A couple of weeks ago I posted my generally favorable experience with So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage. It was obviously diluted coconut milk with a bunch of cheap vitamins thrown in and emulsifier. Unsweetened, it was decent stuff. I liked it better with just the tiniest bit of stevia in it, it became more like regular milk's lactose in taste bud action.
Think of it as coconut milk milk!
So, I tried making my own. First, 365 CM, it already has emulsifier in it. Four ounces and then top off with water to make a quart. Well, kinda watery. Now it gets weird: So I added a bit of xanthan gum and it virtually would not dissolve! Shook the bottle like crazy, let it sit overnight. A very slight thickening did take place after all that. Still left lumps. BTW, the thickening sort of fools the brain into believing there is more "stuff" in the liquid.
Today I tried Thai Kitchen because it seems to have a LOT of emulsifier in it. If you don't shake the can vigorously for fifteen seconds, it will come out - sort of - in lumps! Anyway, perfecto mundo. Quite drinkable the way it is. Of course there is the stevia option, too.
An 8 ounce glass will have only 60 calories! You can, of course, play around with dilutions to your liking.
Since the WF beverage costs $4, and this cost about sixty cents, so sorry So Delicious!