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Coconut Milk - Easy step by step recipe for delicious Coconut milk.
How to Make Coconut Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Learn how to make Coconut Milk with just two ingredients. Coconut Milk makes a lovely addition to your baking, curries, soups and a variety of meals.

Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pint
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) coconut
  • 4 cups (32floz/900ml) filtered or purified hot water
  1. ) Soak your coconut in 4 cups of hot water (2 pints) for 2 hours.
  2. ) 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.
  3. ) 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.
  4. Store in a covered glass jar, bottle or pitcher in the refrigerator, it’ll be good for about 4-5 days.
Recipe Notes

I find that 1 cup of nuts is more than enough for 1 quart of milk, some people prefer 2 cups.
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.