I never thought of making my own coconut milk. I thought it might be a long tedious process, but, man I was so wrong. It is so easy that in one week I’ve made two batches and I am so happy with it that I may never buy coconut milk from the store again.
All it is…
2 parts water 1 part shredded unsweetened coconut
That is it. Crazy.
I put 4 cups of boiling water into my blender and 2 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut and let sit for 3 hours or more depending how my day is going.
After the three or more hours is up blend it together for 5 minutes.
Cover a large bowl with a cheese cloth and pour the contents of the blender over the cheese cloth. Using the cheese cloth as a strainer to catch any coconut chunks.
Then squeeze all the water out of the cheese cloth.
Then put the coconut milk in something to store in the fridge!
How easy is that? You will notice that when it is in the fridge there will be a film on top when the milk is cold. Just shake up your jar (that’s why I prefer a jar over anything else so the contents can be shook up) and use it as you would in any recipe that calls for coconut milk, in your morning coffee or tea or anything else you would like!