But I NEED something white and creamy for my smoothies and recipes!!!
Oh, hello coconut milk. I didn't see you there. You're so chill and easy going. I bet it was that island life you lived, wasn't it? You just slid right into my life when I needed you most and said "Ya mon, I heah for ya."
Have you ever tried coconut milk? It's darn good. But the price tag can get a bit sticky for us frugal folk. But, never fear, I'm here to show you the ways of my alter ego "Thrifty Cent". Here's my super easy peasy version for the busy mama or the just plain lazy.
First, go to Trader Joes. Almost all of their cans are BPA free, and you will pay at least 1/3rd of what you would anywhere else. There you will find these most magnificent cans of light coconut milk for 99 cents. Yep, that's less than a buck, guys!
|Under a buck at Traders, y'all!|
Second, open up that bad boy and dump into a quart jar and add one can full of water to it. (Or go crazy and do twice the milk in a half gallon mason jar, like I do).
|I prefer a wide mouth jar.|
|Vanilla & sea salt is always a good choice!!!|
Fourth, shake, chill & enjoy.
Last, say thank you for just saving you a few bucks on coconut milk.
Someday I'll show you how to make it from scratch using the dried stuff!
Love & coconuts!