How to Make Your Own Homemade Coconut Milk From Scratch
For the longest time, I have been afraid to make my own homemade coconut milk.
It intimidated me.
But now that I've done it a few times, I will be making it a must have staple in my kitchen.
Homemade coconut is a fantastic alternative to store bought canned and boxed coconut milk, which is typically filled with additives to keep it from naturally separating.
In fact, I just ordered a 5 pound bag of unsweetened shredded coconut to last me for a while.
Being on the SCD, specific carbohydrate diet, and having to make just about everything from scratch, homemade coconut milk really is a better alternative.
How to make your own homemade coconut milk from scratch
Here is a list of everything that you will need in order to make your homemade coconut milk:
Put 2 cups of water into your Vitamix blender.
Add 7/8 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes to the water.
Turn your Vitamix blender on high and blend for 2 minutes.
Then pour the milk through a cheese cloth and squeeze all the milk out into a jar.
Then put the pulp back into the Vitamix, add another cup of water and blend for another 2 minutes.
Repeat straining through the cheesecloth and ta-daa- homemade coconut milk!
Yum, it's almost worth the effort just for the fragrance of warm, soft coconut milk that floats around the room.
Oh and by the way, the leftover coconut powder can be used in recipes as coconut flour, there is no waste in this recipe!