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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.
Course: Beverage
Keyword: GAPS, Paleo
Servings: 8 cups
Author: nourishingtime.com


  • Blender
  • 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!