Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Review: Coconut Milk

I'm almost always willing to try something new. A new restaurant. A new hair product. A new grocery item.

Unlike my husband, I look forward to something different. Unique. Out of the norm.

Sometimes it benefits me, sometimes it does not.

This case fits into the latter category.

I bought a half-gallon of So Delicious Coconut Milk, as I've been curious about the new non-dairy milk craze. It was this or almond milk to choose from. Let's just say that coconut milk tastes absolutely nothing like coconuts. Or milk.

It was thin. Had a horrible after-taste. And even with a mound of Nesquik on top, it couldn't be saved.

Bottom line: If I'm stranded on an island and the only source of nutrients comes from coconut trees, sure I'll stomach the milk. But, that's about the only way you'll get me to drink this stuff again.


  1. OK, you have to get the legit coconut milk in the can from the asian section of the grocery store. AND NOT THE LOWFAT KIND! Before you open the can, shake it up very well because the fat and liquid separate. I pour it into a plastic container that seals well after I open the can just to keep in the fridge. Before I use it, I'll put it in the freezer for a bit so it thickens up even more. It's yummy in coffee or espresso this way. If you leave it in the freezer even longer until it becomes slushy, then it's a yummy ice-cream like treat. Just don't consume too much coconut milk at's nature's version of ex-lax. Coconut milk and almond milk (unsweetened) are both really good for you and don't have the after-effects that a lot of people have towards dairy and don't have the dangers associated with too much soy. I hated coconut milk at first too and some people at the gym gave me the pointers about making sure it's mixed well and very cold. Give it a try again. :-)

  2. Haha! I'm not sure I want to waste the $ again. And you want me to try it again after telling me its nature's ex-lax?! You're crazy! :)

  3. It's healthy to keep things movin! :-)