How to Make Coconut Milk from Dried Coconut

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Ok, strange fact, but I don’t really like coconut milk. The stuff you buy in the can is too thick and creamy for my taste so I decided to  make my own.

What you need:

1 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut flakes

2 1/2 cups of hot water

1 mesh strainer – I use a paint strainer bag from Home Depot that cost $3 for 2. You can reuse these over and over. I did soak it in warm soapy water and vinegar before I used it the first time.

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Dump the hot water and coconut shreds in your blender

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Depending on your blender, blend for up to a minute. Around 30 seconds, the warm smell of coconut hit me and I knew it was done.

Nice and bubbly

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Now strain through your mesh bag into a large bowl

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Wring out the extra milk

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Pour into a glass resealable container

HOW TO MAKE COCONUT MILK FROM DRIED COCONUT

Voila! We have coconut milk. This is a nice light coconut milk and the cream will rise to the top after it settles

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Comments

    • Kelly Bejelly says

      Coconut butter is actually the oil and meat blended together which this really isn’t – it’s more of just the fat rising to the top. Coconut butter is crazy good though.

  1. says

    I love that you just completely did this from scratch. You ROCK!! I love coconut milk in smoothies but since I was/am a fat free cows milk gal, I find it too thick for my cereal.

  2. Wanda says

    I wish I’d known this when I lived in Puerto Rico and had coconuts available 24/7. I guess I’d better talk to my parents to mail me some shredded coconut. They have so many palm trees on their property that sometimes the coconuts just spoil. Such a shame.

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