Let me show you how to make your own coconut milk that is economical, easy, and delicious! Plus, it’s truly a very versatile ingredient to use in other recipes as a milk or cream replacement from your morning coffee to your breakfast cereal.
Are you or a child dairy sensitive? I had allergy testing done last month and found I reacted to (cow’s milk) dairy. Since I’ve been dairy-free, my lungs and head feel so much better!
Cow’s milk is the most common food allergy for children. If you or one of your children is often congested, coughing, sinus infection, or has repeated earaches (when they don’t have a cold), try getting off of all dairy for 1 month in order to give the system time to calm down. You may see a marked positive improvement.
I use Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate to make coconut milk and find it very economical. Why pay for added water and the packaging? We can completely avoid the aluminum cans (containing BPA) and unwanted additives. Coconut cream comes in glass jars.
2-3 tsp. Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate
1 cup pure filtered water (warm water if the coconut concentrate is in its solid state)
DIY Coconut Milk Directions:
Mix 2 teaspoons of Coconut Cream Concentrate into warm water and stir to make coconut milk.
- To make the coconut milk thicker, use less water. To make it thinner, use more water. Play with the amounts to get your desired consistency.
- Make larger batches of coconut milk by doubling, tripling, or quadrupling the recipe and store it in a glass pitcher in the fridge.
Coconut cream contains no additives, not even water. The dried coconut meat is ground very finely, giving it a creamy consistency due to its high fat content, much like other nut butters. Coconut cream contains 70% coconut oil and 30% coconut meat. Read more about it here.
It is wonderful in coffee as a non-dairy creamer, and it is also an excellent ingredient for cooking and baking. Because of its low moisture content, it can be mixed right in the batter or dough of breads and pastries. It can be blended with smoothies or made into ice cream. Recipes at the bottom of this page.
You can make such delightful and yummy things for your family and friends with coconut cream concentrate. We always add several TBSP to our smoothies.
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