Coconut milk is different from coconut water (coconut juice), which
you get when you open the coconut. You can read more about
Coconut milk is easily available in cartons in liquid form or in powder form. But it makes sense to learn to make it yourself just in case you don't get it.
You get coconut milk when you extract the milky juice by squeezing the inner white fleshy part of coconut. That is done by finely grating or grinding the coconut and extracting the juice using a little water.
If you have a heavy duty mixer grinder, you can put the coconut pieces in it to grind it to paste. You can also use grated coconut to extract milk.
Coconut milk looks like, well, dairy milk. But it has a coco-nutty flavor and fragrance and a wonderful taste.
It can be used to make sweets, drinks, desserts, soups, curries in the same way as dairy milk.
Vegans can use it in many dishes instead of dairy milk.
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recipes with coconut milk
Ingredients for making coconut milk:
You need a muslin cloth or a fine mesh strainer to make coconut milk from fresh coconut.
This coconut cream contains more fat and is rich in coconut flavor too.
Coconut cream is used for making sweets and puddings.
Want to Know more about
how to get coconut juice?
Coconut milk powder is made by evaporating/dehydrating the coconut milk.
This coconut milk powder is available in packs. to get milk from this powder, just mix 1 tbsp powder with 1/2 cup hot/warm water and use this prepared coconut milk in your recipe.
If you want thicker milk, use less water.