coconut milk

noun

Definition of coconut milk

1 : a thick, white, milky liquid extracted from grated coconut after it has been soaked in boiling water

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Add coconut milk, ½ tsp salt, and ½ cup water and bring to a boil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Asian Pork Chops with Coconut Rice," 7 Mar. 2019 For store-bought, the frozen Wangderm brand blocks sold at Thai markets are the creamiest and coconuttiest, followed by Chaokoh brand canned coconut milk. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 Add the coconut milk and set aside for 30 minutes for flavors to steep. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "It’s time for a soothing bowl of steaming soup | Miami Herald," 5 Feb. 2018 Stir in light coconut milk and fish sauce and simmer 3 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Red Curry Shrimp and Cilantro Rice," 9 Oct. 2018 Stir in the lentils, then add 1/2 cup of water and the tomatoes (with their juices), coconut milk, red pepper flakes (if using), and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Curried Tomato Coconut Lentils with Gingery Yogurt," 10 Apr. 2019 Or simmer pieces of celery root with sauteed onions and puree with vegetable broth and creamy coconut milk for a smooth, vegan soup. Julia Turshen, sacbee, "There’s a payoff for patience | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018 This is coconut milk with double the ratio of coconut to water. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 Add shrimp, coconut cream, coconut milk and grated coconut. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shrimp Malabar from Cafe India is a curry dish rich with coconut," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of coconut milk

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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coconut milk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coconut milk

: the liquid that is inside a coconut

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