coconut milk


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

Examples of coconut milk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The end result tastes like a soup that's been simmering away for hours in a haze of coconut milk and spices. Urmila Ramakrishnan, Bon Appétit, 29 Jan. 2024 Several large food companies, including Hello Fresh, Purple Carrot, and Performance Food Group, all stopped sourcing Thai coconut milk last year. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 17 Jan. 2024 Uncover and stir in the coconut milk; reduce the heat to low and cook for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Bonnie S. Benwick, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Coconut Corn Soup With Chili Crisp The sweet, mellow flavors of corn and coconut milk are enlivened by a mix of spices and a healthy helping of chili crisp in this pantry-friendly soup. Anna Rodriguez, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 Chia pudding is made with the omega-3-rich soaked seeds, matcha and coconut milk, and topped with strawberries. Linda Bladholm, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Stir in the coconut milk, chile, and reserved chicken and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken shreds easily when pierced with a fork and the sauce is thickened, about 40 minutes. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 24 Jan. 2024 Thanks to notes of soap bubbles, rose, white musk, and coconut milk, the candle invites the lightness of spring to winter. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 12 Dec. 2023 The spiky fish was prepared as a ceviche, tossed with coconut milk, citrus, and microgreens — a delicious way to do my part for the environment. Carley Thornell, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of coconut milk was in 1698

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“Coconut milk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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