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    Question About Coconut Milk?

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    I've never used coconut milk before. What is the consistency supposed to be like? I opened a can yesterday and it was a little chunky. It smelled like coconuts so no sour or spoiled smell but wasn't sure if it was supposed to be liquidy like regular milk or really creamy with chunks.

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    I bet the chunkiness you saw was the cream that floats to the top of the can of coconut milk. I find that shaking the can before opening and then giving it i a quick stir after opening helps.

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    It is thick but it can separate a bit (giving you those chunks) so give it a good shake.

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    Thank you both. I was worried that it might be bad.

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    If you put it in the refrigerator before opening, all the solids will rise to the top and form a delicious creamy substance, however the water will be at the bottom and that's not very pleasant. For this reason I store all my cans at room temperature and shake them well before opening.
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    @rphlslv, before we started using tropical traditions (we get our coconut oil & cream from them) thats how we got our "cream"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Namasteak View Post
    @rphlslv, before we started using tropical traditions (we get our coconut oil & cream from them) thats how we got our "cream"!
    Freaking delicious man!! I wish the whole can was like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Namasteak View Post
    I bet the chunkiness you saw was the cream that floats to the top of the can of coconut milk. I find that shaking the can before opening and then giving it i a quick stir after opening helps.
    I feel like a dumbass... I was always annoyed that the creaminess was at the top and the water was at the bottom. I never thought of shaking it... thanks!!!!!

    Haha I can't stop laughing because I feel like such an idiot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dosenberry View Post
    I feel like a dumbass... I was always annoyed that the creaminess was at the top and the water was at the bottom. I never thought of shaking it... thanks!!!!!

    Haha I can't stop laughing because I feel like such an idiot!
    if its any consolation, i was doing the same thing until about a month ago. any room in the dunce corner?


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    Quote Originally Posted by batty View Post
    if its any consolation, i was doing the same thing until about a month ago. any room in the dunce corner?
    Same thing happened to me with my first can but reading this forum resolved it.

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