Coconut milk is a staple in the dairy-free world. But the store-bought versions can be full of additives, making it a poor choice for nutrition and allergy sufferers. If you’re trying to get away from unnecessary fillers and sweeteners, try this Easy Homemade Coconut Milk!
Easy Homemade Coconut Milk.
Ever since the birth of my baby daughter almost two months ago, I seem to be having problems digesting dairy. Therefore, I have been making lots of coconut and rice milk.
Making your own dairy-free milk is cheaper than buying it, plus you don’t have to worry about unnecessary ingredients or BPA-filled cans.
Aaaaannnnd, if you make coconut milk, you can use the leftover meal to make your own coconut flour! How fun is that? 😉
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Easy Homemade Coconut Milk
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1 cup organic shredded coconut
- 4 cups filtered water
Pour coconut and water into a high powered blender. (I use my wonderful Blendtec.)
Blend on high for at least 3 minutes, scraping down the sides if necessary.
Strain if desired.
Store in the fridge and use within 3 or 4 days.
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How do you find the consistency of the rice milk made this way?
I suppose the consistency would depend on the power of your blender. I use a vita mix and find it purees the rice very well. You can always pour the milk through a strainer or something like that if you want.
Who knew? It had never crossed my mind to make my own coconut milk – makes sense though. Thanks for the tip 🙂
Because I know nothing about healthy…yet…this is probably going to be a dumb question…but…how do you cook coconut? Do you use shredded or what?
: ) I don't cook the coconut before making milk out of it. Just use the shredded variety and plop it in the blender with the water. Some other things coconut is good for is stir-fried with veggies or baked in breads and cookies. I usually just use the unsweetened shredded or flaked kind, it's easiest to find and use and the cheapest way to get coconut. : ) Hope that helps some!
🙂 Thank you! Gonna give it a go!
How do you make the flour, just dry the left over coconut and grind it down??Thanks Raia (:
That's exactly how, Missy! 🙂
Here's my tutorial: http://homegrownandhealthy.com/how-to-make-coconut-flour-a-tutorial/
Thanks for stopping by!
Oh I love this!!! I had no idea it was that easy. I’m currently 36 weeks pregnant and dairy, unless in cheese form, HATES me right now, so I’ve been going after the coconut milk (the kind in the cartons, not cans). Pinning for my own personal use as well as From The Archives Friday!! thanks for joining us 🙂
Glad to share, Ashley! I hope you can get some good use out of it!