- How long does unopened coconut milk (sold in a refrigerated carton) last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - to maximize the shelf life of unopened coconut milk, keep it refrigerated at all times.
How long does unopened coconut milk last in the fridge? Unopened coconut milk will generally stay at best quality for about one week after the date on the package, assuming it has been continuously refrigerated.
To maximize the shelf of unopened coconut milk, do not store it on the fridge door, as the temperature is too warm - the unopened coconut milk will last longer when stored in the main body of the refrigerator, in its original package.
How to tell if coconut milk is bad? The best way is to smell and look at the coconut milk: if the coconut milk develops an off odor, flavor or appearance it should be discarded.
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