Easy Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

Kevin has turned into a dairy-free milk monster. He adds it to his ginormous bowls of protein oats, whips up 1-2 protein smoothies per day, and even drinks the stuff! Coming from a guy who used to live on frozen meals and Cherrios (with 2% milk)… we’ve come a far ways.

We used to buy two or three large case of almond milk from Costco every couple of weeks, but that practice ground to a halt when we started reading up on carrageenan.

(I wrote about our carrageenan discovery in this post, if you’re interested. The whole topic is quite controversial. I received quite a few messages from companies after posting that post, attempting to defend carrageenan and the presence of it in our food. Given the immense case against its safety, I’ve made a personal choice not to consume it. But to each their own!)

Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

We found a couple of dairy-free milks at Superstore that didn’t have carrageenan but at the rate that Kevin goes through almond milk, we were picking up seven $5 jugs per week. I’ll let you do the math on that one :|

This conundrum called for a bit of creativity…

And? I’m pretty happy with the result. No soaking, no waiting, really easy. Kevin even made a couple of batches of his very own!

If you want to make this a lighter, everyday drinking milk, try increasing the water by 2 cups.

Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

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Easy Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 4
 
Easy homemade dairy-free milk made with shredded coconut.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to the bowl of your high powered blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Strain mixture using a nut milk bag or a new, never-been-used seamless nylon sock.
Notes
I have heard that paint bags work well as a replacement for nut bags but that they have to be replaced every couple of times. I have had the same nut milk bag for years with no issues... so I am not sure how economical it is to use a paint bag instead.

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Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

Once you’ve made your milk and squeezed all of the liquid through your nut milk bag, you’ll be left with highly fiberous crumbles of coconut (aka coconut flour!).

Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

You can add the crumbles to cereal, in smoothies, or dehydrate to make your very own coconut flour!

Homemade Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

I would love to know (because I’m always giving Kevin a hard time about it)…

Is there a specific food/ingredient that gets used up REALLY fast in your house?

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  1. Great simple recipe and lovely accompanying post.
    A tip I love for making your own “milks”- if you don’t want to (or can’t afford to) splurge on a nut bag, look for a pillowcase at your local thrift store- older ones are even better than newer ones (most are 100% cotton)- they are the PERFECT “bags” for making milks and cheeses!

  2. how much fat, calories, carbohydrates … is there in your home made milk ? (:
    I also like to make mine at home but don’t really know the nutritional information to it (:

    • Links to nutrition information are below the recipe on the link “View Nutrition Information (once on page, scroll down)” Hope that helps!

  3. How did you get the milk to homogenize so well? When I do this with coconut flakes the milk has clumps of fat that do not homogenize at all, and the milk tends to develop an ultra-hard top layer. Fat and liquids separate completely.

    I’m almost tempted to just leave the coconut meat in the milk, and hope that this creates a more consistent liquid.

    • need a high-power blender like vitamin or nutribullet which is less expensive

  4. Isn’t the coconut expensive as well? What is the cost difference between a quart of homemade coconut milk vs a quart of store-bought almond, hemp, oat, & rice milk? The Coctco organic rice milk doesn’t have carrageenan in it, & is fairly cheap.

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