Yup, you read that right. It’s time to make coconut almond milk! Much like my very favorite Coconut Walnut Milk, this milk is also made with coconut water, but with the addition of actual coconut meat as well. The result is a creamy, delicious milk that is PERFECT for coffee creamer or delicious smoothies. You may not even use it for that though, as it is so delicious to drink on its own, using it as a smoothie milk or coffee creamer is almost doing it a disservice. In fact, I’m drinking the milk right now as I type this blog post.
You can find fresh coconuts at most local stores, and of course the only other ingredient you need (besides water) is almonds, something you can also easily find in most stores.
So without further ado…let us begin!
You will need:
- 1 large fresh coconut
- 1 cup soaked almonds (soak them overnight, or for about 8 hours)
- 2 cups water
Poke holes into the coconut and drain out the water. This should be about 1.5 to 2 cups. You will use this coconut water for the milk.
Next, crack open the coconut and scoop out the meat. You will only use about 1 cup of the coconut meat, as too much will make the milk too thick.
Once the meat is scooped out, add it to the blender, along with the coconut water, almonds and regular water. Blend on high for about a minute, then on low so you can be sure everything is fully mixed.
You have the choice now to filter out the coconut and nut pulp, or leave it in. Normally I leave it in and just drink it, but today I thought of a delicious recipe using the coconut/almond pulp, so I decided to filter the milk and save the pulp for a future recipe.
Once filter out the pulp, you are left with this glorious, creamy, delicious tasting milk. You can drink on its own or save for your coffee creamer or smoothies.