butter by weight - everything at room temp... whip together) but make the pastry cream with coconut milk and supplement the finished buttercream with coconut extract.

Rose Levy has a great recipe for "Silk Meringue Buttercream"... substitute coconut milk when making the creme anglaise. You'll still want to supplement the flavor with a little extract.

I hope this helps.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:26pm
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Yes. I used it in place of my water in a crisco/powder sugar buttercream. I used a whiole can of it to get the consistancy and I think it was for 2lbs of powder sugar.

CranberryClo Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:30pm
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I make IMBC only and use coconut cream(liquid) to flavor it. It's SO good. I don't know about powdered sugar buttercream, but thought I'd throw out that it's really good in IMBC.


bwonderful Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:37pm
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Thanks!! everyone's suggestions were so helpful.

I make plain powdered sugar butterceam and I wanted to subsitute the liquid for coconut milk. The people that I'm making it for want shredded coconut and condensed milk in the middle of the cake as a filling and I thought that adding the milk to the buttercream would blend the flavors together well.

thanks again.

DebBTX Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 6:49pm
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Wow, all of this sounds delicious.

-Debbie B.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 7:16pm
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oh my.... coconut and condensed milk sounds really good....

is it okay to ask what the cake flavor is? is it also coconut?

DebBTX Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 7:28pm
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This thread is making me hungry for a Tres Leche cake with coconut and strawberries on top.

-Debbie B.

jules1719 Posted 8 Aug 2008 , 7:49pm
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Tres Leches is the best cake. Ever.

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