MAKES one 16-ounce (475-ml) serving

PREP TIME: 1 minute

COOK TIME: —

I wish I could say that I developed this recipe after careful attention and planning, but it wasn’t like that. We were long overdue for a grocery run, so we were out of everything, including drinking water. That’s when I found some carbonated water at the bottom of the pantry and some coconut milk in the freezer. Out of desperation, I defrosted the coconut milk, then combined it with the carbonated water. There’s really nothing much else to it, other than to say that the flavor of this fizz is similar to a milkshake sans the blast of sugar and sugar high afterward.

⅓ cup (80 ml) full-fat coconut milk

2 or 3 drops liquid stevia (optional)

12 ounces (355 ml) sparkling water, chilled

Place the coconut milk in a tall 16-ounce (475-ml) or larger glass. Add the stevia, if using, and stir until combined. Pour in the sparkling water. Best enjoyed immediately.

Per serving:

calories: 116 | calories from fat: 108 | total fat: 12 g | saturated fat: 10 g | cholesterol: 0 mg

sodium: 25 mg | carbs: 1 g | dietary fiber: 0g | net carbs: 1 g | sugars: 1 g | protein: 1 g

FAT : 93%
CARBS : 3%
PROTEIN : 4%