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Coconut Water or Milk?

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Created August 26, 2011 at 7:11 AM

Do you use Coconut Water or Milk?

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on September 12, 2013
at 05:06 PM

Don't worry too much about it being fatty. That's one of the great discoveries leading to Paleo and similar diets. Saturated fats are not bad! Even in fairly high quantities. Just try to get good, clean coconut milk or coconut cream. Some brands contain too many ingredients. All you really need is coconut extract. Some people handle gums (like the guar gum in many coconut products) better than others.

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on August 27, 2011
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theres something about fresh cheese that for some reason is better, I think it has to do with the fact that its made with full fat cream (ie: paneer or ricotta or cottage cheese)

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on August 26, 2011
at 05:24 PM

I can't seem to really sub coconut for dairy except the oil as a sub for butter in frying and other cooking applications. I do like the coconut solids from a can of milk to make a nice whipped cream sub. I do think you can make a nice cheese from nuts but I've never heard of a coconut cheese product.

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on August 26, 2011
at 01:49 PM

Thanks Kelly! I like fresh cheese. How does it help?

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on August 26, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Oh! And I've done sorbet and ice with coconut water - no problems, the flavour is quite nice and clean.

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on August 26, 2011
at 12:54 PM

I make ice cream and re: using coconut milk it's fine, you get a better texture if you use full and not the "lite" version. Of course, adding part heavy cream is another trick for creaminess. I've also used goat milk if you have trouble ingesting both coconut and cow milk :)

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on August 26, 2011
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I was thinking about ice cream where I use cream. Coconut milk seems so thin... I have issues with coconut but I realize that I have issues with Dairy as well. Time for experimenting...

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:48 AM

I am thinking about replacing some of the dairy in my diet with coconut. Currently butter at breakfast, cheese at lunch, cream at dinner.

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If one wanted to engage in an exercise in futility one might. Ever heard of oil and water don't mix? pretty sure they would be hard to integrate. Coconut oil is already in the coconut milk so you may be able to saturate it further with more oil but.....why? It's pretty fatty as is. You've got me curious. What are you trying to do, lol?

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Would one ever mix coconut oil into the milk or water?

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That makes sense!

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:24 AM

Both.

Coconut water for hydration when it's really hot outside. Makes a great water kefir too.

Coconut milk for everything else (curry, ice cream, whipped cream, baking, etc)

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on August 26, 2011
at 07:48 AM

I am thinking about replacing some of the dairy in my diet with coconut. Currently butter at breakfast, cheese at lunch, cream at dinner.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:30 AM

That makes sense!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 26, 2011
at 12:56 PM

Oh! And I've done sorbet and ice with coconut water - no problems, the flavour is quite nice and clean.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 08:08 AM

I was thinking about ice cream where I use cream. Coconut milk seems so thin... I have issues with coconut but I realize that I have issues with Dairy as well. Time for experimenting...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:34 AM

Would one ever mix coconut oil into the milk or water?

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 26, 2011
at 05:24 PM

I can't seem to really sub coconut for dairy except the oil as a sub for butter in frying and other cooking applications. I do like the coconut solids from a can of milk to make a nice whipped cream sub. I do think you can make a nice cheese from nuts but I've never heard of a coconut cheese product.

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

(24286)

on August 26, 2011
at 07:45 AM

If one wanted to engage in an exercise in futility one might. Ever heard of oil and water don't mix? pretty sure they would be hard to integrate. Coconut oil is already in the coconut milk so you may be able to saturate it further with more oil but.....why? It's pretty fatty as is. You've got me curious. What are you trying to do, lol?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on August 26, 2011
at 12:54 PM

I make ice cream and re: using coconut milk it's fine, you get a better texture if you use full and not the "lite" version. Of course, adding part heavy cream is another trick for creaminess. I've also used goat milk if you have trouble ingesting both coconut and cow milk :)

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on August 26, 2011
at 12:44 PM

If dairy is an issue switch out your butter for ghee (easy to make at home),

use fresh cheeses that go off in a day or two, or make your own (paneer recipe posted online is awesome)

buy full fat plain yogurt and strain out the whey (which is sometimes one of the dairy issues).

Try making coconut fermented yogurt at home.

Full fat cream should be ok to use, I use it to infuse flavors and make sauces for fish and chicken recipes. I've even made coconut milk ice cream.

Add coconut into your diet slowly as it can bother your system. Start small and work up gradually every 3 days if no issues.

I have yet to use the coconut water, I had it from some fresh coconuts but was afraid to drink it, it really smelled antisepticy and I have issues with coconut and figured it wasnt a good idea for me.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on August 26, 2011
at 01:49 PM

Thanks Kelly! I like fresh cheese. How does it help?

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on August 27, 2011
at 01:09 PM

theres something about fresh cheese that for some reason is better, I think it has to do with the fact that its made with full fat cream (ie: paneer or ricotta or cottage cheese)

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on September 12, 2013
at 12:59 PM

I drink both coconut water and milk, I like how milk tastes more but it is quite fatty, that's why I try not to drink it very often. Coconut water is very quench thirsting and contains electrolytes so its good to drink after working out. Here is some coconut water nutrition information and here is the article about the nutritional value of coconut milk.

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on September 12, 2013
at 05:06 PM

Don't worry too much about it being fatty. That's one of the great discoveries leading to Paleo and similar diets. Saturated fats are not bad! Even in fairly high quantities. Just try to get good, clean coconut milk or coconut cream. Some brands contain too many ingredients. All you really need is coconut extract. Some people handle gums (like the guar gum in many coconut products) better than others.

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