Why Coconut Milk?
Most of us enjoy a nice, cold glass of milk.
But what sort of things are in that whole milk that we all love so much?
- For starters, antibiotics are used to fatten cows up so their meat will sell for more. That carries over into your milk and could be contributing to antibiotic resistance in your body’s microbes.
- Conventional milk is homogenized, creating free radicals and resulting in intestinal inflammation.
- Alternative canned + boxed milk often has gums and carcinogens as thickeners that can cause irritation, allergies, and further digestive issues for many of us with already compromised digestion.
So, what are we supposed to do? Give up milk?
Do not fear because this is the best 5-minute coconut milk recipe ever. So easy to make, delicious, and free of additives and gums!
I use Trader Joe’s unsweetened shredded coconut. You can crack open a real coconut and use the meat. The frozen section also has young coconut sometimes. It’s up to you.
I use as pure water as I can. We use an Aquagear water pitcher.
Tools You’ll Need
Every great crafter of food and drink needs their go-to tools. I can NOT tell you enough how obsessed I am with our Ninja Blender. It is unreal. Although, you’ll still be able to make this recipe even if you just have a bullet.
Also, you’ll need some sort of container to keep your milk in! I was using a giant mason jar, but it was such a pain to pour. Here are the bottles I have now.
Serves 4-5 Servings of Coconut Milk
5 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
10 minTotal Time
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
- Boil water until it is bubbling. Then, turn the burner off and let it cool.
- Mix your coconut shreds and warm water in the blender.
- Blend for about a minute.
- Strain the mix with a nut milk bag.
Seriously, that’s it!
I can’t believe how easy and inexpensive this is to make and it’s so tasty too. It’s not watery at all compared to some store bought coconut milk. You can also save the coconut fat that forms on top of the milk as a thickener or as whipped cream.
DAT FROTH THO.
What’s your favorite alternative milk? It’s a tough tie between coconut and almond milk for me. This recipe has me leaning towards coconut, though.