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Powdered Coconut Milk - With No Milk Or Potato

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I'm looking for powdered coconut milk as a substitute for regular powdered milk, both in recipes and to reconstitute to pour over cereal (for travel).

Vance is out as I'm allergic to potato (darn!)

I've looked a bit on an internet search but the ones I've seen there has some kind of milk product added, casein or even powdered cow's milk. I haven't yet looked in an Asian market.

Has anyone discovered a source for powdered coconut milk without casein or potato?

Thanks for your help.

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I cook with this a lot. I am also CF and my sig. other is from Sri Lanka, where many dishes are coconut-based. I have a bunch of recipes that use it on my blog (linked to my profile here). Mostly they are shrimp and chicken dishes because he will not eat pork or beef (he is Buddhist.)

Oh yeah-- the kind we get is from Thailand and it comes in a big box that contains many small, individual packets. The brand is chao thai. It is safe.

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Chao Thai also contains sodium caseinate, so it is NOT casein free.

But, I also have yet to find a coconut milk powder that doesn't have this ingredient. What I've found, however, is that even if you're casein intolerant, you may be able to tolerate it in the tiny amounts that are in an ingredient found in small amounts. Casein intolerance (except in very rare cases, known as cow-milk-sensitive enteropathy) is not like gluten intolerance/celiac disease in the risk of damage to the intestines, so, for some, there is a tolerance level of casein that is ok. No, I'm not saying this is for everyone, and other than trying it, I know of know way of "pre-determining" if it's ok. For me, it is.

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Yep-- you are right! I looked up the last ingredient (sodium caseinate) and discovered it is milk-derived. And here I thought it was just a preservative chemical. Wow. Sorry (I plead chemical ignorance!) Well, at least the concentration is really low.

Tiffany, I suspect you are right about the trace amount thing-- as far as I know, I have never gotten zapped by this product. Interesting. Thanks for the post!

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I thank you for your quick replies.

I have a sensitivity to casein, but can tolerate small amounts (such as occasional cheese once a month or so). I would think the tiny amount per serving would not cause a reaction for me.

I wanted it mostly for a two-week trip out of the country and wanted to be able to eat cereal in the hotel room for breakfast. So probably this will be fine. My reaction to casein is itchy skin, and it takes several days of ingesting casein to develop, so it would be an okay risk.

Lisa, your experience with the chao thai product is just what I wanted. If you can tolerate it, most likely I can. And it's good to have confirmation about it being gluten safe. That's the most important thing for me.

Thanks again

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