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Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe

Making your own coconut milk at home is not only easy but also a healthier and fresher alternative to store-bought versions. It's perfect for smoothies, drinks, or just on its own. Here's a quick and straightforward recipe to make delicious coconut milk in minutes.


  • 2 cups shredded coconut flakes
  • 3 cups hot water (Preferably purified water, boiled and slightly cooled)


  1. Blend the Ingredients:

    • Place the shredded coconut flakes in a blender.
    • Pour the hot water over the coconut flakes.
    • Blend the mixture on high speed for about 2-3 minutes until it becomes creamy and smooth.
  2. Strain the Mixture:

    • Use a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or a nut milk bag to strain the blended mixture.
    • Squeeze or press the mixture to extract as much liquid as possible.
  3. Chill and Enjoy:

    • Transfer the freshly made coconut milk into a container or bottle.
    • Chill it in the refrigerator before serving.


  • This recipe yields approximately 2 cups of homemade coconut milk.

Customization Tips:

  • Flavor Enhancements: To add a twist to your coconut milk, consider blending it with fruit puree, vanilla bean, or dates for a naturally sweetened flavor.
  • Storage: Store the coconut milk in the refrigerator and consume it within a few days for the best taste and freshness.

Bonus Tip – Utilize the Pulp:

  • Don’t Discard the Pulp: The leftover coconut pulp can be a valuable ingredient for other recipes.
  • Freezing for Future Use: Freeze the pulp for later use in DIY body scrub recipes or other culinary creations.
  • Check Out Blog for More: Visit our blog for creative ideas and recipes that incorporate the leftover coconut pulp.

Making homemade coconut milk is a simple, satisfying process that not only gives you a fresh product but also opens up possibilities for creative uses of the leftover pulp. Enjoy your homemade coconut milk in various recipes or as a refreshing drink on its own!

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  • Danielle Lasit