I was sent a litre of Kara coconut milk ( and why is every time I type coconut I type it wrong, missing out the 2nd o?) last week as part of my parcel from Healthy Supplies , so as I was due to make yoghurt and I always wanted to try coconut I thought I may as well try it.
Unfortunately it didn't work as was still like separated milk this morning, I have now done further research and found that the UHT coconut milk is not suitable it needs to be the tinned stuff, though I must admit last night I had my suspicions as any other milks I have tried that have not worked do not produce a skin on top of the milk when heated before cooling, but we carried on regardless.
So this morning being presented with a litre of milk I thought about what we could make with it, so decided on coconut pancakes and strawberry mousse.
The strawberry mousses was a simple thing to make, just heated a pint of the milk slightly, dissolved a strawberry jelly into it, left it to cool, when nearly set whisked it in the food processor and placed in fridge to set. Verdict - light airy and very refreshing, could not taste the coconut flavour at all, probably overpowered by the strawberry jelly. But later on in the evening I could taste the coconut as I found it came back on me for a while, but that probably just me.
|the mousse separated into layers and was light and airy.|
|only 1 or 2 small air bubbles.|
They were not as light and airy during cooking as the yummy pancakes had been
|they browned ok.|
Verdict - a nice mild taste of coconut, but a wet doughy innard to them, not unpleasant, but was aware of the gritty texture of the coconut flour.
Not so sure I would make them again but pleasant enough and made a change.
The mousse I would make again as a pleasant summery treat.
The pancakes served up with the mousse and peaches
So for all the coconut milk did not do what I hoped it would, it did lead to some imaginary thinking before 9am.