Questions tagged [coconut]

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 focused on coconut, should not use this tag.

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What is Baker’s Cookie Coconut?

The Joys of Jell-O, on page 73, has a recipe for Marzipan that calls for “1 package (7 oz.) Baker’s Cookie Coconut”. This product doesn’t appear to exist anymore. It appears to be something different ...
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Canned Coconut milk is curdled when opened

I bought Coconut milk (88% coconut and rest water) in a sealed can, when I opened it the solid where already separated from the liquid. The solid part was at the top quite thick like frozen coconut ...
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How do I stop coconut cream from separating/clumping in coconut milk without changing flavor profile of milk? [duplicate]

Making coconut milk. Coconut milk keeps clumping together and separating in fridge. Can I avoid this without making the milk taste different?
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How can I assess how sweet the water of a young coconut in husk will be before buying/opening the coconut?

How can I assess how sweet the water of a young coconut in husk will be before buying/opening the coconut? Example of a young coconut in husk:
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What is the difference between a young coconut and a white coconut?

I am reading conflicting information. https://www.friedas.com/products/young-coconut/ (mirror) says young coconut and white coconut are different: Young coconuts, white coconuts and brown coconuts ...
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What is the difference between how nut flours and nut butters are made?

Nut flours are made by grinding nuts. Nut butters are made by grinding nuts as well. Do nut flours have the oil removed, or are they just ground a different way?
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When getting coconut milk out of a coconut what type of drill bit should I use?

I'm aware there's wood, masonry, and metal drill bits, but what type works best for getting milk out of a coconut to put lime in it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbgv8PkO9eo
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How to substitute unsweetened coconut for sweetened coconut?

I'm planning to make a coconut macaroon recipe that calls for: 1 cup of cream of coconut 2 tablespoons light corn syrup 4 egg whites 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut 3 cups of sweetened ...
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How to get Coco Lopez in Serbia?

How can I get Coco Lopez cream of coconut in Serbia? I've looked everywhere on the internet, and it is always around $90 shipping or so. I bought it in Italy before and it wasn’t that expensive. I ...
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In what recipes can I use a thick coconut milk kefir? [closed]

Kefir has been a big part of my life since childhood because it's a staple item in my birth country and commonly consummed in my house growing up. So when I found out I can make it home with relative ...
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Coconut cream from coconut butter

How can I make coconut cream from coconut butter? I am making Pina Colada cocktail and I need coconut cream. I have one original coconut cream (for the sake of not advertising, I will not put here ...
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What are the differences between Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, and Coconut Oil?

I am wondering about the differences between these three products. There must be oil and water in the coconut milk, but what makes the milk more than the water and oil? Is it the fiber? Is there ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

I want to make a mayonnaise-based sandwich spread with coconut milk in it, but I'm concerned that adding enough coconut milk for any flavor will make the spread too runny. Note, I do not want to ...
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Thai Curry seems more watery over the last year?

I've made Thai Penang Curry probably ONE THOUSAND TIMES. Not quite weekly for 25 years. No joke. Over the last year or so, I've noticed it's surprisingly watery, however I haven't changed my method ...
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Yellow sticky film on coconut meat - is it bad?

I drank water out of this coconut and then left it unopen in a fridge for few days, and this happened - see the yellow film. It is sticky and the taste is neutral. Doesn't look like mold. Is it bad, ...
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Is it possible to ferment fresh coconut or its water?

Has anyone ever fermented fresh coconut or its water and produced an edible probiotic that tasted good and did not make you sick?
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Can coconut milk always and thoughtlessly substitute cream-based/bechamel sauces? [closed]

I'm thinking of a pasta dish with chicken and mushroom. I have some coconut milk to use. I also want to add cheese at the end, because cheese. But I'm worried the coconut milk might be too strong/odd ...
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

I'm allergic to coconut - this is a new allergy, so I really miss Thai and Indian curry! I also have issues with dairy. Would it work to use roasted cauliflower puree as a curry base instead of ...
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Why does coconut milk separate in coffee?

When I put coconut milk in coffee, curds and lumps form, which does not look good in coffee. When I heat coconut milk, curds are still form. What can I do to avoid this?
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Which type of chocolate to use for covering a coconut ball

I wanted to try a chocolate ball which is made of: condensed milk a little almond powder raisins I mix these ingredients into a soft ball and then I want to cover the bar with chocolate that can ...
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Coconut milk in iced coffee

I like using coconut milk in my coffee. However, during summer, I like putting ice in my coffee. Some part of the coconut milk clumps up around the ice. This is organic unsweetened, so only coconut ...
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What is this paste I got from boiling down coconut "whey"?

