This simple coconut milk recipe is a great resource for those interested in producing their own dairy alternative at home. With sweet additives like vanilla and dates that enrich the flavors contained in the beverage, it will surely have you opting out of your normal grocery store go-to.
In order to create this delicious vanilla coconut milk, one must acquire one whole coconut with the meat extracted and water reserved, vanilla bean seeds, four or five dates and a pinch of sea salt. Special tools required include a lidded container that the milk will be stored in after and some cheesecloth. In order for the best results, it is recommended that the coconut is kept at room temperature, while it should make about one cup of coconut water and one cup of coconut meat.