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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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What is this core inside a coconut seed?

In the German survival show "7 vs Wild", one of the participants opened a coconut seed to find it filled with something he calls a "cake" (the light-yellowish part in the image ...
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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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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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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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How long does coconut curry last in the fridge? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coconut milk ice cream — getting volume?

I've made ice cream with full-fat coconut milk twice in my KitchenAid ice cream maker with OK results. I've followed the instructions and have run the machine for the time suggested (about 20 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I extract coconut milk from coconut meat?

Coconut milk in the local grocery store costs around $1.50 for a small can. Cans of coconut milk that cost less are full of fillers such as extra water and gums to thicken it. Whole coconuts, on the ...
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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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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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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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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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Cracking coconut cream

I have several recepies which call for cracking coconut 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...