Happy Tuesday! I hope your start to the week has been delightful and you’re just enjoying the heck out of where you’re at in life…because you deserve it!
I’ve had a rough go at it the last few weeks, so I’m doing my best to proclaim that truth over myself today, right along with you.
But all those feelings aside, I had a little extra time this weekend to do with what I wanted, so what did I do? I made my own coconut milk from scratch!
So domestic of me, I know.
I then posted about it on my personal Instagram story and have had quite a few people ask me how to do it so I thought it might be fun to share that with you all, too! It’s super easy and also very delicious.
I may be a bit bias, but I like it more than the stuff from the carton at the grocery store, personally.
However, I don’t want to make that decision for you, I’ll just give you the recipe and you can decide for yourself if it’s worth making or buying, based on your financial, time, and interest levels!
So without further ado….
Homemade Coconut Milk
- 1 Package Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 3-4 c. Water
- Begin by heating a pot (or kettle) of water over high heat for about 5 minutes or until boiling.
- Pour package of coconut flakes into blender or Nutribullet.
- Add just enough of the boiling water into the blender to cover the flakes by about a half of an inch (or more if you like less thick milk).
- Blend it all up!
- While blending, line a small serving bowl with a kitchen towel.
- Pour about half of the coconut mix into the towel-lined bowl and wring out the towel into the bowl (this allows for any leftover flakes to be separated from your milk, so you aren’t drinking grainy milk!) Be careful with this step to not burn your hands, though, the milk will still be very hot at this point!*
- Repeat step 6 with the other half of the coconut mix.
- Pour into your hot cup of coffee, into a smoothie, or a bowl of cereal; and ENJOY!
*I always try to keep the leftover flakes to toast and then send through the food processor later to make some coconut flour to use in pancakes & any other yummy baked goodies I decide to whip up.
~Just a little side-note, be sure to refrigerate your yummy coconut concoction when it’s not in use…and be sure to give it a good shake up before you use it, the water often separates from the thicker part of the milk, if it’s been sitting for more than a few hours.~