Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Coco Lopez creme of coconut is the commercial product of choice for many bars around the world but it can be difficult to source in some countries outside the US. Jeff “Beachbum” Berry has stated that Coco Lopez is the best for cocktails.The DIY recipe listed above avoids all the emulsifiers, stabilisers and growth inhibiting agents for a tastier, fresher and more natural cream of coconut. The shelf life won't be as long but once you taste a Painkiller made with the DIY version, it won't last long at all.Each serving is calculated to approximately 6.5 cents USD compared to 24 cents per serving for Coco Lopez. If your bar serves 300 Pina Colada's or Painkillers a week, you'll save $2,730 USD per year by simply making it yourself.


  • 400 ml Coconut Milk
  • 375 g Sugar
  • 1 Pinch(s) Salt


  • Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan
  • Place on a low heat on the stovetop
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved (colour changes from white to partially transparent)