5 Stars By CJ Sitko on 2013-06-28
Best canned coconut milk around
I haven't found a better brand for taste and consistency. I go through many cans in a month. Do not waste your money on "light" coconut milk; it is just watered down regular coconut milk. If you want light, then mix your regular coconut milk with some water and lighten it up. You'll get more coconut milk for your money that way. I prefer to use mine at full strength though because I love the flavor and creaminess.
If the temperature is warm enough, your can contents may already be incorporated. Try shaking the can to see if you can here it sloshing around at all. In cooler temps, the coconut solids will separate from the water and you'll want to incorporate it all for use. The easiest thing to do is dump it all in a medium bowl and whisk or stir together.
-Add a few tablespoons to blender smoothies (adding healthy saturated fats like those in coconut milk help you absorb the vitamins and nutrients from any fruits and/or veggies blended into your smoothie).
-Make "ice" cubes to either add to smoothies or creamy Bacardi Coco drinks or melt in your coffee (a good way to use up leftovers before they go bad).
-Use as the creamy base in an ice cream batter, replacing dairy.
-Add to a chilled whipped cream dispenser (like iSi brand) and make dairy-free whipped cream (add sugar, vanilla, etc. to flavor if you like).
-Substitute for cream or milk in most recipes (I've even used it in quiche).
-Mix equal parts coconut milk and fruit jam/preserves to make a creamy & fruity topping for pancakes (heat it up if you like) or to spread on toast.
-Dump a can into a small pot as a base to a quick Thai soup. Add a can of crushed or diced tomatoes, slice in some mushrooms, add some Thai basil, and thrown in some cooked chicken chunks.
-Combine with other oils, lime juice, salt, pepper, seasonings, etc. to make your own salad dressings.
-Blend into soups or chili to make them a little creamy (I've even done this with salsa to get the creamy mouth feel of sour cream, although nothing gets close to the flavor of real dairy sour cream).
5 Stars By Isabelle S. on 2016-06-17
True story: my grandfather had a coconut palm tree in the backyard. We'd drink the water and after he opened them up with a machete we'd eat the flesh inside. In other words, I like coconut. Usually pure or in deserts.
With the newer paleo/low carb crazes
I've seen people using coconut as a coffee creamer. I figured why not? In these cans the coconut milk comes separated in water/fat. When you don't shake it, you can pour the water in a glass (if you opened the watery part first) or simply scoop up the fatty deliciousness with a spoon. Put as much as you like in your coffee and you are "in"or "paleo".
I typically keep what's left in the refrigerator and make curry with it. I only use this when I run out of real whipping cream... Now I know what I'm making for dinner: chicken curry.
Oh - and yes of course this comes in a can. If you require the purity of a real coconut and extract the milk etcetera - be my guest. I witnessed my grandmother do that and I say, no thanks - I'll buy the can. I do thank her for the purity of her deserts (which contained large quantities of white sugar too).
1 Stars By Senebty on 2016-10-13
Was inconsistent quality- now consistently poor quality
I used to buy this all the time. I subscribed to this, getting 18 cans per month. When I first started buying it, the quality was excellent. The top 2/3 of the can was the delicious solid coconut fat.
I would get a few cans that were watery, followed by the good quality coconut milk. Then back to the low quality runny sloppy mess. Even refrigerating it will not separate into the fat and liquid.
I do not know what has happened, but the last 3 cases have benn horrible quality. Plus, they spoil after only a few days in the fridge.
I will not be purchasing this again until they go back to the original quality.
1 Stars By KJ DeWire on 2016-09-12
Should not have changed the formula!
Changed formula means I no longer purchase this product. I had previously tried all the brands of canned coconut milk I could get my hands on. This brand -used- to make the best whipped coconut cream. Now it doesn't firm up when refrigerated. I tried turning down the temperature, putting the cans as far back and low down that I could, but still didn't work. I am now on a hunt for a new brand, again. Which is bad for the manufacturer , because I had 18 cans (yes, 18!) delivered via subscribe & save every month. And I used to recommend this brand. Not anymore! Changing the recipe was a BAD idea!
2 Stars By Shibu Thomas on 2015-07-12
USED to be the best...
