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Coconut milk is the result of mixing together warm water and fresh coconut bits. The bits soak in the water and then are strained out to leave coconut milk behind. Even though freshly made coconut milk is already warm, many stores sell canned or frozen coconut milk that can be warmed up using a simple technique with a saucepan. The warm coconut milk is rich in vitamins and other nutrients.

Place the desired amount of coconut milk into a small saucepan. If the coconut milk was canned, shake the can well before opening.

Turn the heat to medium high. Stir the coconut milk with a whisk constantly as it warms or melts.

Remove the coconut milk from the heat just as it begins to simmer.