DIY homemade coconut milk
Make your own DIY homemade coconut milk using only two simple ingredients! Not only it’s cheaper, but it’s also healthier and tastier than your store-bought coconut milk.
When I first began my plant-based journey, my main concern was finding a good alternative to dairy products. I must confess, dairy is definitely my weakness.
I wasn’t very bothered by the idea of not eating meat, chicken or fish. I’ve never been a huge fan of meat anyway, I did consume it growing up but I rarely crave any meat dish.
Dairy, on the other hand, is another story. So you can get an idea of how severe my dairy addiction was, I used to eat cheese or drink milk at least once a day!! Yes, now I am aware of how horrible for my health it was. While I still crave real cheese but on rare occasions only, I am now a huge fan of coconut milk.
Coconut milk is probably my favorite non-dairy milk, I had a hard time finding milk substitute at first.
I don’t like to compare in term of taste, vegan products with non-vegan one. That’s why some people might be disappointed by the taste of vegan product just because they instantly compare it with a regular product they used to have.
There is nothing wrong with that, I just think that it could be beneficial to stop comparing in term of taste because yes, most of the time it’s deceiving.
Almond, coconut or rice milk doesn’t taste like cow milk and it probably never will, but that’s okay. Unlike dairy milk, they are multiple plant-based ones you can choose from. They all taste different, and in my opinion, you need to taste a few and experiment with them to find your favorite.
I personally can’t stand the taste of almond milk but it works well for porridges! Rice milk, for example, is perfect for cereals. Coconut milk is my go-to for baking, cooking, and pretty much everything. The closest match I can think of to compare it with is skim milk. It has the same light texture with a hint of coconut flavor.
Even if you don’t like the taste of coconut you can still use it for baking and cooking. It totally loses its flavor once cooked. I use it for my healthy one-bowl brownie recipe, If you love brownie you NEED to try this, trust me!
This DIY homemade coconut milk is tasty, creamy, easy to prepare. It’s also cheap compared to canned coconut milk.
All you need is a blender, a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag (I use this one). And follow these steps to make this homemade coconut milk using two simple ingredients: shredded coconut and water.
Make your own DIY homemade coconut milk using two simple ingredients! Not only it's cheaper, but it's also healthier and tastier than your store-bought coconut milk.
- 2 Cups Shredded unsweetened coconut
- 4 Cups Hot water
- Salt (optional)
Add 2 cups of coconut and 4 cups or less hot water to a high-speed blender. Use less water for a thinner milk. Soak the shredded coconut in hot water for at least 30 min. Leave more if you don't have a powerful blender.
Blend your coconut mixture for about 5 min or until well combined.
Make sure it's cold enough to handle before pouring in a bowl covered with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Strain well. You can save the pulp to add to granola recipes or any baked goods.
Transfer the fresh coconut milk to a container and store in refrigerator up to 4 days.