I have been fascinated with taking byproducts of a fresh coconut, and this time I got this sweet and very sour paste from boiling down coconut "whey" First, let me explain what is this coconut whey : ...
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Coconut cream pie needs more coconut flavour

I have just made one of my favourite pies (coconut cream) and it was delicious, but it didn't pack a ton of coconut flavour as I was striving for. I made a shortbread crust with coconut that I toasted,...
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Emulsifying homemade coconut milk? [duplicate]

I've been experimenting with fresh coconuts lately (they are amazing), but one thing I haven't figured out yet is how to make a nice creamy coconut milk. Mainly to make hot chocolate and eat with ...
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How long can coconut liquid/cream last (open) in the fridge?

I'm usually left with an unfinished can of coconut cream or liquid when cooking, and I store them in a closed plastic box in the fridge. How long can they last? It says 3 (for the cream) and 4 (for ...
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How can I mask or reduce the taste of coconut oil? Perhaps a spice of some sort?

I love it for its health benefits and I can't eat most other oils in higher amounts, but my meals are very fatty (and I intend to keep that that way), so that means a lot of coconut oil. However it's ...
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How to make coconut oil without any food processor?

How can I make coconut oil without having access to any food processors? I do not own any blenders, juicers, coffee grinders or anything like that and I am not looking to buy one, so I want to know if ...
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Can coconut oil be used for frying?

I found various contradicting sources as to whether coconut oil can be used for frying or not. Some claim it is "The ideal oil for frying" as it has a high smoking point, while some say it is not ...
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Homemade fermented coconut milk

I made milk from a mature brown coconut by blending the flesh with water and straining through mesh. That was a week ago. I haven't used it all, and now I've discovered that it has soured. It's kind ...
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Coconut milk tastes bland

I have been attempting to use coconut milk in both a curry and a rice recipe. I am aiming for a rich and smooth texture, but it keeps coming out bland and watery. Are there any particular methods of ...
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How to choose coconut in supermarket?

I am an avid eater of coconut... Well, I would be if I had some decent coconut to begin with! It happened quite a few times that when I bought a coconut in a supermarket (you know the brown, ripe ...
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Grainy texture from creamed coconut

The other day, I made Tom Kha Gai (Thai coconut, chicken, mushroom, etc. soup) using creamed coconut and water, instead of coconut milk. That is, I dissolved/melted the creamed coconut in the hot ...
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Is there a way to neutralize or override coconut flavour in a vegan dish?

I made a simple vegan cheesecake: coconut fat from coconut milk blended with pre-soaked raw cashews. Turned out real nice but the only thing is a strong coconut flavour. Is there a way to neutralize ...
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How can I make dry coconut from fresh coconut meat?

For my recipe I need dry coconut, but I have only fresh coconut meat in my kitchen. Is there any easy option to convert it into dry coconut?
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Separate coconut oil using microwave

I am cooking thai curry and wondering if I can seperate coconut oil using microwave?
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How to find out if the coconut oil that I will buy from a supermarket is food and/or allergy safe

I want to buy some coconut oil, but I have not tried any coconut oil before, so I don't know which coconut oil can cause food poisoning if used for cooking. I am not a doctor, so I am wondering how it'...
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Homemade Coconut Yogurt Turned Yellow on Top Overnight

I'm making my first little foray into the wonderful world of cultured food making, and have been trying my hand at Coconut Yogurt (this is attempt #4). I have a crock pot that I fill with water, plug ...
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Why does coconut milk separate when it is placed in the fridge?

I have noticed that for many coconut whipped cream recipes, you are supposed to put the can in the fridge overnight to separate the fat and the liquid. Can anyone explain the food science behind why ...
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Peeling coconut meat from shell

I roasted these two coconuts at 350℉ for about 15 min. I was hoping it would make it easier to detach the meat from the shell but it didn't so much. I peeled it but I struggled with a butter knife. ...
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Expire dates on coconut milk

I just bought a case of coconut milk in cartons and the expire date says 12MR01. Does this mean it expired 4 years ago?
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How much meat is in one wild coconut?

I'm asking in reference to this answer which I’m workin on in Worldbuilding. I can look up the nutritional information on coconut and that gives vales for 100 gram portions. But how many grams of ...
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Can I cook with cosmetic coconut oil?

I have this jar of coconut oil from NOW Foods that my wife found in the beauty isle. She wasn't using it, and I'm wondering if I can use it to make pancakes. The jar is labeled "skin & hair / ...
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Do products derived from coconut need to be kept cool?

I have something that's a mix of coconut oil and butter gee. How should I store it? It turned brick hard when I put it in the refrigerator. Here is a picture. UPDATE: I tried keeping it in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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