Coconut Milk Homemade

Homemade Coconut Milk

  • Vitamix or good blender
  • Nut milk strainer bag, paint strainer bag or fine cheesecloth
  • 2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 4 cups hot (not boiling), pure water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  1. Place shredded coconut in a bowl of hot (not boiling), pure water. Let soak for 1-2 hours. Do NOT discard the water.
  2. In the Vitamix or blender, combine coconut, soaking water, and vanilla. Blend on the highest speed for about a minute.
  3. Strain liquid through a nut milk bag, paint strainer bag or very, very fine cheesecloth, pressing out all the liquid you can.
  4. Discard solids or save them for adding to baked treats.
  5. Use immediately or store in the fridge. Good for 3-4 days. Since there are no preservatives or fillers, the fat in the coconut milk may separate on the top if stored in the fridge. Just shake or stir before using.



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