Unless a recipe calls for full fat coconut milk, I don’t like drinking it or baking with it. The texture isn’t right for me. But diluted, it becomes a great non-dairy baking solution, you can make some really yummy drinks with it, or use it in your tea and coffee.
Coconut Milk for baking and drinking
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 can water
Blend both together till smooth. Store in a quart mason jar in the fridge.
Why I do this: This brand of coconut milk is my go to milk in the house for anything that calls for milk or when my kids want to drink a glass. I dilute it for several reasons.
- Unless recipe calls for full fat coconut milk, it will be thicker than if you were using cow milk, almond milk,etc. The diluted version is the right consistency for most any recipe.
- It’s cheaper if you stretch it farther. When a recipe calls for 1 cup or more of milk, you will use over half a can in one recipe. I can get double my money’s worth from a can by diluting it. And it’s cheaper than buying the 32oz boxed coconut milks.
- Diluting makes it a great drinking consistency when my kids want want a tall cold glass of milk!
- It makes yummy hot chocolate!