a milky white liquid expressed from coconut meat, used as a base in cooking.
Extracted by infusion with boiling water, coconut milk is used as a base and/or dairy alternative for a variety of dishes and drinks. The creamy texture is perfect for not only curries but smoothies, soups, and marinades as well!
Coconut Milk Versus Coconut Cream | How to Prep
The main difference between milk and cream is concentration and consistency.
- Coconut milk: Coconut milk has the consistency of cow's milk. Creamy but less concentrated - you are able to drink it. It is made from simmering one part shredded coconut in one part water.
- Coconut cream: Very rich, consistency is thick. It is made from simmering four parts shredded coconut in one part water. The cream that rises to the top of a can of coconut milk is also considered coconut cream.
Canned coconut milk and cream are ready to use! Simply add to dishes for a dairy-alternative with a creamy texture.
Interested in making fresh coconut milk at home? Try The Heathy Foodie's recipe | paleo and whole 30 friendly.
•The flesh and water from one fresh coconut
•1 + ½ cup plain filtered water
Yields about 2 cups.
Spicemode + Coconut Milk
We've already established our love for coconuts. From their many health benefits to the versatility of their parts, we here at Spicemode are all about them. We keep coconut milk on hand in our pantry because of the mellow flavor and creamy texture it adds to any dish.
By not pre-adding coconut milk to our signature cooking sauces like many other brands, we are giving you the opportunity to be as creative as possible in the kitchen. Prepare a traditional curry or SPICE up a soup with one of our cooking sauces without using coconut milk. The choice is now yours!
Spicemode's Pantry features ingredients and spices that are either featured in or are complementary to Spicemode's signature cooking sauces + seasonings.