DIY Coconut Milk

Diy Coconut Milk Recipe

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Victoria Meyers

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@BeggarsBanquetFoodie

As a Gluten and Casein Free family we have decided that we need to save a bit of money by making coconut milk at home. At first I was a little intimidated, but it is so easy! If you use a lot of dairy free milk you know how expensive it is, give it a try.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4
Cook:
4 Hr

Ingredients

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2 INGREDIENTS

4 c
fresh filtered flouride free spring water
2 1/2 c
organic dried unsweetened coconut flakes

EQUIPMENT

1
2 qt saucepan
1
good blender
1
fine mesh strainer
1
10x10 or larger square of cheese cloth
1
1 qt or larger jug that closes tightly enough that you can shake it.
1
funnel

FOR DRYING THE LEFTOVER COCONUT MEAT

1
baking sheet
parchment paper
or a dehydrator *optional ( i use my oven set on 170 f)

How to Make DIY Coconut Milk

Step-by-Step

  • 1Put 4 cups water into a 2 qt saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • 2When the water boils, turn off the heat add the coconut flakes, cover and let sit for 4-12 hours. If you let it sit 4 hours you will get a nice thin consistency, like a "Lite" version. The longer you let it sit the creamier it will be.
  • 3After sitting, if the mixture has gotten cold turn the stove on low just to warm it up- you want to be sure the coconut oil is liquid.
  • 4Pour half of the mixture into a blender and blend on "liquify" for about 2 minutes.
  • 5Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth and pour the mixture through the strainer into a bowl. Then pick up the corners of the cheese cloth and twist and squeeze to get all the rest of the liquid and fat.
  • 6Then repeat with the 2nd half. - Sometimes when I start the 2nd half I find there is not enough liquid to blend nicely, no problem just pour a little of the milk from the first half back in.
  • 7Using a funnel pour your milk into a jug with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. The milk will stay good for about 3-5 days. A layer of coconut fat will harden on the top, just shake it real good every time you pour.
  • 8I dump the leftover coconut scraps onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, spread it flat and place it in the oven at 170 F with the door left open a bit overnight. In the morning I have nicely desiccated coconut flakes and I just grind them up in a coffee grinder and store them for my gluten free baked goods.

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About DIY Coconut Milk

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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