Coconut generally means the sweet creamy interior flesh of a whole coconut. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with coconut, coconut flesh or coconut milk as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include coconut, but are not ...

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What are the principal components of coconut taste, and how do they differ between fresh and stale coconuts?

I was used to drinking coconut milk and finding that it is nice, a bit sweet, and a bit bland. One day i had a normal supermarket coconut, that tasted like Malibu essence inside. Is that what a very ...
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What would be a good substitute for coconut milk in curry sauces?

Specifically, if I work from a started paste that require adding coconut milk, what would be a good substitute?
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What can I use as a substitute for grated coconut in heavy syrup?

I have a Latin American recipe that calls for grated coconut in heavy syrup. Apparently, you can commonly buy it in cans in Latin America, but not here in the USA. Can I substitute some mixture of dry ...
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To finely spray a thin layer of warm liquid Coconut Oil?

Online, I've been seeing these metal, glass, poly/ plastic bottles that are said to keep & spray cooking/ edible oils. Let's assume the oil is warm & liquid, not cold & frozen, which ...
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How to eat coconut oil? More details inside!

I'm having trouble eating coconut oil by the spoonful, I can't stand the oily fatty feeling in my mouth. It makes me gag. However, I do want to eat it for health benefits. I can eat ~5g of fructose (...
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Store bought frozen coconut milk

For how long can you keep store bought packaged frozen coconut milk in the refrigerator after it's been thawed?
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How do I prevent coconut milk from separating in Thai curry?

It seems like every single attempt I've made at making a Thai-style coconut curry ends up with the sauce mixture separating. Although it usually still tastes good, the coconut ends up looking like it ...
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Why does my coconut sauce lack a strong coconut taste?

Why doesn't my coconut sauce have a strong coconut flavor similar to what is served in Thai restaurants? Do they use real coconut or coconut essence or coconut oil? I use a can of coconut.
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Coconut milk looks like water with butter chunks

I bought a can of coconut milk (or a cream really, it is rather fat, around 17%) for my piña colada. I have never bought coconut milk before. It was weird inside. Upper half was like butter paste and ...
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How to Make Canned Coconut Milk Separate

My friend wants to make coconut milk separate so that she can use the cream for whipping. Can anyone suggest a way of accomplishing this? Edited to add: I asked her to confirm that it was full-fat ...
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Substitute for coconut milk in curry

I would like to make Thai yellow curry or Panang curry but there is a severe coconut allergy in my family so I cannot put even a trace of coconut into it. I have the Mae Ploy curry pastes for both but ...
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making cream with almond milk and fat

I want to make a replacement for heavy cream. I'm considering almond milk blended with a fat. I have a high powered blender on the way for this purpose (yes, it will blend). Some fats I'm considering:...
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Any way to reduce the tangy taste of homemade coconut milk?

I make different kinds of non dairy milks (nut, rice, etc). I rather like coconut milk, but would like to reduce the natural tangy coconutty flavor. I was looking at the following question: Homemade ...
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Coconut milk/cream vs cow milk in recipes

I want to know if I can freely substitute coconut milk and/or cream for cow milk in dessert recipes. The reason I wish to substitute is to try new flavors and explore new frontiers. I have never used ...
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Refrigerate cooked mung bean porridge

How long can I refrigerate cooked mung bean porridge with coconut cream? This is the recipe I used, with 1/4 the sugar suggested. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/04/mung-bean-porridge-in-...
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How can I make caramel that will hold its shape, without using refined sugar?

I am making my own ice cream pops. One flavor I'm developing is Peach Cobbler. I've been trying to include some caramel in the bars, yet I can't seem to make a type caramel using coconut sugar, that ...
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Can I make sweetened coconut from dried coconut?

In my pantry, I have a bag of dried & shredded coconut. I want to use it, but all recipes I come across ask for sweetened coconut. That coconut also looks a lot more moist than mine. Is there a ...
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homemade coconut flavoured yogurt?

I love there store bought coconut flavoured yogurts. I usually make my own but i cant find any type of coconut aromas around (even synthetics). Is there some way to do some similar yogurts? I use ...
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Brown Coconut water safety issue? [duplicate]

If you like sour and the water is not rancid is there any danger in drinking the water? If so what is the danger? I grew up drinking it and it was delightful. There were never any warnings against ...
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how to use ktc pure coconut oil?

I bought a bottle of ktc pure coconut oil but as far as I can tell, it is in solid form and not liquid as I sort of expected. How can I use it? In case anyone has used it, is the oil going to cause ...
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Substituting Cream without Coconut

I'm mastering my vegetable curry recipe and while it is spectacular in its current form using heavy whipping cream, I have some wild notion that the recipe would be more appreciated if I could manage ...
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How to make creamier and softer vegan coconut ice-cream?

I was making vegan coconut ice-cream with coconut milk base. Instead of using a can of coconut milk, shredded coconut with hot water was squeezed through a towel for coconut milk replacement. Then ...
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Coconut rice; should it taste like coconut?

I made coconut rice yesterday with a simple recipe (coconut milk, water, tsp sugar, pinch of salt, rice, all in the rice cooker). I was a little bit underwhelmed by the output; the rice was cooked ...
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Shelf life and Validation of Coconut Milk?

