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Hi Bold Bakers!
Welcome to the fourth and final episode of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are learning How to Make Coconut Milk and other non-dairy milks including Almond Milk and Cashew Milk. In previous weeks we covered how to make Gluten-Free Flours, a Sugar Substitute Chart and a Weight Conversion Chart, so if you missed those you can always catch up.
Whether eat dairy free or not, nut milks have made their way into our everyday diets. We have them in drinks like coffee, smoothies and also curries and soups. They taste great and they are incredibly easy to make. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular non-dairy milks.
We have come a long way in recent years from thinking that dairy free, gluten free and vegan ingredients and recipes are just for those who are intolerant or have a particular diet. Chefs and restaurants have educated themselves and learned how to serve up 5 star food that is geared towards anyone who wants to eat a particular way.
Coconut Milk is a refreshing plant milk and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes like curries and soups. If you want to make more non-dairy milks, check out my recipes for Cashew milk and Almond milk.
Important Note: You can replace Non-Dairy Milks for regular milk or water in your recipes. The equation is equal parts 1:1 ratio.
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How to Make Coconut Milk
- 2 cups (6oz/170g) coconut
- 4 cups (32floz/900ml) filtered or purified hot water
- ) Soak your coconut in 4 cups of hot water (2 pints) for 2 hours.
- ) Place soaked cocnut and the soaking water in a high speed blender. Cover and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. It will be milky and have a bit of foam on the top.
- ) If you are using for soups or curries you can use as it. If you are using it for a drink the strain coconut milk through a clean tea towel or a nut bag and squeeze into a bowl.
- Store in a covered glass jar, bottle or pitcher in the refrigerator, it’ll be good for about 4-5 days.
These same instructions work for any nut that you prefer to use. Though, generally almonds are my go-to choice.
Separation is totally natural with homemade nut milks, just be sure to shake it up just before serving.