Coconut Milk Tonic

Coconut Milk TonicDon’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.

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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

Ingredients

Directions 

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.

Viola! Enjoy!

Coconut Milk Tonic
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 can full fat Coconut Milk
  • 1¾ cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Dolomite Powder (for calcium)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, and heat until warm and dolomite is dissolved.
  2. To make with homemade coconut milk: Mix 2 cups of dry or raw grated coconut meat with 4 cups of filtered water.
  3. Heat in a medium saucepan until water simmers.
  4. 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.
  5. Once the coconut mixture is cooled, blend in a blender for 1-2 minutes or until coconut meat is well blended.
  6. Use a cheesecloth to strain out coconut fiber.

 

Coconut milk tonic

About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
17 comments… add one
  • Melisa March 12, 2015, 9:15 am

    How long does it take for the dolomite powder to dissolve? I leave it on the heat and mix for at least 10 minutes but when I pour it into the storage container there is still some at the bottom of my pot.

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  • Scott stodola January 20, 2014, 7:40 pm

    Why use dolomite instead of calcium powder?

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    • Scottie January 31, 2014, 8:25 pm

      The plain coconut milk is great but after sitting in the refrigerator over night the oil on top becomes a big chunk — how to avoid that?sleosto@gmail.com

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  • Lynnette December 27, 2013, 2:13 pm

    I want to try this because store bought cow’s milk constipates my daughter, and raw is not available to me even through a cow share (illegal to sell in Canada). What is the lifespan of this stuff in the refrigerator and out. My daughter still gets bottles so I need to know for things like traveling how I need to pack it, how soon it has to be back in the fridge, etc.

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  • Lynn C July 22, 2013, 7:03 am

    I’ve been having some trouble with milk. This is a great alternative to try and I love how my coconut oil is working! Thank you!

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  • Shelley West July 22, 2013, 1:21 am

    Love this!!! My household has a true dairy allergy, so we have to have a milk alternative. We also have almond allergies, so coconut, hemp or oat milk are our only options, but I don’t like the other things, like carrageenan in them. I can’t wait to try this. Have you tried making yogurt or ice cream with it? I’m wondering how it would hold up.

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  • Monifah March 13, 2012, 2:04 am

    How long do you keep it?? And in the fridge?? Cause it seperates again if i keep it there.. Thank you!

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  • Lisa Reynoso March 3, 2012, 8:21 am

    I love coconut! I make nut milk once a week, usually with almonds, walnuts, and coconut. Only I don’t cook it; we drink it all the next day. Cooking it would probably make it last longer. I also don’t add extra calcium; I try to eat a healthy diet, take a calcium supplement (usually half the dose), and besides, animal protein seems to inhibit calcium absorption, and we rarely get any of that (eggs once or twice a week, otherwise 100% plant based). Coconut milk goes so well in so many dishes, especially ethnic ones like Thai and certain Caribbean cuisines. Love it!

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  • Lisa G March 3, 2012, 6:47 am

    I skip the heating part and just put the shredded coconut in my vitamix. It heats it up a bit so the fat goes into the milk too.

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  • Amanda @ Traditional Foods March 2, 2012, 10:20 am

    I do love homemade coconut milk. Thanks for the link on the coconut butter. I’m going to give that a try. I’d be honored if you’d share this post on our new weekly link up — Friday Food Flicks — Amanda

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  • Jan March 1, 2012, 8:50 pm

    I have more coconut than I can use just for milk…it is Tropical Traditions finely shredded in 3 tubs. What else can I use it for besides this milk? I’d like some coconut flour, which I think I may be able to make in my grain mill, but it’s not supposed to have anything oily or wet – do you know if that coconut would be considered oily or not 100% dry?

    And do you have any other suggestions, besides using it in baked goods and smoothies? Thanks!

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  • mandy pelkey February 29, 2012, 9:54 pm

    yum I want to make this sooo bad! thanks 4 sharing

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