Coconut milk and cream doesn’t only add an inimitable decadent richness to your dishes, they’re actually really good for your health too. Most coconut-derived ingredients are! If you’re lactose intolerant or are just cutting down on dairy to improve your health, read on for ways to make your everyday meals and dishes healthier by using our 100% Pure and All Natural Coconut Products.
AS A DAIRY SUBSTITUTE
Coconut milk is both a lactose-free and vegan-safe option. So if you are lactose intolerant or are going vegan by cutting out meat and dairy products, desserts and baked goods are within your reach again. You can use it in place of creamer in your morning cup of coffee, make dairy-free yogurt or ice cream with it, or even as a whip cream to top your favorite pastries. Coconut milk contains high fat content – the good kind – that can help you manage your blood sugar, which is good news for diabetics who love their sweet stuff.
AS A BASE FOR SAUCES AND DIPS
The beauty of coconut milk is that it’s such a versatile base that you can make all sorts of sauces with it, from sweet to savory. Make an easy sweet dip by combining coconut milk with some condensed milk and butter and just a bit of salt, which goes perfect with grilled fruits like pineapple or fried mantou bread. On the savory side of things, make an easy curry-inspired dip by adding your curry paste of choice to some coconut milk, soy, slivers of ginger, a little honey and fish sauce. Since coconut milk takes on the flavors of whatever you’re adding, don’t be afraid to experiment.
“The beauty of coconut milk is that it’s such a versatile base that you can make all sorts of sauces with it, from sweet to savory.”
FOR THE PERFECT SMOOTHIES AND SHAKES
There are a few flavors we automatically associate with the tropics: pineapple, passion fruit, and mango are some examples. The flavor of coconut transports us to a beachside retreat every time, thanks to its strong association with palm fronds and the beach. Add crushed ice and some fruit and you have the perfect cooler for hot summer days, or any time you want to relive a summer by the beach. Coconut milk is also a bountiful source of electrolytes, which means it hydrates the body well and helps prevent fatigue.