Autumn Recipes/ Drinks/ RAW

Homemade Coconut Milk

Did you get a chance to see my Homemade Almond Milk recipe?  For those allergic to almonds, this is a great and delicious recipe for you to try!  It is very easy to make, and very very healthy for you.

Coconuts are high in fiber, low on the glycemic index, reduces inflammation and provides easily absorbable nutrients.  It is gluten free, hypoallergenic, and vegan (hormone free!).
Coconut water is known for its great electrolytes, heart health, vitamins like vitamin C, E, B complex, along with minerals high in iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, etc.  You could practically survive on only coconuts alone.

*Fun fact, during WWII, hospitals were running out of saline solution, and had to resort to using coconut water to save the soldiers life, which was very effective because of how similar coconut water is to our own blood.

 

Homemade Coconut Milk

Print Recipe
Serves: 2-4 Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Coconut
  • 1 packet of frozen coconut meat (you can find this at your local asian market)

Instructions

1

Thaw out your frozen coconut meat in a sink full of warm water.

2

While your coconut meat is de-thawing open your coconut with a hammer and a nail (do NOT attempt to open the coconut fully at this point). Cut a hole through the coconut and drain the liquid out into your blender. You should have at least 1 cup of coconut water from 1 good sized coconut.

3

After the liquid is all drained out, crack open your coconut fully (either using a hammer, or doing it the messy way - smashing it on the ground;D ). Scrape out the coconut meat from the coconut into your blender.

4

Once your packet of coconut meat is de-thawed, pour it into your blender.

5

Blend for a minute or until mixed up well. Transfer the liquid into a jar through a mesh strainer or a cheese cloth. Your finished! You can now add any spices (vanilla, maple syrup, etc) to your fresh coconut milk 🙂

6

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Note: Store in the fridge. This milk will only last a few days, so drink up!

 

 

You Might Also Like

1 Comment

  • Reply
    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk | Nina's Vegan Recipes
    November 23, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    […] long as you are not allergic, it is simply delicious and nutritious.  If you are allergic, try my Coconut Milk recipe. Because we are preparing this for the fall/winter season, this calls for some added spices, […]

  • Leave a Reply