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letscook 02-06-2013 06:13 PM

Coconut Oil
 
Sorry if this isn't in the right section. I have a recipe for the hard shell topping that you put on ice cream that Im going to try and brought a jar of coconut oil, but it doesn't say how to store it. Does it have to be stored in refridge or can it be just stored in pantry. thanks

Zereh 02-06-2013 06:43 PM

Pantry ~ during the summer months mine turns into liquid, or close to it, and during the winter months it stays solid but still very scoop-able.

jennyema 02-06-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by letscook (Post 1236898)
Sorry if this isn't in the right section. I have a recipe for the hard shell topping that you put on ice cream that Im going to try and brought a jar of coconut oil, but it doesn't say how to store it. Does it have to be stored in refridge or can it be just stored in pantry. thanks

Of you aren't going to use it much, store it in the fridge. That will make it go rancid more slowly.

Zereh 02-06-2013 07:17 PM

No where on either of my coconut oil containers (one refined, one not) does it state to store it in the refrigerator. An opened container has a 2-year+ shelf.

letscook 02-07-2013 07:15 AM

Thanks all,
By the way, made the hard shell topping, hubbie loved it. certainly cheaper then buy it. quick to make to

Hard shell topping
1 cup of semi sweet chips
2 tbl coconut oil
melted them together, let cool to room temp and pour over ice cream.

jennyema 02-07-2013 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Zereh (Post 1236920)
No where on either of my coconut oil containers (one refined, one not) does it state to store it in the refrigerator. An opened container has a 2-year+ shelf.

All vegetable oil goes rancid after opening. You can slow that process by refrigeration.

This is true for any type of oil.

Zereh 02-07-2013 04:32 PM

I'll stick with what the experts recommend: store at room temp where it's good for 2+ years.

Oldvine 02-07-2013 06:05 PM

Use the coconut oil in other projects to use it up faster. Coconut oil is what we use to pop corn. I've been using from the same jar for just over two years and mine is fine. I store it in the pantry (dark and cool).

Dawgluver 02-07-2013 06:10 PM

Apparently it also makes great hair conditioner and hand/body lotion! Gonna get me some coconut oil. What I've read is that it has a very long shelf life, more so than other oils, and you will know if it turns rancid, as it tastes totally inedible at that point.

Kayelle 02-07-2013 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dawgluver (Post 1237169)
Apparently it also makes great hair conditioner and hand/body lotion! Gonna get me some coconut oil. What I've read is that it has a very long shelf life, more so than other oils, and you will know if it turns rancid, as it tastes totally inedible at that point.

Lots of suntan/sunscreen products use coconut oil Dawg. I've always hated the smell of that stuff on my skin but it makes me thirsty for a Pina Colada. :lol:


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