Has anyone tried freezing coconut milk? The recipe I am making tonight only uses 1/2 C. and the can is 13+oz. I am not planning on making anything that would use the rest of it in the next week or so.
Yep, it freezes quite well. In fact, you can find frozen 'fresh' coconut milk in the freezer cases of most Asian supermarkets and this tastes better (fresher) than the canned variety, which is important if you're making Asian desserts. It doesn't matter so much if you're making curry or some spicy savory dish because the spices and seasonings mask the 'tinned' flavor. Of course, the best would be freshly-squeezed milk from grated coconut....
It freezes fine...Interesting sideline on coconut milk I only recently discovered...
I was looking at the ingredient listing and the different fat content between regular coconut milk and 'lite' coconut milk. Regular = 49% coconut milk, 51% water, 'Lite' = 34% coconut milk, 66% water!!!
Just FYI - asian grocers often carry little mini cans of coconut milk (6 oz or so). You can stock up on these to avoid having to store a half a can all the time. I try not to use too much, so these cans work for me.