I use coconut milk for a pasta dishes, then put the carton back in the fridge. I may use some of it for a coffee additive, the use plenty more for another pasta dish or recipe. Alas, I do not cook ...
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How to infuse coconut flavor into nuts?

While traveling abroad, I purchased a small bag of salted cashews at a convenience store. I immediately noticed that they have a distinctively different taste from what I'm used to; slightly more ...
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Non-coconut substitute for coconut cream [duplicate]

I'm planning on cooking a Massaman curry but for someone who really dislikes the taste of coconut. What would a good substitute be? I'm thinking of just using cream instead - do you think that would ...
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Coconut water from mature coconut [duplicate]

I recently bought a green, and a brown coconut (different stages of maturation). I drunk the liquid from the green, young one, which is apparently what you are supposed to do, and it tasted terrible. ...
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Problem making homemade bounty bars

I tried making homemade bounty bars twice but there is a problem I can't seem to get the solution to this problem right. What I do is as follows: I first mix a can of sweetened condensed milk with ...
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Coconut sugar flavor

I bought a lot of coconut sugar (and have since given it to my MIL). I baked cupcakes with it and the entire batch of cupcakes fell (there was a crater-like indention in every cupcake). All of my ...
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When to prefer yogurt, cream, and coconut milk in an Indian vegetarian dish to make it creamy?

Firstly, I have noticed all the curried dishes we eat in an Indian restaurant feel "creamy". Now, I don't know whether they add cream, or yogurt, or coconut milk? In which kinds of dishes do we need ...
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Attempting to make Coconut Pringles - dough too crumbly

not a cook here. Attempting to make coconut based "pringles". here's my recipe: 3/4 cup coconut blended into essentially coconut butter 3/4 cup coconut flour 1 tbsp arrowroot powder 1/4 tsp baking ...
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How to make a coconut bar?

I am trying to reverse engineer this coconut bar. I placed all the listed ingredients together into a pot, heated it up, mixed it up, let it cool, but the result was bad. Any ideas of how to find ...
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Will colored shredded coconut show up in brownies?

My coworkers would like me to make faux "special" brownies. The requirements are that the brownies look the part and still taste good but don't have any actual "herbs" in them. My first thought was ...
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Homemade coconut milk separates into different layers after a day in the fridge

I made some coconut milk. After a day in the fridge there was two layers of liquid in the jar, coconut water and solid coconut which I found out afterwards that it is called coconut butter! When I ...
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How long does coconut curry last in the fridge?

I have three day old green coconut chicken curry in the fridge and am wondering if coconut milk goes bad very quickly. (This is complicated slightly by the power cut we had two days ago for 12 hours. ...
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How to shell a coconut without breaking the seed?

Quite a lot of the time I'm able to get large parts of seeds by hitting the shell against the ground. This causes bigger cracks in the shell than the seed, I can then pry off the outer layer. However, ...
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Is raw coconut safe to eat?

I recently came across this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC546945/?page=1 and I am worried about potential salmonella infection in raw coconut meat and whole coconut picked up ...
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Can I make a béchamel sauce with coconut cream?

I want to make a béchamel sauce with coconut cream instead of milk. Does anybody have a guess whether this will work?
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How to keep opened coconut safely?

Once the coconut is opened , it is attracting fruit flies and other flies. Also, the white color changes to brownish, rendering it unusable. Is there any way we can "save" an opened coconut. I do ...
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Bottled coconut oil

I order coconut oil and it is bottled. In the room temperature, it is solid, so I cannot reach the contents of the bottle. Is there a way, how to get that oil? I don't want to spoil it.
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Coconut milk substitutions?

I am looking for a substitution for coconut milk. I am highly allergic to coconut, but often see recipes I would like to try that call for it.
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Dry roasting nuts and spices beforehand

I have recipes that call for dry roasting peanuts, coconut, and sesame seeds. I make these recipes a lot — so theoretically it would be easier to dry roast everything I have one time, instead of ...
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why does coconut ice turn brown after a couple of days [closed]

Please can someone help or give advice to solve my problem. I have tried using sorbex but with no advantage
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How do you open a coconut?

Without killing yourself or others?
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How to remoisten sweetened coconut after opening?

My Baker's sweetened coconut is not moist after being stored in the refrigerator. How can it be remoistened?
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Non-coconut substitute for coconut cream?

I found a recipe for cornbread that I want to try, but it calls for "1 cup Goya coconut cream". Two problems with this: one, I don't have any such creature (I'm not even 100% confident I know what it ...
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Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or vice versa?

Can coconut cream be transformed into coconut milk, or the other way around? For example, will adding water or cow milk to coconut cream make a usable coconut milk? Or by reducing coconut milk, can I ...
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Cracking cocunut cream

I have several recepies which call for cracking cocunut cream (Thai curries). I used to just fry the curry paste and add coconut cream (or coconut milk) which produces reasonable results, but on ...
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Can coconut cream be made from coconut flour?

I have never seen or tried coconut cream (nor milk) personally, so I have no idea what should be it, but since I need it as a ingredient in my cocktails, I decided to give it a shot and try to make it....
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How do I finely strain fresh coconut milk?

I had a lovely bunch of young coconuts. I extracted the water of most of them, and I blended all the meats and enough of the water (in the right proportion) to make something like 3 gallons of coconut ...