How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconuts
This is a recipe for how to make homemade coconut milk using fresh coconuts. This recipe will make 2 quarts of coconut milk.
Keyword: GAPS, Paleo
Servings: 8 cups
Strainer or Nut Milk Bag
- 20 oz fresh coconut meat
- 8 cups filtered water
- 10 dates (optional, for flavor/sweetness)
Blend coconut, water and optional dates together in batches depending on the size of your blender. I have a Blendtec, and blend 10oz mature coconut with 2 cups of water for approximately 2 minutes.
Strain and return the strained coconut meat to the blender with another 2 cups of water and 1/2 of the dates.
Strain and discard the strained coconut/date mixture.
Repeat steps with the rest of the coconut meat, water and dates if you are using them.
Mix all the strained coconut milk together well, and portion in two quart mason jars or other storage container.
Refrigerate and enjoy!