If you need an AIP coconut milk substitute, this alternative works well in many situations. This banana milk takes a minute to make and tastes great! (Also Paleo and Whole30)

AIP coconut milk substitute banana milk in a glass

Few AIP Milk Options

There really aren't a ton of options for milk on the AIP Diet.

The nut and seed milks that you can have on Paleo are out, so it pretty much leaves coconut milk and tigernut milk.

But if you're sensitive to coconut milk – or don't want more coconut (let's face it, there's a LOT of coconut products on AIP), then that usually leaves tigernut milk.

But that takes a long time to make, or at least forethought since you have to soak the tigernuts for at least 24 hours prior to making the milk.

And some people are sensitive to tigernuts or just can't get their hands on some.

Banana Milk

Enter banana milk.

This is a coconut-free, tigernut-free AIP milk substitute that only requires 2 ingredients – a banana and some water – and can be blended up in less than a minute.

And yes, you can use a food processor if you don't have a blender.

Uses for Banana Milk

It really works well in many instances, but mainly sweeter ones rather than savory.

Like it's PERFECT over my “Chocolate” Tigernut AIP Granola.

AIP coconut milk substitute banana milk over tigernut granola

Or in the AIP Spiced Carrot Breakfast Porridge

Or instead of the coconut milk in the AIP Pumpkin Pie Coconut Parfait

And it would also be great in a “latte” sort of beverage – check out these AIP Coffee Alternatives.

But you might not want to use it in a soup where coconut milk is a main feature, like the AIP Thai Chicken Soup for instance – it would taste too banana-y. In that case – use coconut milk if you can (see here how to make homemade coconut milk in minutes)


Banana milk is pretty sweet on its own, but if you're going to just drink it straight you may want to add a slight amount of sweetener, like 1 date or 1 tsp of maple syrup before blending.

A pinch of cinnamon would also be delicious as well.

I hope you enjoy this fun AIP coconut milk substitute!!

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Banana Milk Recipe

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banana milk in a cup

Banana Milk

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Yield: 12 cups 1x
  • Category: Basics, Drinks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Whole30


If you need an AIP coconut milk substitute, this alternative works well in many situations. This banana milk takes a minute to make and tastes great! (Also Paleo and Whole30)



  • 1 Banana
  • 12 cups Water
  • Optional: 1 date or 1 tsp Maple Syrup to sweeten (skip if Whole30)
  • Optional: pinch Cinnamon


Simply blend the banana with the desired amount of water and any desired flavor elements. 1 cup of water will make a creamy, very banana-tasting drink, 2 cups will be a little less creamy and banana-y.


Keywords: aip, aip diet, dairy-free, coconut-free, milk alternative, milk substitute, paleo, whole30

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