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May 31, 2009 08:08 AM

Coconut Milk Powder in Brooklyn?

I've looked in several places but haven't found coconut milk powder. Do you know of a store in the general vicinity of the Slope (Sunset Park, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, or downtown) that might have it?

Thanks for your help.

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  1. I've never come across this product. Is it indeed powdered coconut milk? What are you using it for?

    I know this is no help to you, but I am curious.

    5 Replies
    1. re: Amy Mintzer

      any asian grocery store
      eg Hong Kong Market in Brooklyn's chinatown would have powdered coconut milk

      also hop on the R train to grand avenue in queens and you will find tons of stores (and tons of Asian supermarkets) that would carry it.

      to answer the second poster - it's good to use when you want the coconut flavor without the liquid. also good in drinks

      1. re: tigerwoman

        Thanks. Does it have a traditional or typical use in Asian cooking? (Since you're recommending HK Supermarket...)

        1. re: Amy Mintzer

          it can be used wherever coconut milk is called for (alternatives would be canned coconut milk or squeezing your own milk from grated coconut flesh)

      2. re: Amy Mintzer

        I ended up going to a Southeast Asian market in Chinatown (Asia Market, 71 Mulberry St) and found it there.

        It's used in West Indian as well as Southeast Asian recipes, as an addition to a curry for instance. Apparently you can find it pretty readily in Flatbush West Indian markets.

        I'm actually using it for a cupcake recipe I found on epicurious:

        I'll let you know how it turns out!

        1. re: Brooklyn Hound

          Report on cupcakes! (Thanks again for your suggestions, by the way.) The recipe came out well, though it was extraordinarily rich; I noticed that people ate more of the other cupcakes at the party. Both the batter and the frosting contained a ton of butter. Although they had a nice, mellow coconut flavor to them, I don't think I'd make the recipe again.

          I'll have to figure out some creative uses for the remaining coconut milk powder now.