LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ.  — Coconut cream from iTi Tropicals, Inc. may be used in a variety of applications where traditional dairy is used, including milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, coffee creamer, whipped cream and buttermilk.

It functions well as a dairy replacement because it lacks the subtle aftertaste often present in soy-based drinks, the company said. It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that is comparable to heavy whipping cream and has a mild flavor that combines well with other ingredients.

Coconut cream from iTi Tropicals contains 24% fat and provides a smooth, rich texture when used as an alternative to dairy milk in frozen desserts. It also may be used for other applications beyond beverages, including yogurt, soups, sauces, baked foods and cheeses.

The company’s coconut creams are non-GMO and free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.