Are you ready to learn how to make your very own delicious homemade Coconut Milk that is free from preservatives? It will taste so much better than store bought and of course it will be way healthier, not to mention cheaper too! So, let’s get started. Learning how to make your own homemade coconut milk is really simple. And with only 2 ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be easier. You will never want to buy store bought again!
Step 1. Making Homemade Coconut Milk.
Firstly, place one cup of shredded coconut into a medium saucepan that contains three cups of boiling water. You want to allow the coconut to sit and re-hydrate, meaning that it will absorb most of the water, which will take approximately 10 – 12 minutes.
After the shredded coconut has absorbed most of the water, transfer the mixture to a high speed blender. Blend away, for about 2-4 minutes depending on the speed of your blender. You may want to stop and scrape down the sides and blend again. You want a creamy looking consistency.
Place a strainer over a large bowl. Lining the strainer with a clean tea towel, cheesecloth or even a nut-milk bag if you have one. I normally just use a clean cotton tea towel.
Pour the milk into the lined strainer, allowing for the milk to just drip down through the strainer into the bowl. Gathering up the ends of the tea towel, twist to enclose the contents into a ball. Gently squeeze the ball pressing your fingers together to help release as much of the white liquid as possible. Once you have gently squeezed your kitchen towel will be left with the remaining dry pulp. The coconut pulp can be used in smoothies, or even as a body scrub. However, if you don’t have a use for it, just leave it outside as I do for the birds to peck away at.
Transfer your beautiful fresh homemade coconut milk into a clean airtight jar or glass bottle. This will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Just remember, before using your coconut milk, to give it a good shake as it will separate into two layers. Top layer will be the delicious creamy coconut cream and the bottom layer will be your coconut milk. Now that you have made homemade coconut milk, perhaps you’d like to try out my other dairy-free alternatives almond milk or even my hazelnut milk.
I hope you like my easy homemade coconut milk as it’s:
- simple and delicious
- fun and easy to make
- without preservatives
- cost effective
- healthy and versatile
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