Sorry - these are probably really cringe-y "newbie" questions ....
I buy my coconut milk in cans. When I open them the milk has usually separated into the liquid and then about an inch of denser cream at the top. This is fine when I am cooking as it all goes in, heats and mixes. But if I wanted to drink the milk straight out of the can, how would I get the cream and the milk to mix together into one emulsion again? Or don't I?!!
Is eating fresh white coconut "meat" a good thing to be doing? As a dessert for example or a quick snack if I don't have time to get a meal? (Kind of using it how some folks use coconut oil as a snack)
Lastly - desiccated coconut - good thing or bad thing? I'm thinking glove box/plane travel snack alternative when you can't get hold of anything else?
Again - apologies, I'm pretty much new to coconut (but love it) and want to make sure I am getting the best from it/not overdoing or wrongly doing things.
Thanks for your help.