Simple Fresh Home Made Coconut Milk
Around here they call the green ones “Pipa.” If you are located somewhere with many coconut trees go out an collect them! Grocery stores tend to sell young Thai coconuts or regular brown coconuts as well which will look different from the picture above.The young green coconuts have fresh water and soft, gelatinous meat. The coconuts in this picture are a bit older and still contain water with harder meat. Both make delicious milk so feel free to use either one. Keep in mind the brown coconuts will be hard to open and a little more difficult to take the meat out as well.
Tip: How do you know the coconut is good? Smell and taste the water you collect, usually if the water is good then the meat will be also.
Clean the coconut meat
Once you have separated some of the coconut water and the meat, make sure to clean off the meat! Feel free to snack on some of this deliciousness 😉
-Fill the blender halfway with coconut meat.
-Then pour in the coconut water a little bit above the coconut meat, not too much.
-Blend until creamy. Depending on the blender this may take a while, in our Vitamix at least 4 minutes. Be gentle with your blenders!
Don’t feel bad about getting your hands in there. Squeeze the milk out to separate as much from the pulp, don’t let any go to waste.
Now you can see the difference between straining the milk from the blender. It will be creamy instead of grainy! You can save the pulp for other recipes too.
Drink your delicious milk fresh or store it in a glass bottle in the fridge for up to 2-4 days. The sooner your drink it the tastier it will be!
Enjoy your fresh home made coconut milk!
Try using it as an alternative to dairy milk in recipes, as cream for soups, milk in your cereal and coffee, get creative!
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15
heres a video of us making coconut milk and coconut cream!