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can you freeze coconut milk?

anunez Sep 9, 2008 02:34 PM

I used some coconut milk for a satay but didnt want to throw out the rest of the can. Have people had luck freezing this? It was also the light variety which may effect its defrosting quality. just interested - thanks!

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    Joebob RE: anunez Sep 9, 2008 02:49 PM

    Have done so and it was useable subsequently.

    1. rabaja RE: anunez Sep 9, 2008 03:06 PM

      I've done it too, it should be fine!

      1. nofunlatte RE: anunez Sep 9, 2008 03:15 PM

        I often freeze leftover coconut milk. It's fine.

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          bex109 RE: anunez Sep 9, 2008 10:02 PM

          Totally works. I freeze it in 1/4 cup portions in a muffin tin, then pop them out and store in a ziploc till I need them

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            kangarara RE: bex109 Apr 22, 2011 05:45 PM

            (I can't imagine only using 1/4 cup of coconut milk in anything :))

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            pepperqueen RE: anunez Sep 9, 2008 10:11 PM

            Not only do I freeze leftover coconut milk, I also freeze Thai curry paste, chili in adobo and other things that are only used in small quantities. Put them in mustard jars and lable. To use, microwave for 30 sec. or so and scoop out what you need and then refreeze.

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              llietzke RE: pepperqueen Apr 29, 2011 10:24 PM

              Subsequently I have been using a handy tip I got from Rachael Ray. I just put the unused portion of chili in adobo sauce in a ziplock bag, and throw it in the freezer. Then when you need some, just roll it out and grate the desired amount with a box grater. I have yet to use an entire can of chilies in adobo sauce at one time, and this is a great way to use just enough to add a smoky, spicy element to a dish.

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              HillJ RE: anunez Apr 22, 2011 07:03 PM

              Ice cube trays are the bomb for purposes like this. Similar to the post about muffin tin use, I freeze all sorts of ingredients, including coconut milk, in small portions.

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