How to Make Coconut Milk

Coconut milk, coconut water, coconut oil.... I'm sure you've heard a lot about each of these, but maybe you've never had a chance to try them. They are all really good (and good for you) but one of them is so easy to make  - you may want to consider adding it to your diet.

It's coconut milk. I use it instead of and in addition to dairy. It tastes great (especially when warm, surprisingly.)

Here's what you need: 1 1/2 cups of hot water, 7/8 cup of shredded (unsweetened! coconut), a blender, and cheesecloth

Put 1 cup of hot water and 7/8 cup of shredded coconut into your blender. Blend for 2 or 3 minutes on the highest speed. Pour into cheesecloth (use a tea towel or muslin fabric if you don't have cheesecloth) and squeeze out the coconut milk.

After you've squeezed out all the coconut milk you can (warning - the milk will be hot), put the pulp back in the blender and add 1/2 cup of water.

Blend for 1-2 minutes. Then put the pulp into the cheesecloth again and squeeze out the remaining milk. Save the pulp to add to pancakes, waffles, granola, muesli and other baked goods.

You should get at least 1 cup of coconut milk. Enjoy!

You can also use a similar method to make almond milk.


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