Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk - Unbelievably Easy Process

Coconut is such an incredible and multipurpose fruit (yes, it is a fruit, not a nut!) because we can use almost all of its parts. We drink coconut water as well as we prepare food with the coconut milk, flesh, oil and sugar. Additionally, the milk and oil also appear in some cosmetics. Processed hard shell gives charcoal. And the coconut husks and leaves can be utilised in decorations and furnishings. In truth, its name in Sanskrit – kalpa vriksha – explains it all: “a tree which gives all the necessities of life”. Contrary to popular belief, inside a coconut, there is coconut water, not milk. The coconut milk must be prepared at first. Depending on the type, there are two ways of producing it:
  • grated coconuts’ white flesh is squeezed through a cheesecloth to make thick milk (containing 20-22% fat), or
  • the flesh is mixed with hot water and then squeezed through a cheesecloth to make thin milk (5-7% fat).
If you would like to prepare homemade coconut milk, you can utilise the same principles, except instead of fresh coconut kernel (white flesh), you can use desiccated coconut. So if you have the flakes (preferably organic) and 15 minutes to spare, nothing is stopping you from making your own delicious Homemade Coconut Milk.

Homemade Coconut Milk

A delicious and extremely easy recipe for coconut milk.
Servings litre
Prep Time 15 minutes



  1. Heat up the water but don’t boil it.
  2. Place the desiccated coconut in a blender, pour half of the water and process on highest settings for 3 minutes.
  3. Put a cheesecloth into a sieve or a colander and place it in a bowl; pour the processed coconut with water, squeeze through the cloth.
  4. Put the coconut pulp back to the blender, pour in the rest of the water and again process for 3 minutes; then strain again.

Recipe Notes

The coconut milk will keep in a fridge for 3-4 days.

Related Post
Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Post

Recent Posts

  • Cakes
  • Desserts

Recipe For Easy Meringue With Blackcurrant Mousse

If you think it is too difficult to make a meringue, please read my tips. You will master this skill,…

  • Gluten Free
  • Main Courses
  • Pasta
  • Vegan

Kale Pasta with Chickpeas {Sirt Food Diet}

Have you heard about the SIRT food diet? If yes, here is another example of a delicious dish you can…

  • Biscuits
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan

Homemade Twix Bars (GF and Vegan Twix Bars)

Are you a fan of Twix, but you are on a vegan or gluten-free diet and can't enjoy it any…

  • Bread

Easy Gluten Free Bread Recipe

How to make a delicious and fuss-free bread that can be enjoyed even by people on a gluten-free diet? -…

Agnieszka Weiner

Hi, I am Agnieszka, and I am passionate about delicious but healthy food. Many healthy dishes are bland and uninteresting. I reject this. So I created my blog Tastes of Health to share my yummy recipes for healthier (often plant-based and gluten-free) versions of family favourites. I look forward to receiving your feedback after you try them.

Read More