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10/7/12 11:23 A

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I did find coconut milk in the Thai section of the market, so thank you for that tip. It is much thicker than the coconut milk in the carton. My market does not carry refrigerated coconut milk, only the shelf stable cartons, but I imagine they are similar. I did read the labels and bought items which did not have added sugar. In spite of my search, I am not finding either of these products a good substitute for milk in my coffee. I am doing a whole 30 right now, but when I am done, I will try some recipes which call for coconut milk with the canned variety and hope to get better results than I did previously with the carton type.

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10/7/12 9:51 A

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Refrigerated Coconut Milk in the carton has added water. And you have to check the label to make sure it isn't sweetened as most of it is. Unsweetened is only 40 calories and says so on the box.

Canned Coconut Milk can be found in the "international" foods aisle either with the Oriental or Mexican foods. You have to check the ingredients here as well and many have added sweeteners and water.

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9/9/12 12:01 P

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Thank you for the information. I will try the Thai section at the market--never would have thought of that. Yes, checking the ingredients--always do that. I should say I did find coconut cream in the mixer section, but that had many additives including sugar, so I passed on it. I'll post if/when I find canned coconut milk to let everyone know if I find a difference. Thanks again!

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9/6/12 10:55 A

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Guess you would have to check the contents on the packaging, which is a good idea with canned coconut milk - both my health food and regular grocery store carry a number of brands. Some brands have additives, others are pure coconut milk, so checking labels is a good idea no matter what packaging format you choose.

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9/6/12 10:47 A

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I'm not sure what the difference between the two would be, but wanted to give a suggestion as to where you can find canned coconut milk. I found it in the Thai foods section of my local grocery store.

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9/2/12 12:40 P

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So I have what is probably a dumb coconut question. Is there a difference between the coconut milk you get in a carton (shelf stable) vs. a can? I notice that some coconut recipes specifically say coconut milk in a can, and so far I have not been able to find canned coconut milk. My daughter tried making a recipe with coconut milk and it turned out very soupy (was supposed to be a mousse), so that got me wondering. Thanks in advance!

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8/24/12 8:24 P

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Thanks for your link too. The coconut butter looks delicious also.

These cookies keep very well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or more. Would probably freeze well too.

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8/24/12 8:18 P

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Those look delicious - Thanks for the link.

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8/24/12 8:16 P

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Super easy - Here's the link.

www.thekitchn.com/one-ingredient-rec
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8/24/12 7:00 P

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I make Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies using unsweetened shredded coconut from www.sterlingstyle.net/2010/12/paleo-
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ocolate-chip-cookies.html
. They are actually from Mark's Daily Apple, but the picture is more appealing at Sterling Style. :)

Nutritional Info using 1.5 servings of Lindt Excellence Extra Dark 85% Chocolate.

Fat: 17.5g
Carbohydrates: 6.6g
Calories:189.1
Protein: 4.1g

Edited to add -- These cookies keep very well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or more. Would probably freeze well too.

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8/24/12 6:51 P

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How did you make it?


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8/24/12 3:08 P

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I just made Coconut Butter - Yummm! I figured I would start a topic with Coconut - it seems like there are a lot of recipes using it.

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