BY Ceres Organics
Ready in 15 minutes | Serves 6
Non-dairy milks have become ultra popular today. But just because these milks are made from plants, don’t assume that they are all healthy. Many highly processed plant based milks contain added sugar, canola and sunflower oil as fillers, and chemical additives. So always read the labels. To avoid these additives and anti-nutrients, and save yourself some money too, we highly recommend you make your own non-dairy milk … and coconut milk is one of the easiest to do!
You only need two ingredients to make your own coconut milk: coconut chips and water. If you are wanting to drink it straight up or to make iced mochas or pour over your muesli, add a little sweetener of your choice and a dash of vanilla. If you plan on using the coconut milk for cooking, just add a pinch of salt to the coconut chips and water to bring out the natural flavours.
If you are able to source organic or spray free coconuts, you can also use fresh coconut meat in place of the chips for an even creamier milk. You’ll probably want to hide this from your flat mates in the back of the fridge!