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3 Ways To Use Powdered Coconut Milk

September 9th, 2015

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.

3. Soup

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.

Bonus use:

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.

Photo credit: Hsuanya Tsai via Flickr

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Stephanie Clarke RD and Willow Jarosh RDStephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh are registered dietitians and the duo behind C&J Nutrition, a NYC-based nutrition consulting, communications, and workplace wellness company. These nutritionists share nutrition information in fun and practical ways that work with busy lifestyles. They're media spokespeople, featured in numerous health and lifestyle magazines, TV and web shows, and professional journals, and are contributing nutrition experts at SELF magazine. In addition to blogging for the Huffington Post, C&J Nutrition are the bloggers behind Bumble Bee Foods' Bee Delicious blog and are directors of nutrition at Healthy Kids Concepts. The duo delivers healthy eating inspiration on Instagram, providing a glimpse into what they eat each day and offers daily healthy eating tips via Facebook. Stephanie and Willow both love to cook, travel, and get outdoors. When they're not planning their next business adventure, you’ll probably find Stephanie showing her new daughter the DC sights or playing in her flag football league and Willow will likely be meandering around the Central Park reservoir or searching Manhattan for the least crowded tennis courts.

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