Don’t have a local source for raw milk? Maybe you have a milk allergy and want to make a healthy homemade milk alternative?
COCONUT MILK TONIC TO THE RESCUE!
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I recently moved and now I am no longer getting my yummy raw milk. Sad! Until I find a local source of raw milk, (realmilk.com is a great place to find raw milk in your area) I am drinking homemade Coconut Milk Tonic.
You may wonder why I wouldn’t just purchase coconut milk from the grocery store. The answer is simple. That stuff isn’t real coconut milk. It contains coconut milk, but there is a lot of junk added to it. It’s just as bad as store-bought cow’s milk in my opinion. Like raw cow’s milk, real coconut milk needs to be shaken before drinking. The cream rises to the top. The store-bought coconut milk is processed and does not need shaking before pouring.
Aside from being healthier, homemade coconut milk is also a lot cheaper than purchasing the stuff in the store.
What is Coconut Milk Tonic?
Coconut Milk Tonic is a beverage recipe I found on The Weston A. Price Foundation website. It contains the same about of calories and calcium as milk and is the best dairy free alternative to cows milk.
Coconut Milk Tonic Recipe
Mix all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, and heat until warm and dolomite is dissolved.
You can also make coconut milk tonic with homemade coconut milk!
Here is how I did it…
Mix 2 cups of dry or raw grated coconut meat with 4 cups of filtered water. Heat in a medium saucepan until water simmers. Take off heat. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon Dolomite Powder and 2 tablespoons of raw honey or maple syrup. Mix well and allow to cool.
Once the coconut mixture is cooled, blend in a blender for 1-2 minutes or until coconut meat is well blended.
Use a cheesecloth to strain out coconut fiber.
This recipe is linked to Real Food Wednesday @ Kelly The Kitchen Kop, Pennywise Platter Thursday @ The Nourishing Gourmet, Simple Lives Thursday @ GNOWFGLINS, A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa & Culinary Bliss, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade, Friday Food Flicks @ Traditional Foods