Can you substitute carton coconut milk (e.g. Silk) for canned light coconut milk? Making soup.

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  • February 16, 2015
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dinner A. February 17, 2015
Coconut-based beverages (like the Silk stuff in cartons) are much, much less rich than even light coconut milk, and also have a lot less coconut flavor. If your soup is intended to have coconut flavor and/or richness, such as in tom kha soup or something like that, coconut-based "milks" won't work well as a substitute.
 
Allyn February 17, 2015
I would just make sure to read the ingredient list very well. Sometimes the carton milks have extra sweeteners and stabilizers that might throw things off.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx February 16, 2015
Here's a Food52 article that may be helpful: http://m.theweek.com/articles/442714/cook-coconut-milk
 
Ardis D. February 16, 2015
Yes.
 
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