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  • How to drink Coconut Milk?

    Yes, I realize you open your mouth and pour it in But I'm wondering how much you guys typically drink in a sitting, or in a day, and whether or not you water it down. I just poured the whole can into a cup and started drinking. Although it tastes good, it seemed too thick so I poured water in the rest.

    So what's the preferred way to drink this stuff? I realize it'll be different for everyone, but do people typically drink a whole can in a day, or half a can? What's the split between coconut milk and water if you are supposed to water it down?


  • #2
    I don't. I use about half a can a day in a smoothie.
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    • #3
      I use it liberally in coffee and tea as a nondairy creamer. I go through about a can a day. I don't know if that's a healthy amount of TroPO--it could be too much.


      • #4
        In coffee
        In smoothies with berries and whey protein once in a while.


        • #5
          I have a 1/4 or a 1/3rd of a cup when I feel like it - I just drink it by itself after a meal, or eat it with berries, but I haven't had it at all in a while. I think I'd like to start using it in curries.


          • #6
            If I drink it straight up, I usually have about a half a cup.


            • #7
              I like to mix the full fat coconut milk with club soda, or Perrier, and lime juice, stir it up and drink the fizzy, creamy concoction with a straw. If you wanted to be fancy you could add some sweetener like stevia or whey low.
              Last edited by eraserheadgirl; 01-31-2011, 06:46 PM.


              • #8
                I use it in my smoothies or with blueberries. The only time I drink it straight out of the glass is when I buy a carton of So Delicious coconut milk which is watered down quite a bit so that it has a similar consistency as milk.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Balance View Post
                  I use it in my smoothies or with blueberries.
                  Same, and with veggies like chard and even the infrequent sweet potato.

                  I personally don't drink it straight, though.
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                  • #10
                    Even though I like the taste of coconut, the milk is thick enough that it's hard for me to take. I love a couple of tablespoons in my coffee though! I switched from dairy creamer a few weeks ago, and I love it. Also, I use coconut milk in creamy soups like a yummy carrot ginger one I made a couple weeks ago. Very creamy & yummy.


                    • #11
                      well today I've had about 1/2 cup total in a couple large mugs of afternoon tea and my kids are currently drinking "hot vanilla milk"

                      coconut milk
                      pinch salt

                      for dessert. :-) In the warmer months I love smoothies, and in the cooler I love curries. I occasionally (if I know my fat/calories are low and feeling a low coming on) will just sip a cup of it straight, and I do enjoy it like that. However, it's not something I do every day, I prefer to use it in stuff.


                      • #12
                        I mostly use coconut milk in smoothies. Yeah, I'm a smoothie fan.

                        Frozen strawberries, banana, coconut milk, raw eggs, cinnamon, sometimes full fat Greek yogurt. Always delicious and easy to make.

                        Sadly, I don't have a blender at school.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SpecOps
                          Is there in brands in a sealed container not requiring refrigeration? I ask because I am over seas and need it mailed to me. Thanks in advance!
                          Sure, the Thai Kitchen brand, as well as several others are canned- no need to refrigerate until opened.


                          • #14
                            What's the best coconut milk to buy? Brands?


                            • #15
                              For my post HARD workout recovery drink
                              3/8 cup coconnut milk
                              1/2 banana
                              1 scoop protein powder
                              Vanilla unsweetened almond milk to fill up the glass

                              Usually 16-20 oz total. It's like a banana daquiri. I may make a pina colada recovery drink if I can get a good fresh pineapple. High in sugar, but the bromelin is so good post workout
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