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.
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.
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
I made this milk with dried, shredded, unsweetened organic coconut….and it was fabulous!
Dried shredded, organic coconut
Nut Milk Bag
Air tight container (for milk storage)
- Open nut milk bag in a bowl and set aside.
- Place 7/8 C. coconut in vitamix. Add 1 C. water.
- Blend for 2 minutes. It will be very thick
- Allow to cool slightly. Pour into nut milk bag, gently squeeze and strain liquid into bowl. ***
- Place remaining coconut mixture back into vitamix and add another 1/2 C. hot water. repeat steps 3 and 4.
- 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!