Homemade and fresh: Coconut Milk

Coconut milk, delicious, creamy and thick, that’s how I like it… with a hit of sweetness.

It’s been a while since I bought coconut or almond milk. I like to make my own and the way I like it. It’s not only cheaper but it’s made fresh and it taste better.

Normally I buy peeled coconut which I have to open on the top and scoop out the white soft part. I keep the coconut water for smoothies or soups.

It’s pretty hard work to open it but it’s really worth it.

Most recipes for homemade coconut milk call for:

3 cups of water

1 coconut (the white soft part)

Of course, this way the milk is less thick and you get more for your buck.

I normally use only:

2 cups water, filtered,

1 coconut,

1 Tbsp agave nectar

This way I get more thick milk (if I don’t strain it, it’s even thicker).

The white part after it’s scooped out needs to be washed.

Then blend everything together, add whatever sweetener you use and blend a little more.

Enjoy or store in the fridge for further use.

It stays fresh for up to 4 days in the fridge.

All the recipes I found online say that you need to strain it after blending. I do not do that and I LOVE IT that way. It’s really thick and creamy. Yumm!!!

I think that if you have Blendtec, Ninja or Vitamix kind of blender it does pretty good job in blending and you don’t need to strain it but it’s only my opinion.

I can drink it just as it is without anything else.

Have a wonderful Monday and stay thirsty, my friends 🙂

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10 responses to “Homemade and fresh: Coconut Milk”

  1. I’m not a fan of coconut milk, but your pictures make it look so yummy!


    1. I am not a big fan of it myself. I normally use it only for smoothies or soups 🙂
      I’m glad you like my photographs 🙂


  2. hey little mom, just a shot one for today and a message to announce my hiatus from the web…i must use the lovely weather to air out the basement and stay ahead of the wildlife there, you know, termites, spiders, and whatever lurks in the very old foundation..repairs, repairs..excellent exercise!
    meanwhile, i regret to say, no coconuts in this simple market, but you may envy my cherries and strawberries, fresh from my improvised garden..i shall miss you, but i may come back with excerpts from my book…
    happy baby to you, happy husband and daughter too!cocomania!


    1. hello Nadine!!! 🙂 Glad you stopped by 🙂 Haven’t heard from you in a while. I hope you’re doing well. Babies are keeping me busy but I kept cooking and mixing this or that in between screamings, diapers changing and occasional walks. Husband has fixed his grill so he takes care of his food cravings more often and that gives me more time to just sit and be… 🙂
      oh I am so jealous of your cherries! I would give you all the coconut I could get here for an hour spent on one of your cherry tree…


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  4. I’ve never tried making my own coconut milk – that looks great! 🙂


    1. you can make your own nut milk the same way. I always make almond milk and it’s really good 🙂


  5. Ewa you have posted a couple of times about coconut milk so now I am definitely going to have to try it….maybe I will add honey instead of the agave though…what do you think?


    1. honey will work, too! just add less because honey is more sweet than agave 🙂


  6. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂


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