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Recipe: Coco Lopez Question
Pineapple Head
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Posted: 2009-04-01 3:22 pm   Permalink

This is probably a stupid question, but I don't mind being humiliated online soooo.....

I bought a can of Coco Lopez, opened it up and found that it wasn't all liquid. In fact there was very little liquid in it, other than at the bottom. The majority of the can was a sticky coconut substance. It didn't taste bad or anything, I had just assumed it would be all liquid.

My question is: Is this normal? Is this the type of consistency that can be used for a mixed drink, like a Coconaut?


By the way: I made a drink that I thought was pretty good the other night. I'm a novice, so I really don't know if this is already an actual drink, its based on the Derby Daiquiri. I followed the Derby recipe except instead of o.j., I used passion fruit juice and instead of white rum, I used El Dorado Demerara.

Thanks in advance for replying to my question!


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-04-01 3:27 pm   Permalink


don't fear the coco lopez!!!

dude...you gotta stir it up because the heavy stuff settles like paint in a can from sitting on the store shelf.....stir it with a spoon till the consisitencey is such that you can measure it out in a shot glass or measuring cup....


..and the coconaut is precisly the drink you should use this for....follow the recipe and use a blender!!! the blender grinds up all the coconaut "chunkies" that might remain after you initially stir it up....and use fresh limes too goddamnit!!

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Pineapple Head
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Posted: 2009-04-01 6:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the advice Tipsy!

 
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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2009-04-01 6:57 pm   Permalink

Here's some info from another Coconut Cream thread:

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On 2009-02-14 15:45, Limbo Lizard wrote:
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On 2009-02-14 13:13, Haole'akamai wrote:
If it has remained unopened and sits for a long time, it can condense...



Haole'akamai meant "congeal", of course, which is caused mostly by cooler temperatures. Warming it with a hot water bath is the correct solution. Or even in a glass bowl in the microwave (cautiously, stir every 10 secs). If it is still solid after warming - if it won't "melt" - something's wrong with it. Take it back to the estate sale where you bought it.

Oh, and as for that Coco Real, mentioned earlier. I tried it, once. Don't. But if you've already bought it, don't throw it away... judging by the taste, you can use it to refill your liquid soap dispenser.

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swizzle
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Posted: 2010-09-16 8:32 pm   Permalink

A friend of mine was able to get me a couple of cans of Coco Lopez and I was just wondering if anyone can tell me how to store it, and it's shelf life once opened. I know i'd probably only use it for a few drinks in one night and I don't want to have to throw it out(you cant buy it here).
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2010-09-17 01:18 am   Permalink

I usually transfer whatever is left into a glass canning jar and I refrigerate it indefinitely.

 
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Rum Balls
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Posted: 2010-09-17 06:40 am   Permalink

I, too, open the Coco Lopez can and dump it into another container. That way you can stir it up and re-mix the coconut oil & solids, and store it in the fridge.
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2010-09-18 08:13 am   Permalink

I can't get Coco Lopez up here (I'm pretty sure anyway...). Is there a suitable alternative? Does the Thai canned coconut milk come close?
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mimi808
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Posted: 2010-09-18 2:26 pm   Permalink

Slacks, no coconut milk is not like the Coco Lopez, which has solids (coconut) and is very sweet. It is used for drinks, mainly. Coconut milk is thinner, and not as sweet. Coco Lopez calls theirs Cream of Coconut. Maybe another brand is available, you should ask at the grocery store and the liquor store. Good luck.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-09-19 10:12 am   Permalink

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On 2010-09-18 08:13, Slacks Ferret wrote:
I can't get Coco Lopez up here (I'm pretty sure anyway...). Is there a suitable alternative? Does the Thai canned coconut milk come close?




Can you find Trader Vics CoCo syrup up there? I think the Coco Lopez is good for blended drinks but the coconut syup's work
very well for mixed tropicals,say like a painkiller.


 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2010-09-22 02:39 am   Permalink

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On 2010-09-18 08:13, Slacks Ferret wrote:
I can't get Coco Lopez up here (I'm pretty sure anyway...). Is there a suitable alternative? Does the Thai canned coconut milk come close?




I use coconut milk and stir in enough sugar (if you think you're overdoing it, you're on the right track) to get it the consistency of condensed milk. I prefer this to Coco Lopez, myself. (You can sprinkle some dry grated coconut, if you like.)
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-22 03:10 am   Permalink

Jokeiii may be on to something for those of us who can't find Coco Lopez.

I did a little math and came up to 16 teaspoons of sugar in a 13.6 ounce can of coconut milk.

Here's the logic in case you want to check. According to the nutritional label, Coco Lopez contains 5 grams of sugar per ounce, coconut milk contains basically 0. 13.6 ounces of CL would contain 68 grams of sugar - at 4.2 grams per teaspoon that comes to 16.25 teaspoons. This is actually a conservative measure; since 16 teaspoons of sugar added to 13.6 ounces of CM would make more than 13.6 ounces, the sugar content per ounce would be a bit lower than 5 grams


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Posted: 2010-09-23 09:24 am   Permalink

Thanks for all the info folks!

 
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jokeiii
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Posted: 2010-09-23 6:39 pm   Permalink

...to say nothing of no bizarro artificial ingredients.

 
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Kane Tiki
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Posted: 2010-09-25 03:47 am   Permalink

I tried using Carnation coconut flavoured evaporated milk in my one and only attempt at a painkiller. Never having tasted lopez before I can't compare the two recipes but I wasn't really impressed by my attempt.

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