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Coconut Milk

Scoutmaster May 10, 2013 03:59 PM

Just opened a 14oz can of coconut milk for a recipe using 2-3 Tablespoons.

What can I do with the leftover? How long will it last in the fridge? Can I freeze it?

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  1. weezieduzzit RE: Scoutmaster May 10, 2013 04:49 PM

    It freezes just fine.

    1. hotoynoodle RE: Scoutmaster May 10, 2013 05:33 PM

      it also will last for a couple weeks at least if you switch it into a tupperware.

      i like mixing a bit into my yogurt and berries.

      1. LMAshton RE: Scoutmaster May 11, 2013 04:54 PM

        Coconut milk is used in a lot of curries from the Indian subcontinent.

        My coconut milk never lasts that long simply because I cook a lot of curries - I almost always have an opened container of coconut milk in the fridge. If yours smells or tastes rancid, toss it.

        1. Chemicalkinetics RE: Scoutmaster May 11, 2013 04:59 PM

          I freeze it. It can be frozen for quiet long.

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            HillJ RE: Scoutmaster May 11, 2013 07:16 PM

            Freeze in an ice cube tray. 2-3 Tblsp. of coconut milk comes up quite frequently in my kitchen. I just open a can and dispense into the tray on purpose!

            1. ninrn RE: Scoutmaster May 11, 2013 10:17 PM

              Another vote for freezing and curries. Frozen coconut milk cubes are good in smoothies, too. Thawed, it's a nice addition chocolate cake or frosting, waffles, pancakes, and adding some to a hot bath is an amazing moisturizer.

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                youareabunny RE: Scoutmaster May 12, 2013 08:53 AM

                Coconut milk shampoo

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                  MrsJonesey RE: Scoutmaster May 12, 2013 09:23 AM

                  Just saw this recipe for Coconut Brigadeiros which would use up 1/2 cup.

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