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How do you store your coconut milk?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 31, 2011 at 4:37 AM

I just started using coconut milk instead of half-and-half in my coffee. I find that, even if I shake the cans vigorously, the cream separates out and stays separated. Refrigerating it after opening isn't helping. I'm half tempted to track down a paint shaker. Has anyone here found success keeping coconut milk relatively homogenized? Failing that, what else do you recommend?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 05, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I keep mine for a week, no prob.

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on December 05, 2012
at 06:47 PM

How long does it last in the fridge?

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

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on May 22, 2012
at 09:48 PM

See all I use it for is for tossing in a smoothie, so the blender mixes it up nice. Though I did open a new can today so I could have some liquid to mix in a different smoothie, and I'm not going to freeze that. I just have it in a nice ziploc container in the frige. Others have said it should last about 2 weeks.

5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

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on May 22, 2012
at 04:06 PM

Thats what I just did since I can never go through an entire can before it goes bad...but the texture totally changes when you defrost it. The fat all clumps together and it gets really weird. Maybe it was just the brand I bought, but I don't think I'll be doing this again.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

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on December 31, 2011
at 10:23 PM

I looked at Amazon and these look good and are inexpensive. But I see that they're plastic which I try to avoid. Do you have them in stainless steel or in plastic? Thanks!

Bb4b4a43f76db4977a3b63721a7c10e7

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on December 31, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Yeah, I also put mine in a blender bottle - the one with a mini whisk ball in it. Works well!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 31, 2011
at 05:07 AM

It's really good- I like sweet coffee, but when I use this I can deal with not adding any sugar.

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:57 AM

oh thank you. thank you. that sounds great.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:41 AM

I make this sometimes- http://followingmynose.blogspot.com/2010/10/primal-non-dairy-coffee-creamer.html I keep it in a bottle in the fridge and it doesn't seem to separate.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on December 31, 2011
at 05:07 AM

It's really good- I like sweet coffee, but when I use this I can deal with not adding any sugar.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on December 31, 2011
at 04:57 AM

oh thank you. thank you. that sounds great.

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65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

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on March 15, 2012
at 05:33 AM

I keep mine in empty, washed glass nut butter jars. Easy to stir with a spoon or shake.

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on May 22, 2012
at 06:15 AM

I buy Trader Joe's coconut milk that comes in a can. Once I open it I store it in a plastic measuring cup that has a lid on it... stays good for up to 2 weeks.

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B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

on May 22, 2012
at 05:43 AM

I know this is an older question, but I just had to answer! I found a great tip online -- make sure your coconut milk is nice & mixed, then pour into an ice cube tray. Freeze them up, then simply store in a plastic baggie in your freezer. Easy for storage + can last as long as you want them to, if you don't think you'll use a lot of it all at once.

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

(877)

on May 22, 2012
at 09:48 PM

See all I use it for is for tossing in a smoothie, so the blender mixes it up nice. Though I did open a new can today so I could have some liquid to mix in a different smoothie, and I'm not going to freeze that. I just have it in a nice ziploc container in the frige. Others have said it should last about 2 weeks.

5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

(956)

on May 22, 2012
at 04:06 PM

Thats what I just did since I can never go through an entire can before it goes bad...but the texture totally changes when you defrost it. The fat all clumps together and it gets really weird. Maybe it was just the brand I bought, but I don't think I'll be doing this again.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on December 31, 2011
at 03:00 PM

Depends on the brand.

I use Native Forest (no BPA in the can) and shake it before I refrigerate it.

It stays homogenized just fine. Other brands, not so much.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on December 05, 2012
at 06:47 PM

How long does it last in the fridge?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on December 05, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I keep mine for a week, no prob.

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6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on December 31, 2011
at 05:56 AM

I have a small smoothie shaker cup that I put the rest of the can in after opening. I use half a can in my smoothie in the morning and needed some way to store the other half. I just shake it up really well and pour it in.

F44b15b2fd1ad134200793d6b474fc4c

(938)

on December 31, 2011
at 10:23 PM

I looked at Amazon and these look good and are inexpensive. But I see that they're plastic which I try to avoid. Do you have them in stainless steel or in plastic? Thanks!

Bb4b4a43f76db4977a3b63721a7c10e7

(215)

on December 31, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Yeah, I also put mine in a blender bottle - the one with a mini whisk ball in it. Works well!

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