Coconut milk is a milky white liquid made from steeping grated fresh coconut meat in either warm milk or water. This infusion carries both fat and flavor, and slightly thickens coconut milk. Coconut milk is usually found canned, and is common in Caribbean, Asian and African cooking.
Coconut milk is around 17% fat, which will rise to the top of the can, forming coconut cream. In cooking, this solidified fat is generally shaken back into to the coconut milk.
Coconut milk can be sweetened to make cream of coconut, one of the ingredients in the Piña Colada.
Some popular cocktails containing Coconut milk
- The Failed Contract of Ladd & Co. — Barbados Rum, Ruby Port, Cherry Bark Vanilla Bitters, Allspice Tincture, Coconut milk, Noir D'Ivoire, Coffee syrup, Griotte
- Hold the Phone — Rum, Pineapple juice, Coconut milk, Banana, Nutmeg
- Thai Boxer — Rum, Ginger liqueur, Lime juice, Ginger beer, Coconut milk, Mint, Thai Basil, Cilantro
- Travel Section — Bacanora, Ancho Reyes Ancho Chile Liqueur, Bitters, Egg white, Coconut milk, Lime juice, Pineapple Gum Syrup, Simple syrup
- Seven Strangers — Tequila, Coconut milk, Lemon juice, Pineapple juice, Cinnamon syrup, Ghost pepper syrup