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  • What to do with Coconut milk/cream ? How to keep it?

    I have two tetra-paks; one of each, the Aroy-D brand. I've read that it doesn't keep very well after opened. Is there any way to keep it at all? I've read it doesn't freeze well. Can you freeze it and then use it for shakes / smoothies, since that's more or less what I use it for?

    For example, if I were to make a lot of smoothies with it, would it keep then in closed glass bottles in the fridge?

  • #2
    As to how to keep.... yea, a bottle in your fridge if fine for several days.

    I've never tried to freeze mine..... I would think the work to chisel it out and use would be a bit daunting.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Quoniam View Post
      For example, if I were to make a lot of smoothies with it, would it keep then in closed glass bottles in the fridge?
      Ya, I use old mineral water or syrup bottles. Still not a great lifespan so I don't open a can unless I mean it.

      You can try an ice cube tray--it gets very crystallized but if you're blending it that may not be a problem like it is for hot coffee. Coconut ice cream keeps well in covered glass.
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      • #4
        lol... me and the family just leave whats in the can unused and cover it with some saran wrap and throw it in the fridge. I figure coconut is anti-microbial enough to make it a few days- a week without too much concern in this manner.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the answers so far. The issue is that the tetra-paks say that it won't last more than 2 days in the fridge (??) which seems a bit little. I certainly can't imagine myself drinking 34 ounces of coconut milk in that time frame since I only use about 6-8 ounces at a time for shakes.

          And it's only $2.99 for the whole pak... otherwise I'd just get cans of Native Forest at the local Stop & Shop. But I can't really pass up a deal like that. I like the ice cubes idea, might try that.

          Any other ways? What if the glass bottles (think snapple) are covered with saran wrap at the mouth and placed in the back of the fridge - will that help?

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          • #6
            I mix it with eggs to make a large omelet, then take a section of that to work for lunch each day.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
              lol... me and the family just leave whats in the can unused and cover it with some saran wrap and throw it in the fridge. I figure coconut is anti-microbial enough to make it a few days- a week without too much concern in this manner.
              Glad I'm not alone there. Actually, I didn't have any plastic wrap, so I stuck a ziplock bag over it and closed it as far as it'd go. It's been that way for a week and seems to still be good.
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              • #8
                I make coconut kefir for my*smoothies. Lasts longer in the frig, sour taste blends neutralizes bitter greens like kale and probiotics are a plus.

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                • #9
                  Yeah, I find the tetra paks don't keep well either. Because aroy-d doesn't have gums and stabilizers, it does tend to settle out and glop up. It's hard to shake an open tetra pak without getting spray all over the kitchen. I put it into old kefir bottles that have a good lid so I can give it a good shaking.

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                  • #10
                    You can probably freeze whatever you don't use.

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                    • #11
                      I just had the same problem and I get through loads of coconut milk. I threw more than half in a blender with a pkg of frozen strawberries a banana and vanilla, put in popsicle containers and froze.....yum. I also use it to make yogurt. If I am not making one of the bigger things then I tend to just use the cans.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AuroraB View Post
                        Neat, never thought of looking in the freezer section.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
                          As to how to keep.... yea, a bottle in your fridge if fine for several days.

                          I've never tried to freeze mine..... I would think the work to chisel it out and use would be a bit daunting.
                          I just pour the leftovers into a zip-loc sandwich bag and throw it in the freezer. Make sure you squeeze the air out of the bag. No chiseling required.

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                          • #14
                            I use this brand and store it in the fridge in a separate container with a wide enough opening to fit a spoon in so I can stir it up just before use. I would say that it lasts a bit longer the 2 days in the fridge, maybe 3-5 days. I use it fairly often in my morning iced americano (just add the milk and mix prior to ice), we use it as a cooking oil (in the frying pan with veg, or in a dish for slow cooking meats), mix it in with your ground meat for moist burgers, use it as a milk sub for a primal version of cereal (it actually has a consistency more like yogurt once in the fridge for a day so that's kind of nice).

                            If it gets too thick for you in the fridge, just spoon some out into a glass or something and mix with a bit of water until it is the consistency for what you want.

                            The Arroy-D brad is the best I have found so far since there is no other ingredients like guar gum, and it is 100% BPA free. This is very hard to find in any other coconut milk/cream product.

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                            • #15
                              what to use coconut cream with?

                              Pretty much everything.

                              smoothies, curries, icecream, baking, making paleo nut ball snack things (lara bars maybe? i dont know what they actually are), put it in your bath if you're feeling decadent, whip it into coconut frosting, put it in your coffee if it floats your boat.

                              As for storage, once you've opened them they don't last that long. Maybe a week or two? Best bet is to freeze it if its not going to be used pretty quickly, it defrosts quickly.

                              If you're making a curry with coconut milk, don't boil it with the coco, because it will split. Looks ugly, tastes fine though.

                              Oh also, check the ingredients because some brands add thickeners and/or water.
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