How to Make Your Own Coconut Milk

As more and more people turn toward health-conscious living, many are discovering that a lactose-free diet is best for optimal health. There are so many fabulous milk alternatives on the market and one of our favorites is delicious and nutritious coconut milk. If you cant head to the supermarket then why not try your hand at making your very own coconut milk with this super easy recipe. You can add the milk to veggie curries, smoothies or even your morning cappuccino.

How to Make Your Own Coconut Milk

1 (8-ounce) package unsweetened shredded coconut
4 cups hot (near boiling) water

Measuring cup
Nut milk bag or cheesecloth
Medium bowl
Mason jars for storage

How to Make Your Own Coconut Milk

1. Place the coconut and water in a blender and allow the mixture to rest for 5 – 20 minutes. The coconut will soften and be much easier to blend.

2. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes until the coconut is puréed and the mixture looks milky.

3. Place the bag inside a medium bowl. Pour the coconut mixture from the blender into the nut milk bag or cheesecloth.

4. Cinch the nut milk bag shut. Take the bag in both hands and squeeze it out over the bowl. Wring out your bag until you’ve extracted as much of the milk as possible. Bottle the coconut milk and enjoy!