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
- Amazona — Cachaça, Bitters, Coconut milk, Lime juice, Ginger syrup
- Coquito — Añejo rum, Bitters, Allspice Dram, Coconut milk, Sweetened condensed milk, Coconut Water, Salt, Cayenne pepper, Nutmeg
- Yacht Rock — Pisco, Campari, Galliano, Coconut milk, Orange juice, Orange cream citrate, Orange flower water, Vanilla extract
- Boca Arriba — Blanco tequila, Lager, Falernum, Coconut milk, Lime juice, Hot sauce, Egg white, Tamarind syrup