When it comes to the can vs. the carton with coconut milk, you’re looking at two very different products with different intended uses. Here’s a quick explanation on how the coconut milk you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store (next other alternative milks and dairy milk) differs from the shelf-stable stuff you’ll find on a center aisle. What is coconut milk? How do you freeze coconut milk? Can you whip coconut milk?