Monday, July 15, 2013

The Other Milk

I have always loved coconuts... the soft texture and taste of it makes me dream of vacations spent on a hammock enjoying the sunset. You can certainly imagine the proliferation in its use and the added benefits make me even happier to consume it.

On a trip to Los Angeles I discovered ice cream made with coconut milk, which believe it or not, I had never tried and loved it. The rich creamy texture and the subtle coconut taste appealed extremely to my sweet tooth.

It has a high content of a type saturated fat but the good news is that it's stored in the body as a source of energy {so you better go out and burn it!}. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and zinc. It has also high contents of Vitamins E and C which help on promoting a beautiful looking hair and skin.

Use it for a variety of beauty treatments like hair conditioner, soaking bath or as a spray for sunburns. For convenience you can buy it canned but you can also make it at home using shredded coconut, water and a little patience {Recipe}. I recommend using it in moderation but most certainly I recommend that you enjoy it!

Have a lovely day!


  1. This post was awesome! I didn't know all of the benefits of coconut. I use a lot of beauty products with coconut in it. I don't like to eat it, but I do like it mixed in drinks. HaHaHa I learned so much from this. Thank you!

  2. Did you try Luna and Larry's? We absolutely love it–who could resist coconut milk ice cream?!

  3. I am ADDICTED to coconut milk and coconut oil. It's the miracle food for me. Yummy and sooo healthy! Great post, girl!

  4. Oh wow I have heard of coconut water but not coconut ice cream! This sounds amazing. When I attended the shoots at work it seemed coconut milk was all the rage everyone was drinking it!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  5. I'm not supposed to eat coconut but I do love to use coconut oil in the body scrubs I make. It works so well!

  6. I use coconut oil and pretty much everything. My skin, my hair, even my leather goods around the barn - it does wonders!