This was my absolute favorite coconut milk as we use it for coffee and cooking in place of dairy. I have been buying the 6 packs for months, going through 6 cans in 2 weeks. As of the past month or so, the quality has changed drastically. Rather than being thick and creamy, it looks watered down and oily. There is hardly any of the thick portion of the coconut milk, just a cloudy substance with separated bits of cream in it. I was hoping it was a fluke or a bad batch, but it's been consistently bad for 3 cases now. I end up having to use about 5 tablespoons in my coffee to make it look the slightest bit creamy. Whatever changed, please fix it!
1 Stars By Scott H. Irving on 2017-09-23
bought out and ruined
Thai Kitchen was bought out by Simply Asia and they ruined the product I used for over 5 years. They sent a 2nd case to replace and while it was better blended than the previous, It was still no where near as thick nor does it harden to the consistency of greek yogurt when you put it in the fridge to eat it that way. 2DayDeliver has way too many dishonest sellers now, as I see it.If you want good coconut milk, you might want to look for another brand. Thai kitchen is ruined.
1 Stars By bbv on 2017-06-24
While this purchase was made more than thirty days ago, we're still well within the use by date. However when I opened the first can it appeared a little gray. The next morning out of the refrigerator, it was definitely showing the pink of beginning mold. Thought it might be just that can so I tried a second. Same condition. I like to keep this type of non-perishables on hand but it doesn't work so well when it's bad cuz I'm past the 2DayDeliver return window. They might think about including food within the use by dates.
1 Stars By bmbranno on 2015-06-13
Save your money!
We got a case of this stuff and every single can was badly dented. I get tired of complaining about poor quality purchases made through third party sellers on 2DayDeliver, so we gave this away. It was a total waste of our money. Also, this did not happen in shipping! The dents were all over the cans from top to bottom. If it came from Thailand, it should stay in Thailand. I hate writing negative reviews like this, but sometimes when a deal sounds too good, there's a reason for it. In this case it was 'dent city' and I won't drink or eat anything from badly dented cans due to the risk of salmonella. So I obviously will not be buying from this third party seller again, not to mention that it makes me that much more leery of buying anything from future third party sellers. I know 2DayDeliver has their hands full, but it's my opinion that if they have continuous issues with their third party sellers like this, they need to pare down their options to make themselves look better. Otherwise 2DayDeliver also takes a cut in their sales revenue due to people like me that just say, "I'm done with the routine complaints to get a refund!" It should be a perfect and new product every time--not a hit or miss!
5 Stars By Snowbrocade on 2015-04-14
Creamy organic goodness!
Coconut milk is fantastic for cooking--I've been adding it to soups and curries and it really tastes fantastic. Coconut has been in the public eye lately as a healthful fat to add to the diet. It is dairy free and adds a creamy taste with a very light coconut flavor.
Thai Kitchen offers a high quality organic coconut milk This is the full-fat version not the lowfat. I find the lowfat coconut milk to have a soapy unpleasant flavor and would rather use the full fat version and just use less of it. This is considered to be a healthy kind of fat that helps maintain a steady blood sugar.
2DayDeliver offers this product at significant savings. I found it for $3.59 a can at the grocery store and this is 6 cans for 11.83, which is less than $2 a can. Once I started using this I always seemed to run out so I have no problems buying it 6 cans at a time!
I just made a broccoli soup with the coconut milk, onions, garlic, garlic, chicken stock, and mushrooms. Yum Yum!
4 Stars By TherapistwithaSideofCeliac on 2017-03-19
I typically use a different coconut milk, but the quality recently became very poor. Thus it was necessary to find another coconut milk product, as I able unable to digest dairy at present. I initially purchased this from my local grocery store. It is less expensive than many of the other organic coconut milk products. I was pleased with its use and decided to try ordering it in bulk. I have been very pleased with this purchase. The price was a nice value for the amount of cans received. The milk was not gray in color, like some customers have complained about. It has a lovely thick cream at the top, due to separation. I typically just use the cream for coffee and in other food recipes. Thai is not my favorite coconut milk, but it's a good replacement. And I've been more pleased with the purchase than I thought I would be...