Have you seen coconut milk powder at your local health food store? This coconut product may be one of the best things to keep in your pantry!
“What’s powdered coconut milk and how do I use it?”
This is a question I’ve been getting more and more lately.
First, I want to say how happy I am to see so many coconut products becoming available. When I first started using coconut oil I had to special order it. I couldn’t find it in any store, not even the health food store. Now, I see isles of coconut products at Whole Foods and Natural Grocers.
Coconut milk powder is a newer coconut product that’s come into play over the last few years.
So What is it?
Powdered coconut milk is just like regular evaporated milk, except it isn’t derived from coconut meat. It’s evaporated coconut milk. It can definitely be helpful in a pinch! I store a bag of it in my camping trailer. It’s so much lighter than packing canned coconut milk!
How To Use Coconut Milk Powder
Coconut milk powder produces coconut milk simply with the addition of hot water. Very convenient! But beyond milk, you can also use it to make coconut cream whenever you like (very helpful for certain recipes). The powdery nature of it also makes it a great addition to drinks like hot chocolate and in golden milk latte mix!
Any recipe you use coconut milk in, coconut milk powder will work just fine. It’s particularly helpful when making curry because the powder’s improved capability to bind to the spices. If you’re a smoothie lover like me, try adding a tablespoon of coconut milk powder to your next smoothie. It’s rich flavor will add delicious tropical flavor to your smoothies. I use it to make my Pina Colada smoothie.