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

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    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?

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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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