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Using Coconut as an Alternative to Dairy

Many of my patients learn that they are sensitive to or allergic to dairy products.  Although this can at first seem overwhelming, I’m hoping that the information in this article will help ease the transition and help them realize that being dairy-free can be tasty and nutritious!

Retail products

Here are some options one is likely to find at a natural food store.  They are convenient but have fillers in them that some might find hard to digest.  I’m a big fan of homemade so most of this post is about making your own dairy-free food. 

So Delicious Coconut Milk

So Delicious Coconut Yogurt

So Delicious Coconut Ice Cream

Silk

To make your own coconut milk:

Mama Natural (video)

Cheeseslave

The Paleo Mom

The Primal Home

Nourished Kitchen

Coconut Milk Kefir:  I recommend making coconut milk kefir over coconut milk yogurt for several reasons:  it’s easier and has many more varieties of beneficial organisms (probiotics), yet it’s equally versatile.

Cultures for Health

Mark’s Daily Apple

Passionate Homemaking

Divine Health

Just Making Noise

Chris Kresser

Healthy Home Economist (video)

Cultures for Health

Cooking Traditional Foods

GNOWFGLINS

Living Without

Small Footprint Family

The Paleo Mom

Coconut Milk Ice Cream Recipes

The Nourishing Gourmet Chocolate

Cheeseslave Chocolate

Vanilla

I had originally included recipes to make your own coconut milk yogurt but I haven’t tried it myself (whereas I have tried making coconut milk, coconut milk kefir and coconut milk ice cream) and it seems really labor intensive.

I’ve included many options but these links are just a smattering of what you can find online.  Let me know if you have questions.  Have fun exploring the world of being dairy-free.