6 x 1 Litre Organic Coconut Milk
This product will be back in stock 6th October and we apologise for any inconvenience. The delay is due to covid-19 and stockpiling and issues in getting stock from our warehouse. In the meantime these Tesco stores should have stock (please call them first to make sure if making a special trip).
PLEASE NOTE: We're not fans of plastic and avoid it where we can but to ship this, the courier insists we pack the case in a plastic bag, in case it's accidentally damaged in transit. This could affect not only other items in your order but also other parcels with the courier. We appreciate that this is not ideal and thank you for your understanding.
Our organic Coconut Milk is a velvety, smooth drink. Being 99.9% coconut is what makes it different to other milk alternatives, which are made of regular water and fillers.
- Unsweetened, keeping it as natural as can be
- Ethical Consumer magazine’s UK #1 ‘Best Buy’ for Soya & Non-Dairy Milk
- A plant-based replacement for dairy milk
- Vegan and Vegetarian approved making it suitable for those avoiding dairy
- No carrageenan
- Not suitable for freezing
- Monkeys are not used to pick the coconuts for this coconut milk drink
How to use
Use as a plant-based alternative to dairy milk. Our Coconut Milk is great to:
- Drink as it comes
- Froth in your coffee
- Use in drinks such as our Drinking Chocolate and Turmeric Latte Mix
- Mix with porridge
- Pour over cereal
- Use as a base for sauces and soups
- Use as a staple in smoothies
- Add to curries for a lighter version of coconut milk
What do I Taste Like?
As you’d imagine, our Coconut Milk has a subtle coconut flavour with a rich, velvety, smooth texture.
Where am I From?
Like our other coconut products, our Coconut Milk is from the Philippines. The palms grow in an agroforestry environment which supports nature, and organic farming methods are observed.
Why Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is at the foundation of all that we do at Lucy Bee, to help make a difference to the lives of those who grow, harvest and produce our products.
The Fair Trade premiums from our Coconut Milk ensure:
- No exploitation of workers
- Funds to support education
- Funds for a feeding progamme for undernourished children
- Projects such as coconut planting initiatives
- No monkeys are used to pick the coconuts used to make this milk
Our Coconut Milk is packed in a Tetra prisma carton which is recyclable. During recycling the carton is mixed with water and shred in a large blender to separate the materials (pulp, polymers and aluminium)
- The paper pulp is dried and pressed into high quality fibre which is used for cartons, boxes, paper bags etc
- Polymers/shredded plastic is melted, then cooled into pellets to be reused, such as used for wheelie bins
- Polymers and aluminium are combined and pressed into lumbers which is used for garden furniture, desks, chairs etc.
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The cartons are packed in recyclable card SRPs.
Are Tetra Paks biodegradable?
Tetra advise, “On average, Tetra Pak packages are made of 75% paper board and 21% polymers and 4% aluminium. Each material has its own function and purpose to protect the liquid food inside.
“Tetra Pak packages, which are primarily made of paper board which comes from a renewable resource, is biodegradable. However, other materials in Tetra Pak packages are not biodegradable, due to food protection and recycling reasons.”
So, the paper board element is biodegradable, whereas the remaining materials are not biodegradable, only recyclable as per the above.
1. How long will coconut milk keep in a fridge?
Unopened, our Coconut Milk will keep until the Best Before Date. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within 3 days. Our Coconut Milk is best served chilled.
2. What does coconut milk taste like?
Our Coconut Milk has a delicious coconutty taste.
3. Can coconut milk be frozen?
Our Coconut Milk is NOT suitable for freezing.
Our manufacturer advises that if frozen the coconut water and fat content of the product may separate, with some creaming effect. This is a natural phenomenon or occurrence on this storage condition, it is still safe for consumption but it may just affect the appearance of the product.
4. Is this the same as coconut milk from a tin?
No, it is not. Tinned coconut milk is usually a 50/50 split of regular water and coconut (sometimes coconut extract), and usually includes emulsifiers and stabilisers. Tinned coconut milk is generally used in cooking, such as curries etc.
Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is 90.5% coconut water, 9.4% coconut cream, with 0.1% xanthan gum (to stop it from separating). It is more of a milk that you drink, add to smoothies, porridge, cereals and use in baking and sauces. It is still good to use in cooking and is a lighter version ie. with less fat.
The difference is that you usually wouldn’t drink a tin of coconut milk, whereas ours is intended to be enjoyed as a drink alternative, as well as cooking.
5. Is coconut milk better for you than ordinary milk?
It depends on what you are looking for in a milk. Coconut milk isn’t per say better than milk, however it is beneficial for those who may be lactose intolerant, or do not consume dairy products, for various reasons, such as vegans.
It is lower in carbohydrates and sugars in comparison to milk.
6. Is coconut milk bad for you?
Our Coconut Milk drink is not bad for you to drink. It can be consumed as part of a healthy balanced diet and is a plant-based alternative to milk.
6. What are the benefits of coconut milk?
Lucy Bee Coconut Milk drink is a source of protein with 17.78% of its energy source coming from protein:
- Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass
- Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass
- Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
Our Coconut Milk contains no added sugar or sweeteners and is low in naturally occurring sugars
It is a plant-based alternative to animal milks and has a better taste and texture than lots of plant-based milks, which are mainly just water and are also bulked out with fillers. Whereas Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is just coconut water (90.5%), creamed coconut (9.4%) and a smidge of xanthan gum (0.1%).
7. Is coconut milk or almond milk better for you?
It depends what you’re looking for. If you can’t have nut milks due to allergies, then this coconut milk drink is a suitable alternative as there are no nuts in it.
It’s also worth looking at what your almond milk is made up of. Is it just almonds and water, or are there other things added into it?
8. Is coconut milk a saturated fat?
Per 100ml, Lucy Bee Coconut Milk contains 2.1g of saturated fat which is a little bit less than full fat milk. Full fat milk usually has a range of 2.4g-2.6g of saturated fat per 100ml.
Lucy Bee Coconut Milk is lower in carbohydrates than many nut-based milks, which use rice for fillers. Our Coconut Milk has a creamy texture, with no added sugars or fillers.
9. How many coconuts are in each 1 litre carton of you Coconut Milk?
Each 1 litre carton is made from approximately 3 coconuts.
10. The coconut water used in your Coconut Milk, is this from young or mature coconuts?
The coconut water used in our Coconut Milk is from the fully ripened coconut. The water from the fully ripened coconut is loaded with more electrolytes and less fructose, than young coconuts
Harvesting coconuts prematurely is not a sustainable model - it is a waste because the white coconut meat is not developed and can’t be used.
The coconuts used for Lucy Bee Coconut Milk are Malayan Tall coconuts.
11. Can you use Lucy Bee Coconut Milk to make yoghurt?
We have used our Coconut Milk to make yoghurt – it was runnier/thinner and needed to add more fat to get the thicker consistency that you often associate with yoghurt, so we added 2-3 tablespoons of our Creamed Coconut to it. Once made, we found that there was some liquid left on the top which was fine when using this in a smoothie but if you want to eat it as a dessert then you may need to drain off some liquid.
Organic Coconut Water (90.5%), Organic Coconut Cream (9.4%), Xanthan Gum (0.1%)
Typical values per 100g
Energy kj 151
of which saturates 2.1g
of which sugars 1.8g