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How to make Homemade Coconut Milk

You want to make your own Coconut Milk? Great idea! It's super easy to make and I'll show you how! It is perfect for cooking e.g. curries.
Course Basics, Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 283kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 cup young coconut meat (I've used the meat from two young thai coconuts)
  • 2/3 cup water


  • Spoon out the coconut flesh if you haven't already and put it along with the water in a blender.
  • Blend for about 2-5 minutes, depending on how powerful your blender is. If you're using a high-speed blender, you can use it as it is. If your blender is not that powerful, pour it through a cheesecloth or a super fine strainer into a container, press any remaining liquid out of the coconut and depending on how much stays in the cheesecloth, you may want to do another round of blending it with a little bit of water. Repeat the pouring & pressing steps.
  • Fill the coconut milk in an airtight container and store it in the fridge (1-2 days max) until you use it!


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.9mg