Hot Vanilla & Giveaway

vanilla milk w kalLike so many on the East coast, I’ve got some time on my hands because I can’t go anywhere. We’ve got~17 inches now, and it’s still coming down strong. I cannot say I’m a fan, but maybe if I were a panda I’d be having more fun.

In tastier news, it’s a perfect opportunity to share a “recipe” for Vanilla milk. My dear friend Carrie got the idea in my head, and it’s a great use for the Native Forest powdered coconut milk I got a few months ago.

So first, I’m in love with the powdered coconut milk. It’s the only one I could find that didn’t have dairy or rice or something else I couldn’t eat, and the company is good about GF and environmental concerns. I initially got it because I wanted to make dairy free white chocolate (and I did–subject of another post, though!!)

It’s barely a recipe, and it’s such a delight on cold days, because I keep my mix at both of my offices so I can always have some.

  • 3 TBSP powdered coconut milk
  • vanilla stevia OR pinch ground vanilla bean or vanilla extract
  • sweetener de jour–maple, honey, agave, sugar or just go with the stevia
  • A splash of a yummy liquor (optional–the picture above is with coffee liquor)
  • 8 oz hot water

Put the powdered coconut in a cup, and cover with an inch or two of hot water and stir thoroughly. Once it’s well incorporated, add the rest of the water and sweetener.

That’s it…too easy!

Because Amazon only sells the coconut milk 6 pouches at a time, I’m giving away one 5 oz pouch to someone who leaves a comment by Jan 27th at 9pm EST.

GIVEAWAY IS OVER! The winner is Kat (and no, my love of felines has nothing to do with it.)

And for those of you somewhere snowy, snuggle up & stay safe!

I am in no way contracted or monetarily connected with Native forest and this is not a paid post. This post does contain affiliate links with Amazon.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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25 Responses to Hot Vanilla & Giveaway

  1. Carolyn says:

    This recipe is definitely going to be in my “to be repeated” recipes.

  2. Michelle P says:

    Oh my, this sounds yummy! I stopped drinking store bought processed hot cocoa. This sounds way better!

  3. Michelle K. says:

    I would love to try this! Thank you posting about the dairy free coconut milk powder! I had looked previously and had not found one.

  4. Louise Triggs says:

    I, too, am snowed in – 22 inches & counting! Can hardly wait to try tbis!

  5. Had to share, Cheryl! Can’t wait to try it and the powdered coconut milk. 🙂


  6. Aili Galasyn says:

    I’ll bet the liquor in the hot coconut milk helps in your recipe creation! Seriously, this sounds yummy.

  7. Aili Galasyn says:

    This recipe sounds yummy! It would be welcome this cold, snowy New England evening.

  8. Erin R. says:

    Sounds yummy!

  9. Tracy P says:

    Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. I would love to try coconut powder!

  10. Dee Fedor says:

    I did not know powdered coconut milk was available! This sounds yummy!

  11. Kat says:

    It sounds so comforting and delicious. I would love to win some coconut milk powder that is both dairy and soy free.

  12. Jodi says:

    That sounds delish……I’d love to make some for my little one. I’m sure he’d love it…..:)

  13. Cindy padgett says:

    We have 30 inches of snow and I can’t have dairy or chocolate. This would be perfect!

  14. Ashley says:

    Thanks for the chance to try!

  15. Kim L says:

    This sounds so warm and yummy. Thanks for a chance to win and try this!

  16. Kit says:

    Sounds comforting on these cold winter days. Thanks!

  17. Cecelia Otto says:

    This looks awesome! Easy homemade dairy-free cocoa here I come!

  18. Jen says:

    Looks perfect for a cold snow day!

  19. Carolyn Kropp says:

    This looks so yummy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Corinne says:

    YUM! Could this even be better than hot chocolate???

  21. Steph says:

    This looked awesome! Great idea

  22. Rena Munster says:

    Looks like a yummy dairy free and even low-sugar hot drink option! Thanks for the idea!

  23. Barbara says:

    That sounds delicious! Now that I’m back in the US I have access to so many more products…this powdered coconut milk sounds ideal since cow’s milk is still a problem for me.

  24. Kat says:

    Thank you so very much! I sent you my mailing info in an email. We have lots of winter left so I am sure I will really enjoy using the powdered coconut milk!

  25. Jacquilene says:

    Just like coconut oil as a beauty benefit, coconut milk can benefit your hair in many ways. Thanks for sharing this quick recipe.,

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