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How To Make Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe

how to make homemade coconut milk recipe

Homemade Coconut milk is made by extracting a white and milky substance from the flesh or meat of a mature coconut. Coconut milk is a wonderful alternative to dairy milk. It can be used in smoothies, recipes and you can also drink it. You can also add flavors like cocoa powder, vanilla e.t.c

In this post, I will be teaching you how to make coconut milk with just two ingredients, which are: coconut and water. I will also teaching you two different methods of making this milk.

How to Make homemade coconut Milk recipe

Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

Homemade coconut milk provides important minerals needed to maintain blood volume, regulate heart health and prevent dehydration or diarrhea.

It contains selenium which is an antioxidant that relieves arthritis symptoms by controlling free radicals and decreasing the risk of joint inflammation.

They also contain a high dose of vitamin C and copper that will help improve the elasticity of the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

How to make homemade coconut milk

Coconut milk contains lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids, and capric acid, which have antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. The body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which may help fight viruses and bacteria that cause herpes, influenza, and even HIV.

It is also high in magnesium that helps to keep the blood pressure at a normal level. The combination of calcium and magnesium in coconut milk also keeps muscles and nerves from becoming overstimulated.

Coconut milk can also help slow the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream, which helps to control insulin levels and prevent health conditions like diabetes.

How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut

Equipment

  • High-Speed Blender
  • Measuring Cup
  • Glass Jar
  • Medium Bowl
  • Cheesecloth
  • Sharp Knife

Ingredients

  • 1 Matured coconut
  • 4 cups water

Procedure

  1. Crack open the coconut, remove the flesh or meat, and wash thoroughly.
  2. Place the coconut in a blender and pour in the water.
  3. Blend on high until the coconut is pureed and the mixture is milky
  4. Pass the puree through cheesecloth to extract the coconut milk.
  5. Transfer the milk into a glass jar.
  6. Drink immediately or store in the fridge for 3 days.

How To Make Coconut Milk From Desiccated Coconut

Making coconut milk from dried or desiccated coconut is very easy. It saves you the stress of cracking of the coconut.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 cup Unsweetened Desiccated coconut
  • 4 cups Slightly hot water

Procedure

  1. Place coconut and water in a blender and allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes.
  2. Blend the mixture on high for about 3-4 minutes or until the coconut is pureed and the mixture is milky.
  3. Pass the puree through a clean cheesecloth to extract the milk.
  4. Transfer the milk to a jar or an airtight container
  5. Drink immediately or store in the fridge for 3 days.

NOTES

The coconut milk will separate after being stored in the fridge. All you need do is to give it a good shake or stir, then you can use it.

How to Make homemade coconut Milk recipe

How to make Homemade Coconut Milk

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine World

Equipment

  • High speed Blender
  • Measuring Cup
  • Glass Jar
  • Medium Bowl
  • Cheesecloth
  • Sharp Knife

Ingredients
  

How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut

  • 1 Matured Coconut
  • 4 cups Water

How To Make Coconut Milk From Desiccated Coconut

  • 1 1/2- 2 cups Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut
  • 4 cups Slighly Hot Water

Instructions
 

How to Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut

  • Crack open the coconut, remove the flesh or meat and wash thoroughly.
  • Place the coconut in a blender and pour in the water.
  • Blend on high until the coconut is pureed and the mixture is milky
  • Pass the puree through cheesecloth to extract the coconut milk.
  • Transfer the milk into a glass jar.
  • Drink immediately or store in the fridge for 3 days.

How To Make Coconut Milk From Desiccated Coconut

  • Place coconut and water in a blender and allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes.
  • Blend the mixture on high for about 3-4 minutes or until the coconut is pureed and the mixture is milky.
  • Pass the puree through a clean cheesecloth to extract the milk.
  • Transfer the milk to a jar or an airtight container
  • Drink immediately or store in the fridge for 3 days.

Notes

The coconut milk will separate after being stored in the fridge. All you need do is to give it a good shake or stir, then you can use it.

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