A while back, I experimented making some alternatives to cow’s milk because my little one seemed to have a problem with it. First, I made homemade almond milk, then I tried homemade coconut milk.
You need a fresh coconut, a cheese cloth, and a blender for this recipe. First, remove the flesh and juice from the coconut. For help, read about how to open a coconut. Pour coconut contents and 1 cup of water into your blender.
Blend on high for 5-10 minutes.
Pour into a bowl lined with a cheese cloth and squeeze until no more liquid remains. Move your fresh coconut milk into a mason jar or another container with a lid and drink within 3-5 days.
The coconut pulp left over in the cheese cloth can be used for many different things. If you find a way to use it, great! Otherwise, you can discard it.
- Flesh from coconut
- Juice from coconut
- 1 cup water
- Drain the juice and remove the flesh from the coconut. [See How to Open a Coconut]
- Add coconut flesh, coconut juice, and 1 cup of water to your blender.
- Blend on high for 5-10 minutes.
- Pour in a bowl lined with a cheese cloth.
- Squeeze the cheese cloth until you cannot squeeze anymore.
- Pour your coconut milk into a mason jar or container and enjoy within 3-5 days.
- You can find some great ways to use your remaining coconut pulp or discard it.