|December 10, 2022

HOMEMADE COCONUT MILK POWDER

Coconut Milk Powder is dehydrated coconut milk. It retains much fat (or good saturates) in the milk. It is a versatile way of keeping fresh coconut milk around. Coconut has essential fatty acids and vitamins that are good for your health. The coconut powder also contains an antibacterial agent perfect for fighting colds.

Coconut milk powder is a fine, white powder used in various dishes. It is manufactured through the spray-drying process of raw unsweetened coconut cream and reconstituted with water when called for in the recipe. Coconut milk powder may seem like an alternative to coconut flour, but they are two different products. One is made from dried coconuts and turned into a powdered form, while the other is created of whole coconuts and milled down into fine flour.

Coconut milk powder has multiple uses and can use in the raw form by adding directly to soups, smoothies, curries, and sauces; or reconstituted by adding water. Adding a few tablespoons of water to the powdered coconut will create liquid milk, which has many uses depending on how much you want, from thinned-out liquids to heavy and rich creams.

Coconuts are rich in fat and provide many minerals the body needs for a good functioning, such as manganese, copper, iron, and selenium. According to some research, it may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce belly fat.

How To Make Coconut Milk Powder At Home

Coconut Milk Powder is an excellent shelf-stable ingredient for making desserts, savory dishes, and other recipes that call for coconut milk. Mix it with hot water to create light canned coconut milk, or use it as a flavoring for ice creams, yogurts, sauces, and beverages.

HOMEMADE COCONUT MILK POWDER

Coconuts are one of the most versatile foods around. You can use them for anything from making desserts with shredded coconuts to adding coconut milk powder to your coffee; the possibilities are endless.

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • Fresh Coconut Meat
  • Grater
  • Spray-Drier

Instructions

  • First, you will need to gather fresh coconut meat.
  • Grate the coconut meat using a grater and press to extract the juice.
  • Lastly, the coconut milk is heated up using a spray drier until completely dry (a quick and efficient drying process).
  • Use only a minimal amount of maltodextrin and starch (natural emulsifiers) to prevent dried Coconut Milk Powder from clumping and stabilizing.

Nutrition Facts Of Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut milk is a high-calorie food containing 93% of its calories from fat, including saturated fats (MCTs). Coconut milk is also a good source of several nutrients.

One Tablespoon (240 grams) contains-

  • Calories - 559
  • Fat - 57 grams
  • Protein - 5 grams
  • Carbs - 13 grams
  • Fiber - 5 grams.
  • Vitamin C -11% 
  • Folate - 10% 
  • Iron - 22% 
  • Magnesium - 22% 
  • Potassium - 18% 
  • Copper - 32% 
  • Manganese - 110% 
  • Selenium - 21 % 

Some experts believe that coconut milk powder contains unique proteins which provide many health benefits. However, more research is required before we can make any conclusions.

Storage Tips for Homemade Coconut Milk Powder

Store homemade coconut milk powder in a cool, dry place in an air-tight container in your cupboard for up to one year. Once converted into milk, keep it refrigerated for 5-7 days before throwing it away or freeze it for three months. Opening the jar can last up to three months in the closet or three years when frozen.

Summing Up On Coconut Milk Powder

Coconut Milk Powder has many benefits. It is a product of coconut, a natural fat source, making it healthier than other dairy substitutes. Coconut milk contains no additives or preservatives. It is Vegan-friendly and gluten-free, perfect for people with lactose intolerance. Many vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes use coconut milk powder as their ingredients without an allergic reaction.

Coconut milk powder has plenty of benefits and uses. Some of its benefits include being cheaper than other types of dairy and non-dairy milk, as well as having a longer shelf life when compared to them. Coconut cream powder recipes are delicious, healthier than dairy or non-dairy milk, and more affordable.

FAQs on Homemade Coconut Milk Powderr Recipe

How do you store coconut milk powder for long-term use? 

Transfer the powder to a tightly covered glass or metal container and keep it in the refrigerator.

How is coconut milk powder made?

Coconut milk powder comes from fresh or dried coconut and is an ingredient for thickening curries and soups.

Is coconut milk powder healthier than bottled or canned coconut milk?

Many people use it as a cooking ingredient in healthy soups and dishes. It is because it mixes well with liquids, leaving no traces of lumps. It also increases the consistency and thickness of dishes you use it in. 

Can you drink Grace coconut milk?

Grace Coconut Milk is a must-have for many West Indian dishes - from traditional Jamaican rice and peas to make an excellent base for smoothies or being used as an alternative dairy product in sweet and savory dishes.

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