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Coconut Milk, Tapioca Syrup, Sugar Esters (plant-based).
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Why You’ll Love Vegan Coconut Milk Powder
Powdered milk is one of those rare inventions you might wonder how you ever lived without—especially if you are a frequent camper, live life on the go, or have ever lost electricity in your home. Without needing any refrigeration, powdered milk can be a seamless way to still enjoy cereal, flavor coffee, and create a range of foods—in any situation.
But for the many people who are vegan or lactose intolerant, there haven’t been many dairy-free options before now. Native Forest Vegan Coconut Milk Powder provides that wholesome substitute. Just add hot water and it dissolves quickly into a convenient liquid that’s great when used in soups, curries, sauces, desserts, and beverages.
Native Forest makes their powder by spray-drying fresh coconut milk and then adding select plant-based ingredients including three percent tapioca syrup and less than one percent of sugar esters to protect and balance the nutrients as the milk transforms into a powder. As well, each 5.25 oz. pouch provides tons of heart-healthy fats (and no trans fats), which means this product not only tastes great but is good for you, too.
Why choose coconut milk
Cow’s milk is no longer the only option on store shelves. In recent years, there has been a popularity in a range of nut milks, from almond and cashew milk to coconut milk. So why all the alternatives? The reason is twofold. First, many people are opting to live a vegan lifestyle (using no animal products or byproducts) for health or moral reasons. Additionally, some people have stopped consuming dairy either due to an allergy or because of concerns over growth hormones and antibiotics that are often given to cows in non-organic milk production.
Believe it or not, 65 percent of the population loses the ability to digest milk after infancy. And the calcium that comes from milk can also be obtained through other sources such as beans, broccoli, figs, and spinach.
Though soy milk did have its reign as a popular dairy alternative in recent years, its merit is now debated since soybeans are some of the most prevalent GMO crops around and have also been linked to infertility, thyroid issues, and even cancer when consumed in excess.
The benefits of coconut milk
Those developments have led many to seek out other more healthful alternatives like coconut milk. Here are just some of the benefits it provides:
- Tons of medium-chain fatty acids. Although coconut milk once got a bad rap for its high fat and caloric content, more and more health experts now agree that good fats are part of a healthy diet. Particularly because the saturated fatty acids in coconuts are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These compounds get metabolized much quicker than the long-chain fatty acids found in low-fat or full-fat dairy milk. Since consuming coconuts and coconut milk are more likely to give you energy (rather than being stored as fats), these acids don’t contribute to the same heart disease risks.
- Better heart health. In addition to the MCTs, two other important components of coconut milk are lauric acid and magnesium. Both have been found to reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure. Magnesium in particular keeps the heart’s rhythm in check.
- Less impact on the environment. Dairy farming, as well as other livestock farms, have had quite a negative global impact, accounting for nearly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. However, coconut farming has the potential to offset carbon dioxide production, thus reducing the effect on the environment.
Cooking with Native Forest Vegan Coconut Milk Powder
Native Forest Vegan Coconut Milk Powder is just as good when you’re on the go as when you’re preparing meals in your own kitchen. Here are a few of Thrive Market’s favorite recipes:
Candy bars are not exactly the healthiest option to eat when a craving hits, unless you make them yourself the Paleo way, meaning no dairy, refined sugar, or other questionable additives. This recipe modifies the age-old favorite Twix bar with a raw almond cookie base that is topped with caramel sauce made out of Medjool dates, maple syrup, and nut milk (use coconut powder for a different flavor), and then covered in a decadent semi-sweet dark chocolate that relies on healthful cacao. Cut into thin brick pieces and set out for a dinner party or bring them to the table for family movie night.
Creamed spinach is a hearty side dish that’s hard to resist, though this recipe makes it completely dairy-free while still intensely rich, creamy, and satisfying. Served warm, try accompanying it with a grilled steak, baked potato, or pair with eggs for a new take on eggs florentine. This recipe calls for coconut milk as well as coconut oil, shallots, garlic, nutmeg, lemon, and djion mustard for an incredibly unique taste.
