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Mia and I had fun with Coconuts today! I have wanted to try my hand at homemade coconut milk for the same reason I wanted to make almond milk a few weeks ago. Not to mention, I really love coconut and all it’s versatility and wonders. This process took me about 30 minutes (not including clean up!)

Ingredients:

 

You’ll need some tools because these babies can be stubborn.

  • a large nail or screw driver
  • a hammer
  • a towel
  • a sharp knife
  • a veggie peeler
  • a powerful blender
  • a nut milk bag
  • a bowl or large measuring cup
  • 1 large or 2 smaller jars

First you need to drain the water out of the coconut. Start by driving a hole or two through the spots on the end of the coconuts. Drain the water out.

              

 

Now, here comes the fun part and Mia’s favorite by far! Start crackin’! Wrap each coconut in a towel. You will need something like a hammer to do this. With the coconut wrapped in a towel, give it several hard whacks. We did this on the floor where we weren’t going to do much damage to much else.  

       

Success! Now you just need to get the meat out. We took the easy way and gave it a few extra whacks then used a knife to pry out what was still stuck. Be careful not to cut yourself. Once the meat is free from the shell, whip out the veggie peeler and peel away any brown skin still attached on the white meat.

This is what 2 coconuts yielded. I saved the water for smoothies later.

Put the meat and hot water into the blender. Blend on high and let it run for about 3-4 minutes until it resembles a slurry or smoothie.

Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag that is rested in a bowl or large measuring cup that holds at least 4 cups.  Let it drain through then start squeezing but be careful, it will be hot.

      

Voila! Milk! Pour into a  jar to store in the fridge. My larger jars were are all full so I had to use 2 smaller jars.

The remaining pulp I put into my dehydrator to dry it into a flour for later use. If you don’t have a dehydrator just spread it out on a cookie sheet and place in your oven on the lowest temperature setting until dried. (a few to several hours depending on how thinly spread out the it is.)

 

There you have it. Pure, unadulterated, no additive coconut milk!

 

 

 

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