coconut milk


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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Open the can of coconut milk, and pour over onions. Leah Eskin, charlotteobserver, "Secret to faster Jamaican fish stew: Canned coconut milk | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 To this might be added the bite of ginger, the silkiness of coconut milk, or a sunny kiss of calamansi, which has a sharper sting than lime. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Filipino Food Finds a Place in the American Mainstream," 12 Mar. 2018 To do so, chill a can of coconut milk, then open and measure out 1/2 cup of the solid creamy top and use that as called for in the recipe. Melissa Clark, sacbee, "This banana cake hits the sweet spot | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Jan. 2018 Dried-Out Strands The cold can totally sap all the moisture from your hair leaving it super dry and more prone to breakage. Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner with ingredients like coconut milk, which is super hydrating. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "5 Easy Fixes For Your Biggest Winter Hair Problems," 8 Jan. 2016 The Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte is made by pouring shots of espresso over iced vanilla bean coconut milk. Olivia Harrison,, "Starbucks Is Adding Two New Drinks To Its Permanent Menu Tomorrow," 9 July 2018 In a medium saucepan, combine lemongrass and ginger with 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk, ½ cup roughly chopped cilantro,¼ teaspoon kosher salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "Why Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Is Actually Genius," 20 July 2018 According to Starbucks, the refreshing — and syrup- and dairy-free! — drink features vanilla bean coconut milk shaken with ice and topped with shots of espresso. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Unveils New Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew and Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte," 9 July 2018 There is a matcha latte with coconut milk already waiting for me at the table (my favorite). The Cut, "The Ambitious Young Creative With a Sugar Daddy," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of coconut milk

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of coconut milk

: the liquid that is inside a coconut

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