If you can’t get through the morning without a caffeine boost but also can’t do coffee, matcha tea is another great option. It contains less caffeine so no jitters and a slew of powerful antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage. This particular recipe is blended with coconut milk, coconut oil, and grass-fed gelatin that together incorporate healthy fats, which provide even more energy.
Healthier versions of your favorite comfort foods do exist! That includes southern-style biscuits and gravy, which get the Paleo makeover in this creative recipe that’s great for breakfast or dinner. There’s no trace of refined flour or heavy cream in this setup, meaning it’s much better for you than the kind that grandma used to make (though no one needs to know). Use Native Forest Vegan Coconut Milk Powder as the nut milk and mix with ghee, onion, garlic, chopped sage, sea salt, pepper, nutmeg, and arrowroot starch to get an absolutely unbelievable gravy texture that will taste great atop the almond flour biscuits.
Reviews For Vegan Coconut Milk Powder
Based on 53 Reviews
Great Coffee Creamer Alternative
My husband keeps this at work because he wants a vegan nondairy creamer that doesn't require refrigeration. He has been very pleased with this product. A little goes a long way. He puts it in hot tea and coffee and it gives it a nice coconut flavor but not too overpowering.
- Michele B.
coconut milk pwd
I like this and it is useful to me, being sensitive to gluten and dairy.
I am using this in my matcha in the morning. I think it's delicious and rich. I will say that it has a strong coconut flavor, stronger than the coconut milk you buy at the grocery store. I love coconut so it's great for me but others might not.
I look forward to making other things with this, non dairy ice icecream maybe?
- HOLLY CROCKER
love this stuff and use it daily
It is made from really clean ingredients and mixes up very well. Great for traveling. I just wish there was an organic one sold from Thrive.
Used it in homemade chocolate instead of powdered milk. Delicious.
If only...it was organic
This stuff is SO conventient. Who else gets frustrated with whole containers of the liquid cream, when all you need is a dab? I've tried more nutrient-valuable and healthful dehydrated coconut creams, but this texture was way better. I just wish it were raw and organic, but sometimes, we just can't have it all! This is amazing in soups, smoothies, lattes and coffee mixes, or to just make mylk or cream (just use less water or more powder and pop a date in the blender with it, if you like it sweet) for cereals and oats!
I love most coconut based products. This is another winner
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A good kitchen staple
I like how easy this is to use and how versatile it is. It's easy to use in hot drinks and works great for adding into soups and other meals. It's definitely lumpier than I expected it to be, but it dissolves well and tastes just like regular coconut milk. I love being able to use only the amount I need and close it back up. So much less waste!
this is a nice milk instead of cows milk for my smoothies. I make the whole package and leave in the fridge. The fats in the milk harden on top and I have to crush it up before using it though, other wise I use it often.
Great for Coffee
I'm trying to reduce dairy and use this in my coffee. It works great. Heating up non dairy milk kind of gave my coffee a burnt taste and I went back to milk until I found this! It is coconut but it works and makes the coffee creamy.
Tastes good, doesn't mix well
This is a great price and very convenient, especially if you find yourself with cans of half used coconut milk. The only way I can get this to mix is to use a hand blender. A milk frother wasn't strong enough. I find that annoying. I'd recommend freezing coconut milk in a silicone ice cube tray instead.
Great for Coffee & Tea
I find this coconut milk powder very useful when I need a small amount of coconut milk and don't want to open and spoil a can. It makes a perfect (and healthy!) non-dairy creamer for coffee or tea. I love that it's shelf stable so I like to leave some at the office or bring it with me traveling so that I don't feel left out when everyone else is sipping on a frothy latte.
Perfect Coffee Creamer
I use this with coconut mocha flavored coffee as creamer. It is GOOD!
I use this to make vegan hot chocolate. Just add a little sugar and cocoa powder. The slight coconut flavor makes it So good!
