Some weeks ago I was traveling with the train to France, and I had to transfer in Brussels (Belgium). I always get very crazy about being on time, especially when traveling with public transport. So naturally I was there one hour to early, and had a lot of time to spare. I started exploring the train station and its food options, and ended up in a big supermarket. I love checking out the supermarkets in different countries, just to see all the interesting and different products that we don’t see everyday.
I found a coconut drink that we can’t find in Denmark, but apparently exists in Germany, Belgium and the UK, and after some wild fantasies of moving to one of these countries, (just for that drink) I thought of a very similar drink Julia and me made last spring. The reason why I liked this coconut drink so much was because it wasn’t the really fatty coconut milk you can get in cans, or the coconut water. It's something in between that is perfect for drinking. This is also the reason Julia and me were making it so much. I remember taking a bottle to uni almost every day, so I don’t know why this isn’t on the blog yet. It is about time! This recipe is for a vanilla coconut milk that both of us really like, but you can experiment with a lot of different flavours (hello coconut iced latte!). It best to keep it in the fridge, but don’t store it too long!
Vanilla coconut milk
For 700 ml
½ cup Shredded coconut
1 ½ cup Hot water
½ tsp Vanilla powder
1 tsp Coconut syrup (You can substitute this with maple or honey)
A pinch of sea salt
You need a sieve or a kitchen cloth and a blender for this recipe
Place the shredded coconut and the hot water in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Sieve the mixture and place the liquid back into the blender. Add the other ingredients and blend. Let the coconut milk cool down before drinking.
Tip: You can use the leftover shredded coconut to make coconut flour. All you have to do is collect it, dry it for a few hours in the oven on its lowest temperature and blend it until very fine.