Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Recipe by evelynathens
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 2 cups


  • 8
    ounces desiccated coconut (dry)
  • 3 12
    cups water


  • In a medium-sized pot, place dessicated coconut and water.
  • Mix and allow to soak for ½ an hour.
  • After ½ an hour, turn heat onto low and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and leave pot on element for ½ an hour.
  • After ½ an hour, transfer coconut mixture to blender or processor and process for 45 seconds.
  • Put a large sieve over a bowl and empty coconut mixture into it.
  • Press down hard on coconut solids with the back of a spoon to remove as much coconut milk as possible.
  • This method produces approximately 2 cups of coconut milk.
  • Can be made up to 2 days before use in a recipe and refrigerated, covered. The milk will separate in the fridge, forming a creamy ‘fat’ layer on top, and a thinner ‘liquid’ layer underneath. Not to worry, the fat layer will melt into the liquid when heated and form a lovely milk.