Have you made your own homemade coconut milk [affiliate link] yet? Today I'm going to share my recipe for making it in just six minutes.
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For the longest time I used Natural Value Organic Coconut Milk. It was the only brand I could find that was GAPS legal and didn't contain gums or additives. That worked for a time but when I got my Vitamix I decided it was time to try making my own.
There are recipes all over the Internet to tell you how to make coconut milk but I have streamlined the process so that you can have a quart of coconut milk in just minutes. It is so quick I can even make a batch on a day I have to go into work and it keeps for several days in the refrigerator.
It's super simple. Just place 2 cups (150 grams) of shredded coconut into your blender with 4 cups of room temperature water. Turn blender onto high and whir for 5 minutes. If you feel the side of your blender pitcher you will find after just five minutes the coconut milk feels warm to the touch.
Once you start the blender whirring, place your nut milk bag over a colander and place the colander over a deep pot or bowl. This is where you'll be pouring and straining your coconut milk.
After 5 minutes, turn off your blender and pour the mixture into the nut milk bag.
I also love using my hot pink silicone Gator Gloves – they allow me to squeeze without burning my hands.
I put on one of the Gator Gloves and start squeezing the coconut milk from the nut milk bag.
I'm not able to squeeze every drop of water from the coconut so I end up just 1/4 cup shy of a quart. Close enough! 🙂
Pour the coconut milk into a jar and put a lid on and place in the fridge. Done!
- 2 cups (150 grams) shredded unsweetened coconut
- 4 cups filtered water
- Place coconut and water into high powered blender.
- Turn blender on high for 5 minutes.
- While whirring, drape nut milk bag over a colander over a deep pan.
- Turn off blender. Pour coconut milk into nut milk bag.
- Squeeze the nut milk bag to get all the coconut milk.
- Pour coconut milk into a glass jar and refrigerate up to one week.