DIY Coconut Milk Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 1 batch

I hadn’t thought of making coconut milk from shredded coconut until I read Sarma Melngailis’ book Living Raw Food.

This recipe is a little messy to make, however, I like it since it’s a heck of a lot easier than cracking open a fresh coconut and scooping out the “meat,” etc. And, it helps me avoid canned coconut products.

  • 2 cups shredded coconut (I use unsweetened)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 drops stevia
  1. Soak coconut in water for 1-2 hours (do not discard water)
  2. In a Vita-Mix, combine coconut, water, vanilla and stevia and process on highest speed
  3. Strain liquid through a fine mesh paint strainer bag, discarding solids
  4. Serve

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