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How do you stomach Coconut milk?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 07, 2010 at 12:07 AM

I've been drinking coconut milk straight for a while now but only recently did I actually pay attention to the fact it was the "lite" kind. Which seems to pretty much defeat the point of drinking it since the fat is what I am actually after. So I have tried to switch over to regular coconut milk but its really hard to stomach and drink right out of the can. Does anyone have any ideas/recipes for how to make it palatable?

I started out mixing the "lite" version with raw cinnamon and nutmeg to spice it up a bit but stopped once I got used to the taste. My next experiment will probably be to cut the normal milk with 25-50% water and try the cinnamon/nutmeg. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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on September 03, 2011
at 03:03 AM

i do the hot tea and frozen bluberries too. both are very good.

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on November 30, 2010
at 03:59 AM

Coconut milk does not have to made by first baking/cooking the coconut meat. You can make raw coconut milk. I watched my grandpa grind and strain fresh coconut milk all the time when I was growing up. I'd imagine it's too time consuming for most to do these days. I've found Aroy-D brand 100% pure coconut only cream/milk which tastes much different than the canned varieties that usually have guar gum (it isn't required to be listed).

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on May 10, 2010
at 03:20 AM

It might be a good idea to order some grassfed tallow from US Wellness meats for that purpose

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on May 08, 2010
at 08:47 AM

So true! I'm cutting down on coconut oil for the same reason, but since I have to buy meat pre-trimmed, I sometimes need to add fats and there aren't any non-processed options.

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on May 07, 2010
at 12:43 AM

"lite" versions usually just have extra water added. It's better value to buy the normal one and add your own water.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 07, 2010
at 04:41 PM

You know.... I don't consider coconut milk to be paleo. Here's why: coconut water is paleo, and coconut meat is as well. But coconut milk is a crazy modern concoction. It needs to be baked in the oven, then processed, and filtered through a cheese cloth.

Fruit juices are generally non-paleo, as they remove all the fiber from the fruit, giving you JUST sugars. I consider coconut milk to be non-paleo for the same reason - it is not the same as eating the meat. Add to this the fact that it basically requires an oven and a blender.

1f70da0b737e9c6e7679a248f4228a01

on May 08, 2010
at 08:47 AM

So true! I'm cutting down on coconut oil for the same reason, but since I have to buy meat pre-trimmed, I sometimes need to add fats and there aren't any non-processed options.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 10, 2010
at 03:20 AM

It might be a good idea to order some grassfed tallow from US Wellness meats for that purpose

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on November 30, 2010
at 03:59 AM

Coconut milk does not have to made by first baking/cooking the coconut meat. You can make raw coconut milk. I watched my grandpa grind and strain fresh coconut milk all the time when I was growing up. I'd imagine it's too time consuming for most to do these days. I've found Aroy-D brand 100% pure coconut only cream/milk which tastes much different than the canned varieties that usually have guar gum (it isn't required to be listed).

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on May 07, 2010
at 12:36 AM

Do try a few different brands. There are 4 brands at my local Asian Market with the same nutritional profiles and ingredients. Two of the brands are delicious straight up, one is passable when I drink it in hot tea, coffee, or such, and the 4th is just icky, and I listen to my senses and don't drink that one ever! You may find one brand is just delicious to you, where others are like "taking medicine" and Paleo Nutrition shouldn't be that way!

It is simple to drink in coffee/tea or even just hot water as a morning drink.

It is very good over frozen berries, with shredded coconut and nuts as an occasional treat as well.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 03, 2011
at 03:03 AM

i do the hot tea and frozen bluberries too. both are very good.

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306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

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on September 03, 2011
at 02:40 AM

I like using coconut milk as an ingredient, in coffee, and so on, but the only kind I've ever liked drinking straight is homemade from shredded coconut, which is probably lower fat than even the "lite" stuff. It has a much fresher taste (and is also less expensive).

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on September 03, 2011
at 02:17 AM

just made this the other day and it was DELICIOUS - i literally can't stop thinking about it!

heat up coconut milk & canned pumpkin in the microwave, with some cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in (to taste). was like some warm, creamy, pumpkin dessert!

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on September 03, 2011
at 02:04 AM

I experienced this the other day , got the idea from that old song I just added some lime juice to a little less than half of the remaining can in a glass , shook it up and no ill effects like the nausea you can get if you eat too much fat.

coconut milk is paleo because it's high in fat , being juice doesn't change that.

coconut butter is more whole with less water.

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on November 30, 2010
at 01:32 AM

Sometimes I wonder WHAT some of you are talking about? Goya Coconut milk is 99.9% Coconut Milk with some preservative so that it does not MOLD. It tastes GREAT right out of the can. And is 100% paleo.

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on May 10, 2010
at 02:34 PM

Make it yourself. Homemade is not nauseating like the stuff in a can. You can use frozen coconut chunks sold in bags at Asian markets

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on May 08, 2010
at 06:17 PM

I love making coconut curry - onions, bell peppers, whatever other veggies I have in the fridge, along with some chicken thighs, browned in some coconut oil and then simmered in coconut milk and cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, or whatever spices sound good to me that day. I also enjoy an occasional hot coconut milk treat mixed with a bit of cocoa powder and honey - almost like hot chocolate. I also sometimes add instant decaf to make a coco mocha. If you allow yourself coffee beans and cacao, it is a tasty (and relatively harmless) indulgence.

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on May 08, 2010
at 07:00 AM

I like the ayam brands, min 80% coconut with no added stuff. It goes down like a smoothie especially with a teaspoon of cocoa powder http://www.ayam.com/gluten-free-products.html

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on May 08, 2010
at 01:07 AM

I use it as cooking ingredient--simmer until it reduces and add a bunch of spices.

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(2004)

on May 07, 2010
at 12:54 AM

Try to find a brand without added thickeners such as guar gum.

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