There are a ton of dairy-free alternatives on the market right now, and powdered coconut milk is one of our favorites. It's really convenient and also really delicious. Here are a few ways we're loving this kitchen staple!
1. Tea latte
We love mixing strongly brewed tea with milk to create tea lattes. The downside? If you brew super strong tea, it can get bitter and change the flavor of the tea. But if you don’t brew it strong enough, the milk totally overpowers the tea. We made our morning mate with a heaping spoonful of powdered coconut milk stirred in and it was perfect! Totally creamy, but with a great balance of the tea flavor and the coconut flavor.
2. Hot cereal
Sometimes we want our oatmeal to be super creamy but without being too liquid. You know, like the thick, delicious oatmeal you get at a restaurant that’s cooked with whole milk or cream. Stirring powdered coconut milk into your morning hot cereal gives you the thickest, richest oats.
It’s about to be prime soup season, but to be honest, we love creamy soups like curry and potato year-round. For a thick and creamy dairy-free soup, we usually add pureed cauliflower or white beans—but powdered coconut milk actually works better. It also imparts a really nice, almost tropical flavor. We’ve tried it with curried lentil soup and potato soup so far, but also think it might be nice with a tomato soup.
What we originally got this powder for is....travel! How many times have you been at an airport or hotel and wanted coffee or tea but been stuck with nasty, chemical-filled creamer? Not anymore! We’re officially traveling with this powdered coconut milk from now on.
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