Watch Your Health Improve With Homemade Coconut Milk

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Coconuts are delicious and extremely healthy. Coconut milk is a great dairy milk alternative with even more healthy benefits. Learn how to make your own coconut milk at home!

Coconuts are a great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. They have tons of calcium, magnesium, and potassium, while also containing a healthy amount of electrolytes.

Coconut milk is made from a mix of coconut meat and water. Do not confuse it with the coconut water found inside the coconut. Coconut can help lower cholesterol levels, improve blood pressure, and prevent heart attacks or a stroke.

What You Need

You will need a hammer, a meat mallet or rolling pin, a kitchen towel, a sharp knife, a stainless steel table knife, a medium bowl, a blender, a butter muslin or clean, an old cotton t-shirt or pillowcase, and a large jar.

Ingredients

1 coconut

1-1 1/2 cups of water

Instructions

Using a sharp knife, poke a hole through the eyes of the coconut and drain the coconut water into a bowl.

Place the coconut on a hard surface and smack it with a hammer/meat mallet/rolling pin/machete until it splits open. Get all your frustration out with this step.

With a kitchen knife, remove the coconut meat from its husk. Be very careful at this step and the knife may bend so be sure not to use one of your good kitchen knives.

Peel away any brown pieces of skin that are attached to the coconut meat.

Place the coconut meat and coconut water in a blender, adding 1-1 1/2 cups of water. If you are trying to make a thicker product, use hot water to draw out more coconut oil from the meat.

Blend until smooth.

Pour coconut mixture through a butter muslin or clean t-shirt into a large jar. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Store in the refrigerator and create delicious meals with your very own home-made coconut milk!

Don’t away the leftover coconut bits!

Your leftover coconut bits make delicious shredded coconut. You can use it to make a yummy coconut desert or sprinkle it over your cereal in the morning.

All you have to do is place the shredded meat in your dehydrator for 5-7 hours at 95 degrees F, or until the shreds feel dry.

Source: realfarmacy.com

Ariana Marisol is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. She is an avid nature enthusiast, gardener, photographer, writer, hiker, dreamer, and lover of all things sustainable, wild, and free. Ariana strives to bring people closer to their true source, Mother Nature. She graduated The Evergreen State College with an undergraduate degree focusing on Sustainable Design and Environmental Science. Follow her adventures on Instagram.