$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 cup Organic shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 ½ cups of water
- Measuring cup
- 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!”
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
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!
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?
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!