coconut beverage

Coconut Cardamom Cinnamon Refresher

Coconut Cardamom Cinnamon Refresher
Coconut Cardamom Cinnamon Refresher
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes + steeping time

  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/2 stick cinnamon

Crack open the cardamom pods and remove the seeds. Discard the pods.

In a small saucepan combine all ingredients, including cardamom seeds, and bring to a boil then immediately remove from heat and allow to steep for 30 minutes.

Halfway fill serving glass with ice and then strain contents of saucepan through a mesh sieve into prepared glass cup.

Discard cinnamon stick and cardamom pods.

Add a fresh stick of cinnamon to glass and enjoy. Recipe can be multiplied to serve more than one.

Note: In cooler weather, after steeping time is complete, reheat the milk and then strain into a mug and enjoy warm!

Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Fresh Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry Coconut Italian Cream Soda

Fresh Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry Coconut Italian Cream Soda
Fresh Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry Coconut Italian Cream Soda
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

  • 8 tablespoons fresh strawberries, (approximately 10 strawberries)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 6 tablespoons fresh coconut milk*
  • whipped cream and sliced strawberry, topping

Remove stems from about 10 strawberries, rinse and then mash, using a fork, until the pieces are very small. Alternately you could use a food processor. Add the honey to the fresh mashed berries and mix well.

In 12-18 ounce glasses, add ice halfway in each and then spoon half of the strawberry juice/fruit into each glass.

Next, pour 1/2 a cup of sparkling water into each glass.

Now, add 3 tablespoons of fresh coconut milk to each glass and top with whipped cream and garnish with sliced strawberries.

You can sip through each layer of the drink or stir before enjoying. Serve with a straw and a long spoon, to enjoy the fresh fruit on the bottom.

Fresh Homemade Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Creamy Turmeric Lemonade

Creamy Turmeric Lemonade
Creamy Turmeric Lemonade
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Servings: Two 8 ounce glasses
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth, adding more ice if needed until a creamy slush consistency is reached.

Serve with a fresh lemon slice.

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Coconut Cherry Banana Smoothie

Coconut Cherry Banana Smoothie
Coconut Cherry Banana Smoothie
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 3 cups coconut milk*
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 4 cups frozen cherries
  • 2 bananas
  • 6 dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, optional

Blend coconut milk and spinach until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

Serve cold.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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They are a great addition to recipes and baking, or just for snacks! Note: The Shredded Coconut is a very small cut, suitable for baking, such as making macaroons. The Coconut Flakes are a larger shredded coconut cut, perfect for garnishing or toppings, such as the top of a coconut cream pie. The Coconut Chips are a much larger cut that can be used as a snack food. You can mix them with nuts and dried fruit, for example.

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Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas

Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas
Homemade Coco Lopez for Pina Coladas
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Servings: 6-8
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Coco Lopez

Pina Colada for 2

  • 4 ounces Coco Lopez
  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 3 ounces rum
  • 2 cups ice

Coco Lopez

First, make a simple syrup: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium sauce pan over medium to med-high heat. Stay with mixture and stir as it only takes about 3-5 minutes to become a simple syrup.

Add Coconut Cream Concentrate. Continue to stir, bring back to a slow boil and then reduce heat to low.

Cook for an additional 1-3 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat.

Add coconut oil. Stir until well incorporated. Allow to cool.

Store prepared Coco Lopez in a 1 pint mason jar.

Pina Colada

Blend all ingredients, except ice, together in blender until smooth.

Add ice and blend until desired consistency.

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Minty Cocoa

Minty Cocoa
Minty Cocoa
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Servings: 2
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Heat and whisk milk and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining ingredients.

Homemade Fresh Coconut Milk:

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Serve with natural marshmallows.

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Home Made Coconut Cashew Milk

Home_Made_Coconut_Cashew_Milk
Home Made Coconut Cashew Milk
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Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator, or warm up on the stove then pour desired amount in your favorite cup or glass to enjoy.

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