How to Crack Open and Make Coconut Milk

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Introduction: How to Crack Open and Make Coconut Milk

Crack open and extract coconut milk from mature brown coconut easily without any special equipment. Coconut milk is rich and creamy, suitable for cooking, making dessert and drinks.

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Source: How to Extract Coconut Milk

Step 1: Ingredient

You need matured brown coconut.

Step 2: Crack Open

Split coconut into half by taping hard around the coconut equator. Use the back of a heavy knife or hammer.

Step 3: Remove Coconut Meat and Cut Into Pieces

Remove coconut meat from the hard shell using a spoon or dull knife such as a butter knife. Pry between the meat and shell, the meat will pop out.

Cut the meat into small pieces for easy blending with a food processor.

Step 4: Process Using a Blender

Add in 1 cup or equal amount of hot or boiling water. Process until the mixture is fully combined and smooth.

Allow to cool, strain the mixture with cheese cloth or nut milk bag.

Step 5: Refrigerate

Coconut milk will separate in the fridge. Mix well before use.

Note: You can make vegan whipped cream with coconut milk. Leave the milk overnight in the fridge. Thick coconut cream will rise to the surface. Scoop out the thick white cream to make vegan whipped cream.

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    Is there any way to have this cream on top not hard like a rock? I mean after i take it out of the fridge, i can't just shake the milk cuz the cream is solid hard on top.. Can i somehow make it just creamy, not solid? Maybe there is a way to seperate the cream and have it creamy all the time so i could use it for coctails right away? Cuz now it gets extra work to make this solid cream to be creamy again.. Thanks.

    How long is the milk good for before it goes bad? Also can it be frozen and keep its flavor?

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    I don't keep more than 3 days. Take a sniff, if it goes bad, you will know. Use clean equipment, gloves etc.

    Yes, it can be frozen.

    Fat in the milk will go rancid and effect the taste, I would guess as long as fresh milk last in the fridge.

    I dont know why, but I always assumed coconut milk was in the cavity in the middle of the nut...

    Guess I've learned something new today :)

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    That is coconut water. I love that also. I didn't think making milk would be so easy or I would not be buying it.