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Jan in CA 08-04-2012 01:50 AM

Coconut milk?
Anyone else doing low carb and drinking coconut milk? I just figured out the yummiest way to drink unsweetened coconut milk! It's a coconutty, chocolate flavor! It's about 4 net and 8 total carbs.*

8 oz *unsweetened coconut milk (in a carton in the refrigerated section)*
2 T of unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 packets of Splenda to taste

Mix with frother

You can stir it with a spoon, but it's harder to mix.

Sewing Angel 08-04-2012 09:12 AM

We've been using coconut milk for a while. I use it in most of the baking I do and for cereal. I like it a lot. Your idea sounds good. I usually use stevia as my sweetener, so I might try that. I want to make "ice cream" with coconut milk, but haven't gotten to that yet.

Jan in CA 08-04-2012 01:11 PM

I don't like stevia so I stick to splenda, but any sweetener would be work. I tried drinking it plain and it was okay, but I wouldn't really drink it that way.

I don't eat cereal, or any grains really, other than the occasional treat of a bowl of oatmeal which I don't put any sort of milk in.

Ice cream sounds good!

suzeeq 08-04-2012 04:06 PM

I get the kind of coconut milk in a carton that's found with the soy, rice and almond milks. I don't like soy and have been using rice and sometimes almond, but like the coconut better, it's a little creamier. You can get it plain or vanilla and has half as much sugar as the rice milk.

Jan in CA 08-04-2012 05:38 PM

Good to know, Sue! I got mine at Sprouts, but maybe the grocery has it there, too. They didn't have the refrigerated type.

suzeeq 08-04-2012 05:42 PM

There are refrigerated ones, too, I get it from the shelf. So Delicious is the brand name, it's about $2 a quart. They also have frozen 'ice cream' and yogurt and even a coffee creamer.

Sewing Angel 08-04-2012 06:51 PM

I like the So Delicious the best. I tried the Silk brand and it tasted extremely like coconut. I ended up making a coconut cream pie with it and that was great. For everyday use it was too much flavor. I have found the So brand at natural grocery stores and the silk brand at Wal Mart and Smiths.

Jan in CA 08-04-2012 07:01 PM

I got some of the unsweetened creamer (So Delicious) and it's not sweet enough for me. I'll try the vanilla one, too. I'll also have to try the coconut milk..I bought the Sprouts brand. Sometimes brands do taste different as I found out when I was drinking soy milk.

My store (that I usually shop in) didn't seem to have coconut milk, but then they often don't have what I'm looking for. We go there because DH does the cooking and he likes the store. :lol:

I saw online that So Delicious had the aseptic coconut milk. That's what I thought you were talking about, Sue. Those don't need to be refrigerated till open.

suzeeq 08-04-2012 08:24 PM

Yes, I get the ones in the box that are on the shelf and you refrigerate after you open them. They do have the chilled ones in the dairy case too, but cost more than the shelf stable package.

Jan in CA 08-04-2012 10:16 PM

Ohhhh I see. If I like the So Delicious brand it would probably still save money over the Sprouts brand. I'll have to try the local grocery. They have more than the one my DH likes. Thanks for the info!

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