Coconut milk vs regular milk
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Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 07:57:09 MDT Print View

Okay all you nutrition types out there (in here?), is there a reason I wouldn't want to substitute coconut milk for regular milk? I've always wanted to find a substitute, but find almond/hemp milk just too plain watery, and soy/rice milk too unpleasant taste wise. I haven't had coconut milk, but I do like the taste of coconut meat. Don't know anything about coconut milk, really.

So is it a lot higher in calories/fat? How's the taste (I'm gonna pick up a container and find that out for myself as well). Is it as watery as almond/hemp milk? Any reason I shouldn't just start using it instead of regular milk?

Thanks for any insights.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: .
Re: Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 08:03:14 MDT Print View

I mostly drink a mix of almond and coconut milks these days. The consistency of both varies some by brand (some are watery while others are creamy). Both are lower calorie than cow milk but also contain a lot less protein and sugar. Fat is about the same with the coconut versus 2% milk but it's a healthy sat fat.

Edited by simplespirit on 05/22/2011 08:03:41 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 09:38:24 MDT Print View

Are you talking about at home drinking?


Have you had Silk brand of Almond? Oh wow. I am addicted to it!! It is not think unlike the others :-)

Anyhow the coconut is good - Silk's is good, as is So Delicious.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 10:59:02 MDT Print View

"Are you talking about at home drinking?"

Yeah, just replacing cow's milk altogether.

Thanks for the insights Chris and Sarah, I'll give them a try!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 13:52:15 MDT Print View

I'd also add that the refrigerated brands are always better tasting than the shelf stable stuff :-)

>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: Coconut milk vs regular milk on 05/22/2011 15:29:23 MDT Print View

I'm a fan of Vanilla Silk Coconut http://www.silkpurecoconut.com/