Coconut Milk Or Cream
|Light coconut milk||1 Quart (Prepared By Mixing Liquid From Coconut Plus Enough Water, Milk, Or Light Cream To Total 1 Quart)|
Open coconut, reserving liquid; grate meat moderately fine and place in a large, heavy saucepan with liquid mixture.
Heat slowly, stirring constantly, just until mixture boils.
Remove from heat, cover, and cool to room temperature.
Press through a double thickness of cheesecloth or a fine sieve, forcing out as much liquid as possible.
Discard coconut pulp.
Use milk in making curries, confections, desserts, and beverages.
Store in refrigerator.