Canned coconut milk and coconut powder

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

8 Responses

  1. Ann says:

    HI Ms. Connie! At first ,I tried using coconut milk from Fiesta brand for chicken red curry ( experimental recipe) and it taste good. But for this recipe that is good for two people it only needs a quarter of a tetra pack. Since I don’t use a lot of coco cream for my dishes I have to throw the cream after 2 days. Last week, I decided to buy a powdered one to be more economical but the problem is I am not sure of the measurement if I only use it for a chicken curry recipe good for 2.
    I thought of making maja blanca but I am not sure if this would taste good for dessert. Can you please make some dessert from coco powder and share the recipe and the measurement that you use?



    • Ann, why do I have to do the experiment for you? You can do that yourself. :)

    • Cheryl says:

      Oooooohh, don’t throw it away, it’s too good (and too expensive) to waste. Pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it. Pull a few out when you need them for another recipe. I think each cube is a Tablespoon or two (ice cube trays vary in size – mine are 2 Tbsp. each) I do the same thing with tomato paste only I freeze Tablespoonfuls on a piece of tinfoil then put them in a freezer baggie.

  2. Beatrize says:

    I know this one’s about coconut… yet here I am drooling about palitaw! Sarap kasi kapag madaming niyog eh! … Have a great day!!

  3. Cecille says:

    I use the King Coco brand of powdered coconut milk. I am satisfied with the results. However, there is still no substitute for freshly squeezed coconut milk.

    Nowadays, coconut sellers in the market have a machine that squeezes the coconut milk from the freshly grated coconut. How convenient!

    Knorr has a ready to use powdered coconut milk for “gulay sa gata.” But I use it for anything that requires the use of coconut milk. It is kinda salty though.

  4. nina says:

    I once made biko and bought a couple cans of coconut cream for the sticky rice and for the latik. the biko turned out fine but the latik did not. It seems the coconut cream I used had too much additives that it did not turn into latik no matter how long I cooked it. I have switched to another brand since then which claims to contain only coconut cream and nothig else.

  5. Can’t make latik with coco powder either. Fresh is best but squeezing can be a bitch hehehe

  6. Anna says:

    Fiesta has both Coconut cream powder and Coconut milk powder.