Homemade Coconut Milk: How to Make Coconut Milk at Home Without Blender

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Homemade coconut milk is the best coconut milk so far for cooking and other skin nourishment. Coconut milk is usually extracted from matured fresh coconut; this milk is made by simply grinding mature coconut flesh and then mix in water. After mixing the blended coconut, the pulp is squeezed and then strained over a colander or clean cloth to produce a rich and opaque milk.

Coconut milk is packed with the sweet, floral and nutty flavor which is different from dairy product, it is slightly sweet and has a light consistency. If you are wondering what to do with coconut milk, here is delicious coconut milk recipe (coconut-fried rice), coconut milk goes well with chicken and shrimp recipes and you can use it in your oatmealrice pudding, milk shakes and smoothies. You can also use coconut milk for sauce (gravy sauce), porridge and for hair treatment, however, you can drink homemade refrigerated coconut milk or add it to you beverages.

Coconut milk has a very sweet taste especially if you extract the milk from matured fresh coconuts and also add little water to press it. Some people also wonder if coconut milk is bad for one’s health, the truth is coconut milk is not bad for you, it is a fantastic dairy-free alternative, it contains significant amounts of fat, the fat it provides is mostly in the form of medium chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) in particular, the type called lauric acid. Coconut milk is lactose free and it is a healthy alternative to cow milk and a good remedy for those with lactose intolerance instead of cow milk.

Ingredients for making coconut milk at home

  1. 2 large matured coconuts
  2. Kitchen knife
  3. Grater/ blender
  4. Tiny holes colander/ fine mesh
  5. Lukewarm water
  6. Storage jar
Coconut flesh for making coconut milk
Coconut flesh for making coconut milk

 

Directions on how to make coconut milk at home

  1. Crack open coconuts and drain out the transparent liquid, use a knife to remove the coconut flesh form the pod.
  2. Rinse the coconut flesh under running water if there is need for that and cut into tinycubes.
  3. Bring the coconut into a blender, add water and blend on the highest speed into a smooth paste for 1 minute.
  4. If you dont have a blender, break the coconut flesh into the size you can handle.
  5. Use a grater to grate the coconut into a smooth paste and set aside.
  6. Place the blended coconut in a bowl, add 1 cup of lukewarm water to it and mix with your hands. Pass the mixed coconut milk over a very fine colander or cheese cloth to strain the milk. Use your hand to press out all the liquid from the strainer.
  7. Return the coconut flesh to the bowl and add another cup of water to it and mix, then strain out the coconut milk.
  8. Make use of the coconut milk immediately or store in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
  9. Since there are no preservatives or fillers added to the milk, the fat in the coconut milk may separate on the top if stored in the fridge, you can scoop the fat out and use for any coconut cream recipe. Always remember to shake the coconut milk before using.

Directions on how to make coconut milk at homewith pictures

1. Crack open coconuts and drain out the tansparent liquid, use a knife to remove the coconut flesh form the pod.

2. Rinse the coconut flesh under running water if there isneed for that and cut into tinycubes.

Fresh coconut meat for making coconut milk at home
Fresh coconut meat for making coconut milk at home

 

3. Bring the coconut into a blender, add water and blend on the highest speed into a smooth paste for 1 minute.

4. If you dont have a blender, break the coconut flesh into the size you can handle.

5. Use a grater to grate the coconut into a smooth paste and set aside.

Process of grating coconut flesh with a grater
Process of grating coconut flesh with a grater

 

6. Place the blended coconut in a bowl, add 1 cup of lukewarm water to it and mix with your hands. Pass the mixed coconut milk over a very fine colander or cheese cloth to strain the milk. Use your hand to press out all the liquid from the strainer.

Making of coconut milk at home
Making of coconut milk at home

 

7. Return the coconut flesh to the bowl and add another cup of water to it and mix, then strain out the coconut milk.

Process of extracting coconut milk at home
Process of extracting coconut milk at home

 

Homemade coconut milk
Homemade coconut milk

 

8. Make use of the coconut milk immediately or store in the fridge for about 3-4 days.

Chill coconut milk in the fridge and serve afterward
Chill coconut milk in the fridge and serve afterward

 

9. Since there are no preservatives or fillers added to the milk, the fat in the coconut milk may separate on the top if stored in the fridge, you can scoop the fat out and use for any coconut cream recipe. Always remember to shake the coconut milk before using.

Coconut milk can be stored for 3-4 days in the fridge
Coconut milk can be stored for 3-4 days in the fridge

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