Coconut Milk – Three Recipes

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I started to make a mocha herbal drink and wanted something that felt more substantial than just using water. I didn’t want to go through the effort of making a nut or rice milk, so I settled on coconut milk. To my dismay there was no coconut milk in the cupboard, so I decided to experiment a little and came up with this smooth, creamy drink that actually looks like milk and has the same consistency.

I used the vanilla extract to cut down the coconut taste for this particular drink. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t add the vanilla, as the flavor would be great to drink straight or with granola.

If you prefer something less sweet simply omit the maple syrup.

 

Ingredients:

1 can organic coconut milk (13.66 oz.)

17 ounces coconut water

1 Tbsp. organic maple syrup

1 tsp. organic vanilla extract

Pour all ingredients in Vitamix and blend till smooth.

Delicious!


Coconut Hemp Milk

coconut hemp milk

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love this milk with granola. I usually make this unsweetened, but you could experiment with sweeteners…perhaps pitted dates or some powdered coconut sugar?

4 C. Filtered Water
1/2 C. Organic Coconut Cream Powder
3/4 C. Nutiva Hemp Seeds

Put all ingredients in your Vitamix and blend for 1-2 minutes. Store in your refrigerator and don’t forget to give it a shake before pouring, it will separate in the fridge.

 


 

Homemade Coconut Milk

coconut milk -shredded coconut

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this milk with dried, shredded, unsweetened organic coconut….and it was fabulous!

Items needed:

Dried shredded, organic coconut

Hot water

Vitamix

Nut Milk Bag

Bowl

Air tight container (for milk storage)

Directions:

  1. Open nut milk bag in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place 7/8 C. coconut in vitamix. Add 1 C. water.
  3. Blend for 2 minutes. It will be very thick
  4. Allow to cool slightly. Pour into nut milk bag, gently squeeze and strain liquid into bowl. ***
  5. Place remaining coconut mixture back into vitamix and add another 1/2 C. hot water. repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Pour coconut milk into a jar, label and refrigerate.

*** I have a Norwalk Juicer, so I just pour the coconut mixture into a  bag and place it on the press to extract the milk. It works great!

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