homemade coconut milk

Posted on May 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

I’ve posted my recipe for coconut cream concentrate here before, but homemade coconut milk is more versatile and even easier to make.  In fact, this is such a simple recipe that it really isn’t a recipe–just kind of a method.

I use homemade coconut milk every day, in all kinds of things–smoothies, desserts, mashed potatoes–anything you would use regular milk for.  I like to drink it plain, too.  (I also make my shampoo with it.)  It’s just a little thicker than whole milk, but not as thick as coconut milk from a can.

Here’s how I make it:

1. Place 3 cups hot water and 1 heaping cup unsweetened shredded coconut in a blender.

2. Blend on high for a few minutes until frothy and creamy.

3. Strain through a sieve.  You can save the coconut meat to add to smoothies, oatmeal, etc.

Homemade coconut milk will keep in the fridge for a few days.  Just be sure to shake before using, since the cream rises.

Hope you love it!

3 Responses to “homemade coconut milk”

  1. Hannah says on :

    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Lisa Coffee says on :

    totally going to try this!

  3. Poco Mountain Girl » Blog Archive » homemade shampoo says on :

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