Coconut milk powder overview

Coconut milk powder is made from fresh extracted coconut milk by adopting the advanced spray drying technology at present, which largely keeps the original flavor of coconut. Powdered, with good fluidity, good taste, easy to dissolve, and easy to store. It has multiple uses in food processing and cooking, and is considered to have some nutritional and health benefits. This article, we will talk about how to make and use coconut milk powder.

Coconut milk powder benefits

It offers a range of benefits, making it a popular and versatile ingredient in a wide variety of recipe. Here are some key benefits of coconut milk powder:

1 . Convenience:

It is a convenient alternative to canned or fresh coconut milk. It has a longer shelf life and doesn’t require refrigeration, making it easy to store and use whenever needed.

2. Long shelf life

Unlike liquid coconut milk, coconut milk powder after spray drying, has a longer shelf life, with proper storage, the shelf life can be 12 months. This allowing you to keep it for an extended period without worrying about spoilage.

3. Nutritional content:

It is rich in eighteen essential amino acids, calcium, zinc, manganese, iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients that the human body needs. Regular consumption can balance the nutritional needs of the human body, increase the intake of nutrients, and enhance the immune system.

4. Widely application:

It is widely used in food processing, cooking and baking, drinks, desserts, chocolates, etc. Meanwhile, it is also widely used in fields such as beauty, skincare, and drug preparation.

How to make coconut milk powder?

To make coconut milk powder, the mainly process includes:

Extracting coconut meat – coconut grating- extracting coconut milk – filtering and concentracting – spray drying coconut milk – collect and storage spray dried coconut milk powder

1 . Extracting coconut meat

Prepare the coconut meat by cracking open the coconut, removing the hard shell, and peeling off the brown skin. For  industrial plant, can use coconut husker / coconut shell remover and coconut peeler machine to remove the coconut husk fiber / coconut hard shell and coconut brown skin step by step.

2. Coconut grinding

Before extracting coconut milk, the coconut meat needs to be ground. By grating coconut meat into small pieces, it becomes easier to squeeze out the milk with water. The finer the coconut meat is ground, the more milk can be extracted. Grinding the coconut meat also makes it more suitable for making desiccated coconut or coconut flour, which is by-product of coconut milk extraction.

3. Extracting coconut milk

Squeeze or press coconut meat to extract the coconut milk. Coconut milk extractor machine can help you squeeze out the milk from grated coconut meat.  Desiccated coconut are added to the feeding hopper and squeezed by screws. The milk will flow out from the pipe, and the leftover pulp will be discharged from another outlet. You can collect the milk in a container and the pulp in a bin.

4. Coconut milk filtering and concentrating

Filtering and concentrating coconut milk before spray drying are important steps. It can remove any impurities or foreign matter from the coconut milk, reduce the water content and increase the solids content of the coconut milk, thus enhance the yield, functionality, and shelf life of the coconut milk powder.

5. Spray drying coconut milk

Spray drying is an advanced and widely used method of dehydrating coconut milk to make coconut milk powder. Depending on the type and size of the spray dryer, you may need to adjust the feed rate, the atomization pressure, the inlet temperature, and the outlet temperature. The optimal conditions for spray drying coconut milk are: feed rate of 0.5 L/h, atomization pressure of 2 MPa, inlet temperature of 190°C, and outlet temperature of 90°C. These conditions will ensure a high yield and quality of the coconut milk powder.

6. Collect and storage

Collect the final powder from the spray dryer. The spray dryer will produce a fine, white powder that resembles cow milk powder. You can store the powder in an airtight container in a cool and dry place for up to 12 months. We can provide powder filling machine complete production line for powder filling, capping, labelling etc.

Machines to make coconut milk powder

How to use coconut milk powder?

1 . It can be used as a substitute for coconut milk.  Simply add hot water to the powder can reconstituted coconut milk. It can drink directly, rich in nutrients, with a strong coconut aroma, pure an. d delicious.

2. In addition to making drinks, it can also be used as a coffee companion and a seasoning for milk tea and cereal. It can be added to coffee, beer, wine, ice water, and pineapple juice to create a unique flavor.

3. It can also be used for cooking food. China has a tradition of cooking rice with coconut, stewing chicken, steaming eggs etc. Using coconut milk powder instead of coconut for cooking is convenient, fast, and clean and practical.

In conclusion, coconut milk powder is a convenient and versatile pantry staple that offers numerous benefits for home cooks and professional chefs alike. With its long shelf life, ease of use, and ability to add a tropical flavor to a wide range of dishes, it is no wonder that coconut milk powder has become a popular ingredient in kitchens around the world.

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