Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Drink Recipe of the Day: Coconut Milk

coconut milk
Coconut Milk
Coconuts grow on trees that are members of the palm family. These trees are found growing in abundance in Malaysia, Polynesia, and Southeast Asia and were named after the Spanish word for 'grinning face' because the Spanish explorers thought the three little knobs on the bottom of the coconut resembled a smiling monkey. Many believe that the coconut is a nut, this is untrue, the coconut is actually classified as a member of the fruit family (it is a one-seeded drupe) and has been used for centuries by the native peoples in those areas for many different aspects of life. In fact, the fruit is so useful that in traditional sanskrit, the coconut palm is called the 'Kalpa Vriksha' - 'tree which gives all that is necessary for living'. The water, milk, flesh, sugar, and oil are all useful parts of the coconut but even the husks and leaves are useful as materials in decorations and furnishings. From a health standpoint, coconuts are highly nutritious and are rich in vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and is lactose free so it is a perfectly usable milk substitute by those who suffer from Lactose Intolerance. Today we will learn how to make a delicious Coconut Milk using the Vitamix Professional Series 700 Blender (Available HERE at JL Hufford)

Used In This Recipe:



Coconut Milk

Ingredients:

-2 cups of water (can use the water from the coconut if desired)
-1 cup freshly shredded coconut (CLICK HERE to see a good tutorial on how to prepare coconut)

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients listed into the Vitamix container in order listed and secure the lid. 
  2. Starting on the lowest setting, turn the blender on and slowly increase the speed to high.
  3. Blend for 3 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Chill or Serve immediately. 
Tip - you may find that straining the milk through a fine mesh sieve or filtration bag makes the milk smoother and more to your liking.

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