Homemade Coconut Milk
Recipe type: General
Cuisine: Healthy
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Serves: 1⅔ Cups
Instructions that will help you make your own delicious Coconut Milk that will save you money.
  • 2 Cups Unsweetened Dried Coconut - Finely Shredded
  • 2¾ Cups Water
  1. In a saucepan combine the water and coconut.
  2. Bring to the boil over a high heat.
  3. Once boiling turn off the heat and cover. Leave the ingredients to set for an hour.
  4. Now pour the mixture into a blender and blend on high for 2 to 5 minutes. You may find if you have a Vitamix or Blendtec you will not need to blend for so long as these are powerful blenders.
  5. Whilst the blender is running place a tea towel or cloth over the lid and keep your hand on top.
  6. The mixture should now be thick and slightly granular.
  7. Now pour the pulp into the cheesecloth and suspend it over a glass blow. You may find placing the cheesecloth inside a strainer or sieve makes it easier to handle.
  8. You can now let either the milk strain through the cheesecloth by gravity or if you want you can help the process along by squeezing the pulp.
  9. If you don’t intend to use your coconut milk straight away, then store it in a glass jar.
  10. It can be kept in the jar for up to 2 weeks if you store it in the refrigerator. But if you freeze it, it will last for up to a year.
  11. Before using it you need either to shake it well, blend it or gently warm it through.
Recipe by Paleo Living at https://PaleoLiving.org/10-surprising-reasons-drinking-coconut-milk/