Freezing Coconut Milk

The other day I had too much leftover fresh coconut milk from another recipe. It’s like 400ml left in which I only used 100ml and the expiry date was nearing.

So I started to google if I can freeze coconut milk. My goodness, lots of other people are already doing it!

I started to look around in my kitchen for small containers which I can freeze up the milk in small quantities and at the same time, easy for me to remove from the container.

This is what I used, silicon muffin cups!


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In the freezer


The cups can freeze up well, easy to remove, so that I can put them all in a ziplock bag. I bought these cuppies from IKEA. Silicon cups can also be purchased from baking supply shops.

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Done!


I poured 1 tablespoon of coconut milk into each cups and freeze them. At least you will know the quantity of each cups.

There’s no more wastage now. Time to google for recipes which calls for coconut milk. 🙂

Air-fried Chicken

After almost 10 months of using my air fryer, I must say it is a useful tool in the kitchen but not necessary if you have an oven and prefer to use oven. (Not microwave oven!) It functions quite similar to oven rather than deep fryer.

– Air fryer is good if you need to cook small portion of food and want to keep out the smell and grease from your kitchen.
– Oven has the space to put in more food, air fryer cannot.
– Oven produces food that’s less crispy than air fryer. (Does that mean healthier food from the oven?)
– Both oven and air fryer keep cleaning to the minimum.

Oops, the comparison should be between air fryer and deep fryer? But it really function similar to an oven! Ok, i forgot, good thing is the amount of oil to pour into the deep fryer. With air fryer, less or no oil required. In fact, it “squeeze” out oil from some of my processed food like nuggets.

Even with the above, I still like to use both oven and air fryer.

Tried air frying chicken today. Looks yum? The process is really easy peasy lemon squeedy.
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The dressing is those store bought pre-mix type. (Thai-style BBQ chicken dressing, taste and smell more like satay chicken.)

All I need to do is just to marinate the chicken with the dressing, keep in the fridge for an hour, air fry chicken for 15 minutes at 180 degrees, flip them over midway. (The oil is from the dressing)
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See the basket? I like that the base of the basket has holes rather than mesh, it would be more troublesome to wash if its mesh.

Have been on a chiffon cake baking frenzy in my oven lately, may be I should try chiffon cake with the air fryer sometime. 🙂

In the kitchen, no matter which tools or ingredients, it’s all about trial and error, experimenting and exploring. Don’t you think so?

Fumiyama Air Fryer

I bought my Fumiyama Air Fryer in Feb 2013. Tried it with chicken wings, fish balls, sausages and even cod fish! I would say my investment was well worth it!

Subsequently, my usage of the air fryer was confined to frozen food. Been wanting to try it with baking cakes and muffins since the instruction manual says so.

I finally got down to “bake” using the air fryer 2 nights ago.

This is the end result.

this is the end result

brownie in a cup

Not bad for an amateur baker wannabe. 🙂

I used the Premix type, followed the premix instructions for the mixing, and air fry for about 16 minutes at 200 degree.

The only thing that I don’t like is the air fryer can only accomodate 4 muffin cups for a batch, so lotsa waiting time there.

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