Home Made Coconut Milk
If you are looking for a dairy-free, raw vegan, creamy milk replacement this coconut milk recipe is for you! It is so creamy and rich that it really feels like you are drinking milk. This is a great alternative to nut milks especially for those who may have nut allergies. Today it was so hot out and I was craving something cold and creamy...like milk. I just happened to have a young Thai coconut on hand so I whipped this up real quick and all I can say is... what satisfaction! It was exactly what I was looking for.
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Serves: 3-5 glasses
1 young Thai coconut, meat and coconut water of (the meat should be a little over a cup)
2-4 glasses of purified water
I'll let you in on my little secret, if you buy the young Thai coconuts from WholeFoods they will usually cut the tops off for you, some even sell them with the tops already cut off. It's really helpful to buy them that way, not to mention I'm all about keeping my ten fingers! lol. If not you can use a large knife, a cleaver knife is the best, and cut a whole at the base of the tip large enough to scoop out the meat.
The meat is much more soft and jelly like that it just peels off easily.
Blend the coconut meat and all the water together in a high-speed blender for at least a minute to two minutes. I only added 2 glasses of purified water because I like mine creamy, but if you prefer it more watered down just add more water as desired.
Enjoy this delicious, healthy, raw, vegan, dairy-free, alternative to milk!