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Substituting for coconut milk- suggestions?

shallots | Jul 1, 2011 01:07 PM

I live out in the boondocks and make maybe two trips a month to my favorite oriental grocery store. I'm almost through my last case of coconut milk and I was shocked today at the price rise on canned coconut milk.
It wasn't just for one brand ( last year I learned that anything from Japan would cost twice as much as a similar ingredient from Korea), but for all six types of coconut milk.

The owner explained that suddenly the prices went up, and she's charged more per can than she used to sell them for. She also said once the prices go up, they don't go back down.

So, has anyone made their own coconut milk?

DH suggests just to use half as much, but.....

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