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Lactose FREE

Gluten FREE

GMO FREE

Rich, creamy and flavorful, it’s the best there is!

Great vegan substitute for milk and cream.

FAQ’s

All of our recipes are developed in our own Andre Prost test kitchen; they are tested and retested to make your cooking adventures enjoyable and foolproof!

Q:
How do I get help with a recipe or product?
A:
It’s our pleasure to answer any questions you have about our recipes. Call 1.800.243.0897 anytime between 9 am – 5 pm EST Monday - Friday and ask for Pam.

Questions concerning
Andre Prost Coconut Milk

Q: Why is my coconut milk slightly greyish-white?
A:
Pure coconut milk is off-white in color. To make it pure white, a food whitener must be added. Most use metabisulfite (a food whitener). We have chosen not to add chemicals to our coconut milk and keep it natural. Therefore its color can be slightly greyish- white.

Q: Does the off-white color affect the flavor of the coconut milk?
A:
Absolutely not! By taking metabisulfite (which can cause a chalky flavor) out of our formulation, we don’t have to worry about anything but pure coconut flavors.

Q: What is guar gum and why is it in coconut milk?
A:
Guar gum is a plant (GMO free, like our coconuts) in the pea family. It’s grown in Africa and Asia.  Its seed is ground into a fine powder and used as a thickener and stabilizer in foods.

Q: Why does coconut milk separate?
A:
When coconut milk gets cold the solids of the milk separate from the liquid; much like oil and water.  Just whisk it together in a bowl or heat it up gently in a pan or microwave.

IN FACT:  In some cases one may want to cause this separation by refrigerating the coconut milk.  That way the heavy cream of the coconut milk can be added to a dessert and the water of the milk can be used for smoothies or drinks of choice.

Q: Can I substitute coconut milk for cow’s milk?
A:
Absolutely!  Coconut milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk.  We have found it adds an even better texture (mouth feel) and flavor to almost anything we make with it. Try it in smoothies, sauces, desserts, custards, puddings, ice creams and soups.  The list is endless.

IN FACT: Since Coconut milk has a thicker texture than nut milks (another dairy alternative) it creates a creamier consistency in cooking or baking, much like heavy cream or evaporated milk.

Q: I’ve heard coconut milk is high in saturated fat.  Doesn’t that mean it’s bad for me?
A:
No. Coconut milk is a vegetable saturated fat, not an animal saturated fat.  It melts at body temperature so it goes through your system rather than clog your arteries.  It is akin to the ‘good’ fats like avocados and walnuts.  Its medium-chain fatty acid actually raises HDL’s (the “good” cholesterol).

IN FACT: The fats in coconut milk are easier to break down and metabolize than animal fats and contain omega 6, as well as other essential fatty acids.

Q: How long can I refrigerate my coconut milk?
A:
We recommend putting any unused coconut milk in a glass or air-tight plastic container and keeping it refrigerated for no longer than 7-10 days.

Q: Can I freeze coconut milk?
A:
Yes, but no longer than 2-3 months.  However, know the texture may be slightly grainy when thawed, so use in a recipe where texture is not a concern. We recommend freezing any leftover coconut milk in ice cube trays.  That way they can be used in sauces or smoothies in place of plain ice cubes.  Coconut cubes give more body and flavor than plain ice to smoothies and are easily stored in heavy duty freezer bags.

IN FACT:  If freezing a cream soup, which is to be made with coconut milk, we recommend: separating the soup into two batches to keep the texture optimal.  Eat one half of soup, adding desired amount of coconut milk and freeze the other half of soup, without the coconut milk.  Later, add desired amount of coconut milk to thawed soup and enjoy!

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