Fresh Coconut Milk
Yields: 3 Cups
2 Fresh Coconuts, opened, meat scooped out and peeled (keep
coconut water for other uses, see note)
3 Cups Boiling Water
Put cleaned coconut meat in a blender.
Pour boiling water over the meat.
Carefully blend until smooth and thick.
(Take caution when blending hot items as they have a tendency
to explode. Blend on slow speed or in small batches.)
Let stand for 10 minutes.
Place a colander over a large bowl.
Line the colander with cheesecloth or a kitchen towel.
Pour liquid through cloth.
Once drained, wring any remaining liquid from the coconut.
As the liquid settles, the coconut cream will rise to the
Coconut water is an excellent ingredient in light Caribbean
cocktails. See Caribbean Coconut Cooler, page ???.
The powdery coconut left in the towel can be used as a breading
for fried shrimp or vegetables. It can also make a decorative
rim for a Coconut Martini, page ??.
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