Coconut Milk

Coconut is considered a tree nut by the FDA. 

I am so excited to share with you this crazy delicious(and healthy) coconut milk recipe!  This is one of my most frequent made recipes, because it’s so easy, tastes dreamy, and is healthy!

Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of boxed coconut milk?  There’s quite a lot of ingredients.  Way more than needed.  Icky additives are added to the drink.  But in this homemade coconut milk, you’ll find two simple ingredients.  None of which are guar gum, magnesium phosphate, or carrageenan.  All you’ll need is some shredded coconut and some water.

Coconut milk adds extra flavor to smoothies, can be used as a dairy substitute in lots of recipes, and is plain amazing to drink by itself.  I’m so excited to share this recipe with you!  

Coconut Milk
Ingredients:
2 cups Shredded Coconut
4 cups Water
Directions:
1. In a pot over a stove, add coconut and water.

2. Turn the stove onto low heat.  Let the coconut and water heat up for 15-20 minutes.

3. Once heated, add the mixture to a high power blender(I use a Vitamix).  Blend on high for about one minute.

4. Scrape down any coconut on the sides and check the consistency.  If it doesn’t seem very liquid, add water in 2 Tbs. increments until liquid consistency is reached.

5. Blend on high for another minute.

6. Using cheesecloth, a nut milk bag, or a VERY fine strainer, separate the liquid from any remaining coconut pieces.

7. Store in the fridge for up to four days.

For additional ways to make coconut milk visit foodbabe.com

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