Coconut Milk Steamer

Spring is quickly approaching and recipes for warm, comforting foods will soon be replaced with those for fresh, light foods. Here in Michigan we’re still trapped in our ‘warm one day, cold the next’ cycle and I still enjoy a nice drink that helps warm a person through to the bones.

This last winter, one of my favorite drinks was that made with coconut milk. Rich and already slightly sweet, it seems indulgent before you add any sweetener.

coconut milk steamer

I also decided to kick the nutrition up a notch and add an egg yolk or two for protein as well as hormone healthy vitamins.

This is now one of may favorite warm drinks to make on cool rainy days or in the middle of a cold winter. If I’m able to grab a good book and get a few moments of quiet it’s even better! As an added benefit, it has helped replace a creamy cup of coffee, so it’s a one-two punch of positive benefits for me!

Coconut Milk Steamer {recipe}
Recipe type: Beverages
  • 12 ounces coconut milk
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 pastured egg yolks*
  1. Warm milk on stove until about 125 degrees (until steaming). If you buy canned whole coconut milk, diluted with water in a 1:1 ratio.
  2. In order to add in the egg yolks, beat them lightly in a bowl first. While stirring the yolks, add in ¼ cup of the steamer slowly into the yolks. Once incorporated and warmed through, pour the contents of the bowl slowly into the pan while stirring.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla and pour into your favorite mug.
  4. You can also turn this into hot cocoa by adding in 2 tsp of cocoa powder.
*I recommend only using eggs that you know exactly where they came from – not store-bought eggs.


*For more amazing drink recipes, follow our whole foods board on Pinterest!


Donielle Baker

Donielle Baker

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Donielle believes women can learn how to heal their bodies & balance their hormones through natural methods. An advocate for natural health, she has a passion for nourishing/real food nutrition and natural living. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility.
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  1. says

    We have a hot carob drink that we make here for the same reason — when it’s cold and we’d like a healthy warm-up treat.

    I regularly give my littlest one coconut milk w/ stevia in it so I will have to add vanilla to it next time and warm it up. Great idea! Thanks, Donielle!

  2. says

    Oooh, I love this protein-rich hot drink! Eggs from my friends’ chickens would make this amazing with or without cocoa powder. I bet mine would end up yellowish though. Their chickens’ egg yolks are the brightest yellow-orange I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for this one, Donielle!


  3. says

    Okay, so I was just telling my husband YESTERDAY that I was craving a steamer (I’m allergic to dairy, so I was lamenting not being able to drink steamers anymore..). I’m so excited to try this!! Thanks so much!

  4. Sarah says

    Yum! This will be fantastic for this fall/winter for me & the kiddos. We’re now on GAPS so I’ll have to switch the maple syrup to honey, but it sounds so good :-)