What is the difference between coconut juice, milk and cream?

If you are wondering like me what is the difference between coconut juice, milk and cream, here is a little explanation!
Coconut juice:

Coconut juice or Coconut water is the clear liquid found inside immature coconuts (the ones green and not brown). It is basically what you see people drinking with a strow from the coconut on the streets!

Coconut milk:

As the coconut matures, the juice or water is replaced by coconut meat. Coconut milk is made by simmering one part shredded coconut meat with one part water and then straining the mixture through a cheesecloth, squeezing out as much liquid as possible. This operation can be done twice and the second milk obtained will be less fatty.

Coconut cream:

Coconut cream is the thick non-liquid part that separates and rises to the top of the coconut milk. To get it more easily, leave the coconut milk on the fridge for a couple of hours.

Red curry with chicken cooking

Red curry with chicken cooking using coconut cream

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