If you don’t have a local source for raw milk or if you have a milk allergy you’ll want to supplement your diet with a healthy alternative. This coconut milk tonic is a perfect substitute!
I recently moved and found myself out of luck for a good source of local raw milk. 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. There’s a lot of junk added to it and It’s just as bad as store-bought cow’s milk in my opinion.
Like real cows milk, fresh coconut milk has a thick layer of cream at the top and quick shake is needed before pouring. Unfortunately, the cartons of coconut milk you find at the grocery store is homogenized and full of additives and sugar. Aside from being healthier, homemade coconut milk tastes better and is much cheaper than buying it from the market.
What is Coconut Milk Tonic?
Coconut Milk Tonic is a 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. I drank coconut milk tonic through my pregnancies when quality milk wasn’t available. I also ate an abundant amount of dark leafy greens, which are also full of calcium and minerals you get from dairy products. What about yogurt and kefir? I made my own! I have recipes for both here: homemade coconut milk yogurt and coconut kefirPrint
Coconut Milk Tonic
- Mix all ingredients together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, and heat until warm and dolomite is dissolved.
- To make with homemade coconut milk: 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.