Coconut milk using desiccated coconut [Paleo, Dairy free, Milk Alternative]

Yes, you can buy a can of coconut milk and save yourself the hassle. However, making your own guarantees that there are no nasties added and it’s probably easier to make than you imagine, not to mention, much more cost effective

This is so easy to do. I don’t know why I didn’t do this earlier! Just two ingredients too. 

Try it out – you can of course also use fresh coconut if you can find it.    

Make sure that your desiccated coconut is ‘clean’ with no added nasties. 

You will need some patience but you will be rewarded! Plus, whilst the coconut and water is soaking, you could paint your nails, wash & style your hair, get a good workout in… Take a load off ! Make coconut-milk-making-time some me time


Recipe for Homemade Coconut Milk

Yield: 600 – 700ml  

Prep time: 2 hours and 5 minutes (includes soaking)

Cooking time: 2 minutes 

What you need

 2 cups desiccated coconut
3-4 cups boiling water
What you need to do

1. Soak the coconut and water for at least 2 hours. 

2. Then add it into a blender. Blitz on high for about 60-90 seconds. Strain using a muslin (doubled up), or my new favourite thing, a nut milk bag! Squeeze thoroughly. Done. That’s the milk! 

With the pulp, you can make coconut flour. Spread it over a baking sheet. Put into a preheated oven (120°C) for about an hour, to dry out. Blitz in blender/ coffee grinder for finer texture. And that’s it! 


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7 thoughts on “Coconut milk using desiccated coconut [Paleo, Dairy free, Milk Alternative]

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    • You can use this recipe but with less water. The coconut cream will settle on top 👍 It’s not the same as the canned cream because there are no added emulsifiers and stuff. 👍


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