I have recently switched to full fat coconut milk in a can. When I open the cans, the milk has separated into "cream" and "water". I know I can shake or stir to combine, but I was wondering about something. I love the "cream", unmixed, in my coffee... It's sinful. I don't want to waste the "water" though. It's slightly milky, and I haven't tasted it yet.
Does anyone have any ideas for how to use the watery part?
EDIT: I assume it's not the same as coconut water, since it's slightly milky and cloudy. Is this correct?
decant the water/milk off the top of the can into a container and drink like coconut water (I use it instead of gatorade etc... and its pretty tasty), then save the cream for your coffee, easy as!
just be careful not too keep it too long once opened, i left an empty drink bottle in my gym bag which had a 1:3 mix of the milky water to H2O, and it didn't smell very nice when i found it 3-4 days later, i suggest maybe drinking it within 2-3 days of being opened and kept in the fridge, rather then a bag in a car haha
A common practice in Thai cuisine is to boil meat and vegetables with it. A smoothie is probably the easiest way to get rid of it though. You could also add it to a soup made with coconut milk to make it thinner.
The product you have is not made from coconut water. It is made from shredded coconut meat, mixed with water, and is then squeezed through a filter.
There is not much consensus on what the water you have left is called. In some places it's actually what is called coconut milk, but commercial producers have come up with their own definitions, I guess.
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