I really like this
I add it to the coconut milk in my coffee to make it really creamy. It tastes very good and dissolves quickly.
yummy yum yum
delicious in MY BLACK COFFEE and BLACK TEA!!! NO NEED for ADDED SUGAR!!!
Wanted to like it but...
Didn't mix well and I thought that having to cook and chill was a hassle...I will finish the bag but unless I learn some new hints, won't buy again...
Ill keep looking
I bought the coconut powder to use in a variety of ways. But primarily as a replacement for the sugary, nondairy, refrigerated creamer in my coffee. The coconut milk powder didn't come close to the creaminess I expected after reading the many reviews. In fairness I must say I use A LOT of creamer. So, I added A LOT of the coconut milk powder. The powder simply isn't capable of being that creamy--at least for coffee. For curries and baking its fine.
Mmmm, mmmm, good!
When I opened the package, it was kind of hard and crumbly not powdery but still it was ok for me. I add this in a cup of water in a blender with a banana and it makes a good coconut banana smoothie. I feel like I'm in some exotic country drinking a smoothie made by the tribes! I would definitely suggest this product if you like coconuts and that flavor. It is great to add to smoothies. Just be careful not to add coconut flavored powders to smoothies that it wouldn't go with like mangoes.. I will be trying this with pineapple next.
Coconut Milk Powder
This makes it so easy to just make what I can use.
good substitute, good price
the coconut milk is great in place of cows milk. I use it for my protein shakes. great online price, stores can't beat it!
I was using coconut cream in my (mushroom
Excellent replacement for coffee creamer or to use in smoothies
I've needed a vegan alternative to milk powder...this is absolutely perfect for baking and cooking! Love this stuff!
Doesn't mix well
I was excited to find a coconut milk that I could travel with or have on hand in case I ran out of the canned variety. I tried it today and found it really hard to mix - the milk remains lumpy. There are no "helpful hints" on the package. I probably won't buy again.
This is an amazing alternative to canned coconut milk. You can just mix up small amounts for each recipe, instead of opening a can.
Great Substitute for Non-Dairy Creamer
I have been trying to find a better option for a non-dairy creamer. This is great, just add a bit of stevia or xylitol...and off we go!
I use this in recipes instead of powdered dairy milk because it is healthier and delicious.
I had been looking for the perfect coconut powder for a while now, this one dissolves quickly in warm water, but i still use it in cold water with cereal.
I bought this on a whim because I love adding coconut milk to soups and sauces but I never need an entire can. This is a delightful product. I mixed a tablespoon of this and a tablespoon of the Thai curry paste into an already made broth and it was perfect. I cannot wait to try the hot cocoa recipe!
coconut milk powder
Love the stuff.. It will be a staple in my pantry from now on.. Had to restrain myself from eating it straight from the package.. It has so many possibilities.. Good in tapioca, rum and coke, cookies, custard and I'm sure I'll keep finding new uses for it..
- Robin Conkel-hAnnan
Powdered coconut milk
Sorry, but this product contains too many carbs for me to try it. I'm diabetic and watch the card counts very closely. I'll try to find someone to give it to.
- Velma Dauer
This is my second order. This coconut milk powder is super yummy, and I use it in many things. My new kitchen staple!
Starbucks green tea latte hack!!
So i actually found this at my local grocery store, but i used it (2TB) with matcha powder (1 tsp) and honey (to taste) and filled coffee cup with hot water and wisk to dissolve it all, then bam! Green tea latte from starbucks!! It is not coconutty at all imho, (which would be ok by me anyways) but its just creamy!! I also dont like that it clumps a lot!! But i think im going to repackage it into a glass jar so i can use a wisk to break it up better. otherwise, i am thoroughly obsessed with this product!! so glad to find it here too!!
Convenient and stores longer than liquid coconut milk when using small amounts at a time.
This is really decadent. It took a lot more than the artificial creamer does to get my coffee the right taste but it is very yummy and tempting not to just eat out of the bag!
