Check out this tutorial on how to make coconut milk with fresh coconuts or dried coconut flakes. It’s so easy and way cheaper than buying store-bought coconut milk.>
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Check out these tutorials on how to make coconut milk. I show how to use fresh coconuts or dried shredded coconut. It’s so simple, economical and absolutely delicious.>
Coconut milk is delicious in smoothies, curries and even non-dairy coconut whipped cream with berries. But you don’t have to reach for the canned stuff to enjoy it. You can easily make your own.>
I’ll show you two different ways to do it – with fresh coconuts or with dried coconut flakes (the super simple way).>
You can also keep the coconut pulp and make homemade coconut flour with this recipe to use for cooking and baking. I’ve got 100+ coconut flour recipes – for ideas on how to use coconut flour for breakfast, breads, muffins, cookies, cakes, main meals, and savory side dishes.>
Ways to Use Coconut Milk
- Add to smoothies
- Pour over granola or other cereals such as porridge
- Use to make chia pudding
- Use for baking with
- perfect for dunking cookies
- Use in savory dishes such as curries
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How to Make Coconut Milk 2 Ways
- Nut milk bag
For Making Coconut Milk With Dried Coconut
- 2 cups coconut flakes unsweetened
- 4 cups filtered water boiled
For Making Coconut Milk With Fresh Coconut
- 2-3 fresh young coconuts
- filtered water, boiled
How To Make Coconut Milk Using Dried Coconut
- In a Vitamix, combine the shredded coconut and boiled water.
- Blend for about 5 minutes.
- Pour mixture through a sieve or nut milk bag to separate liquid from coconut pieces.
- Store coconut milk in the refrigerator to use as needed.
How To Make Coconut Milk with Fresh Coconuts
- Either drill holes in the eyes of the coconut or use a knife to poke a hole in the eyes of the coconut. Drain the coconut water and set aside.
- Take one coconut and find the seam that goes around it. Cover with a kitchen towel and hold still. Split the coconut open along the seam using a hammer. Keep turning the coconut while hitting it with a hammer along the seam until you go all the way around the coconut.
- Once the coconut is open, scoop out the coconut meat and set aside. Repeat for all coconuts.
- Rinse the coconut meat to remove all the brown outer pieces. In a blender, combine the coconut meat and coconut water. The coconut water volume can vary, so add boiled, filtered water to the blender as needed. I find a ratio of about 1 cup of coconut meat to 2 cups of coconut water or filtered water works best.
- Blend coconut meat and water for about 2-3 minutes. Pour mixture through a sieve or nut milk bag to separate liquid from coconut pieces. Store coconut milk in the refrigerator to use as needed.
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