Coconut Milk Powder - YYC
Or coconut cream powder.... Anyone know where I can pick some up? Would like it for some camping/backpacking trips this Spring and Summer.
Thanks messier and Office Broccoli
I did not think of T&T for some reason. And dessert pudding mixes? Would definitely not have looked there.
As close as your local Stuporstore. Find it in the ethnic aisle. They carry a thai brand called Chao Thai.
As someone else mentioned, Lambda has also has it, as will any asian (chinese/viet/east indian) grocery store.
You will find different brands (Maggi ,Santan etc) and may be processed differently. Some with preservatives, and others not.
As for what to do with them.... it replaces the need for canned coconut milk. Of course it can't compare to fresh coconut milk but it works. Also, by varying the amount of water you use to reconstitute the coconut milk/cream, you can control the thickness. I recommend using hot water to reconstitute. and if you get the powder, you can mix up what you need and save the rest for another time, whereas if you open up a can, then you have to use it up or transfer to another container.
Ideas for use- make your own coconut rice. Reconstitute the powder and use it to replace the liquid when making rice. Don't forget to add a little bit of salt to the rice to balance flavours. Add it to curries to add more flavour and creaminess. It is often used in asian desserts, hence finding it in the dessert aisle at T and T.