Coconut milk can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is commonly used in curry recipes but is also used in pudding, salads, crème brulee, poridge, and more.
If you have leftover coconut milk after making a recipe don’t throw it out! You can freeze coconut milk, but it’s important to understand how to freeze it properly as well as how to thaw it.
Read on for the best method for freezing coconut milk.
Simple Method For Freezing Coconut Milk
In order to freeze your coconut milk you will need a proper container. The best containers for freezing coconut milk are ice cube trays, small freezer bags, or small plastic freezer containers.
First you should plan ahead what portion sizes you will need for future coconut milk recipes. Put the portioned out coconut milk in it’s own freezer safe container. Label your coconut milk containers with the date you put it in your freezer.
Then place your coconut milk in the back of your freezer. This will prevent your coconut milk from partially thawing out when you open your freezer.
Is It Safe To Freeze Coconut Milk?
Yes it is safe to freeze coconut milk. Coconut milk is composed of both water and cream, and it will separate when frozen. This does not harm your coconut milk but it will lead to a grainer texture once thawed.
That can lead to changes in the final texture of a recipe made with coconut milk that was frozen.
How To That Frozen Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is best thawed by placing it in your refrigerator for at least 24 hours before using.
Since coconut milk will separate when frozen, you will need to stir it before adding it to your recipe. This will combine the separated cream and water.
How Long Does Coconut Milk Last in the Freezer?
Coconut milk can be safely stored in the freezer for up to one month.