Make your own Organic Coconut Milk for less!

$2 for a can of organic coconut milk at wegmans; $1.50 and 10 minutes time to make it at home!  I’m all about saving anywhere I can!  Plus I know the only ingredients are coconut and water.  I can be in control of what is added to it!  I know there aren’t any extra ingredients or any preservatives, BPA due to packaging or anything else!

It is SO easy and literally takes less than 10 minutes.  I have a Vitamix which makes it a lot easier, but this can still be done in a regular blender.

You will need:

  1. 1 cup Organic shredded unsweetened coconut
  2. 1 ½ cups of water
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Blender
  5. Cheese cloth

Take 1 cup of organic shredded unsweetened coconut and pour in the blender with 1 cup of water.  Blend on high for 2-3 minutes.

While it is blending, fold cheese cloth into quarters and spread over a bowl that can hold at least 1 ½ cups of liquid.

Empty blender out into cheese cloth and press, trying to remove as much of the milk as possible.

Return pulp to blender and add ½ cup of hot water and blend on high for another 1-2 minutes.  Press again in the cheese cloth and you are done!

The yield is about 1 ½ cups of coconut milk about the same amount as 1 can.

I usually prepare this 1-2 days before I’m going to use it, just to make dinner prep easier.  I wouldn’t store this for longer than 1 week in the fridge although I’ve never stored it for longer to see if it would spoil.


4 thoughts on “Make your own Organic Coconut Milk for less!

  1. Bethanie – do you blend the cococut w/o any liquid initially or should 1 cup of the water be added at the same time? I’m not seeing where all the water gets used. -b


    1. Yes, the coconut should be blended with the first 1 cup of water. I’ll check the post and edit so that it becomes more clear! Thanks for clarifying!


  2. Do you use this as a sub for milk? I believe my son has some lactose issues. Rice milk hasn’t gone over so well….you recommend this?


    1. I don’t… but you probably could! I would probably use Almond milk first as a substitute although it has a lot of sugar in it… I mostly use the coconut milk for Asian cooking… I REALLY like the flavor of the almond milk though and could drink it by the gallon!!!! Hope that helps!


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