Many stores like Kroger, Publix, and Walmart sell coconut cream in the international foods aisle. You can also buy coconut cream online from retailers like Amazon and Thrive Market. For the full list of places where you can buy coconut cream (and where you can’t), see below.
Where to Buy Coconut Cream
While it is slightly less commonly available than coconut milk, many grocery stores, superstores, and online retailers sell coconut cream. Coconut cream is similar to coconut milk, but it has a thicker consistency. Recipes for curries, soups, milkshakes, and smoothies sometimes call for coconut cream. Keep in mind, coconut cream is not to be confused with cream of coconut, which is a sweetened version of coconut cream used primarily in dessert recipes and mixed drinks.
Below, we list the places where you can buy coconut cream in-store and online. When shopping in stores, look for coconut cream in the international foods aisle or Asian foods section. It is typically sold in unrefrigerated cans.
- What it sells: Organic and regular coconut cream from several brands, including Aroy-D, Native Forest, Savoy, and Thai Kitchen
- Shop online
- What it sells: Several brands of coconut cream, including Chaokoh, Iberia, and Simply Asia
- Find a Publix
- What it sells: Thai Kitchen coconut cream
- Find a Safeway
- Note: We called Safeway stores in various states and found that only some stores had coconut cream in stock. You may want to contact your local Safeway before heading out to shop.
- What it sells: Organic and regular coconut cream from several brands, including its own store brand and Native Forest.
- What it sells: Its own store brand of organic coconut cream
- Find a Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
- What it sells: Organic and regular coconut cream from several brands
- Find a Whole Foods
If you’re unable to find coconut cream at a local grocery store, try searching for an Asian market near you. Or you can try making your own coconut cream using fresh coconuts or store-bought coconut milk. You may be able to substitute evaporated milk or condensed milk, depending on the recipe.
The List of Stores That Do Not Sell Coconut Cream
- Costco: Sells coconut milk but not coconut cream, several Costco store associates said; coconut cream also does not appear on the Costco website.
- Sam’s Club: Sells coconut milk but not coconut cream, several Sam’s Club store associates said; coconut cream also does not appear on the Sam’s Club website.
- Target: Sells coconut milk and cream of coconut but not coconut cream.
Grocery stores like Kroger and Trader Joe’s, superstores like Walmart, and online retailers like Amazon sell coconut cream. If your nearby stores don’t have coconut cream in stock, you can search for an Asian market in your area, make your own coconut cream, or use a substitute ingredient.