It's a must with my four sigma coffee
Love coconut milk.
saved my life
I used this to make coffee while on the whole 30. Perfect with a little cacao powder. Now that my cleanse is over I keep one at home and one in my desk at work to avoid that pesky power creamer in the office break room. I also used it to make hot chocolate for my four year old. He didn't have any complaints.
I am a regular drinker of herbal coffee substitute (1/2 tsp roasted chicory root and 1 tsp dandelion root boiled for 5 minutes and then strained....tastes just like coffee, the Teecino coffee substitutes on Thrive are good too). I don't do dairy and it doesn't work to make my own coffee creamers using coconut/almond milk because it always separates in the fridge. This product has come to the rescue. I just make my coffee substitute, and when it's strained into my mug, I add about a tablespoon of this (I like a lot of creamer...use less if you don't like a ton of creamer) and a few drops of liquid stevia (I use the vanilla cream Sweetleaf one from Thrive) and I have a fantastic, soothing warm drink! Love it!!!
I bought this to use as a coffee creamer and I have been blending it with my coffee and coconut oil and it makes my coffee taste like something from a coffee shop. I also like how it blends well in any liquid, like water. It tastes great in smoothies and tea. It is easier to use than coconut milk.
Great in coffee!
I've been working hard to kick my Starbucks addiction and this has been a great substitute! I add a little of this, plus coconut oil and gelatin in my coffee each morning and it's delicious!
Native Forest Vegan Coconut powder
a good solution to buying large bottles of coconut milk in plastic containers. I make small patches as needed and keep them in glass bottles. Love it.
Great product! I bought it to use as a coffee creamer and it works fantastic! Creamy and slightly sweet! A little clumpy, if I I don't mix enough, but I don't mind that!
- Tiffiny S.
I really like this powdered milk. I've tasted the store bought and and don't like it, the almond type as well. This one actually did well with my stomach since i'm lactose and tolerant.
The hype is true. There's a great recipe for hot cocoa on the back of the package. This product tastes great and is super convenient. What's not to love?
Doesn't spoil as easily.
I purchased this for the extension on shelf life. Living alone, I sometimes find my milk spoiled before I have the chance to finish it. So this served that purpose quite well. I just make the amounts I am going to use right away.
The taste was great! However, I am not a fan of hot milk so the process of dissolving and placing in the refrigerator to cool off was a hassle for me. If you don't mind spending the extra time in preparing it, this is a great product.
- Michael Bowen
Amazing in Coffee or Smoothies!
I have tried soy creamer and was not happy at all! When I found this powder I was thrilled and bough as much as I had room for. It arrived a little solid and I had to squeeze it little to break it up. I use it in my morning coffee and my smoothies in the afternoon.
I may also use it in more food items moving forward. It might go well in rice, camping food or even earthquake supplies. My rating is based on the fact that it arrived hard.
- Stanley Drake
Say goodbye to creamers and milks!
This stuff is awesome! I simply mix the powder with heated water, stick it in the fridge, and voila! I have delicious and natural milk! I love it as a creamer in my coffee, it has a great coconut taste but not overbearing or anything close to coconut water. It reminds me of a coconut-y 2% milk and I love it! Thank you Native Forest, I am forever grateful for this product!
- Jody Goodman
We love it!
This is a life saver when i'm busy! I've been making my own coconut milk from scratch for a while now. Which we use in cereals, smoothies and steel cut oatmeal because we don't use dairy . So when i'm busy and have not time to make my own coconut milk this is what i run too - its tastes great, blends well with warm water (never tried cold because i blend my coconut pieces with warm water anyway to get the most out of it) and its vegan friendly. win, win, win!
Seems very versatile
Pretty good! Can't wait to use it more!
Great for coffee
I've been trying to cut out diary, so I've been using this for coffee, and it's great. I put a heaping teaspoon in my coffee, and the coffee tastes creamy and delicious. I don't really notice any coconut taste.
I bought this to make dairy free instant hot cocoa. The consistency of the powder is interesting because of the fat in it, but it dissolves fine in hot or cold water. Just add cocoa and sugar and it's good hot or cold.
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