Beverages & Drinks, Recipes
Sometimes I really p*ss myself off.. I mean really. I’ve been buying canned coconut milk for the past couple years, but was never completely happy with the thickening additives.. Then I started testing out cheap & easy ways to make Coconut Milk at home! Damn! I wish I would have figured this out sooner, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on canned coconut milk – wasted a lot of money – ugh!!!
But now I’m just super excited to share how to make it with you! And the BONUS is that the byproduct of making your own coconut milk is homemade coconut flour! Jackpot, Right?!?
First of all you’ll need Organic Shredded Coconut. I buy mine in 3.5 pound buckets (Click HERE to buy) which will yield over 32 cups of coconut milk!
For each 1 cup of Organic Shredded Coconut you need 2 cups of warm water, preferably filtered. (in this series of photos, I used 4 cups of coconut & 8 cups of water)
Let your Organic Shredded Coconut sit in the water for 20-30 minutes…
Blend on HIGH for 2-3 minutes
Pour through a fine mesh strainer (or use a nut milk bag)
If you’re using a fine mesh strainer, stir and lightly press the coconut solids to release the liquid (or squeeze the nut milk bag with your hands)
I store my homemade coconut milk in canning/mason jars fitted with BPA free plastic lids, it will keep in the fridge for about a week. Or you can freeze it in a freezer safe container.
NOW – you can make Coconut Flour…..
Spread the pressed/dry coconut solids that are leftover onto a fruit leather tray for your dehydrator and on a low setting – dehydrate until completely dry and crumbly..
Using your blender or food processor, grind until a fine powder..
I store my homemade coconut flour in the freezer until I’m ready to use it 🙂