When I was in China, one of my favorite beverages (other than lightly sweetened iced jasmine tea) was coconut milk. It came in a bottle, ready to drink, unlike canned coconut milk here which is extremely thick and nothing like the light drink I guzzled in TaiZhou. So for years, I’ve tried to find that drink… searching on Amazon.com, googling, and scouring the ethnic sections of grocery stores. Nothing.
So I started experimenting with the canned coconut milk, trying to dilute it into the right thickness. Nothing seemed to work.
Until… once I hit on the right thickness, I decided to try adding vanilla and sweetener. That was it!!! It tastes exactly like I remember!
Coconut Milk Drink Recipe
- 1 can coconut milk
- 2 cups water (or a little more than that)
- 1 Tbsp vanilla and some truvia to taste
- OR 1 Tbsp sugar-free vanilla syrup (like the kind you can get for coffee)
It’s so refreshing! Store in the fridge, and serve over ice.
Some separation might occur in the fridge, but that’s normal. Just stir it before you pour.