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Easy and Delicious Homemade Coconut Milk

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I love coconut milk.   Buying coconut milk is convenient but can get pricey after a while.   I decided to try making my own and I really love it.  It is as easy as 123 to make your own!  It only takes 4 simple ingredients!  Yes, that is it!


Homemade Coconut Milk

1-1/2 to 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes

4 cups hot water (hot water from the faucet)  No need to heat it up.

1/2 to 1 tsp real vanilla (depends on how strong you like yours)

Stevia drops  (optional)

Directions:  put hot water and coconut flakes in a vita-mix.  (You can let it soak for about 2 hours and then blend but I have found that it is not different for me if I soak or do not soak. I have tried both ways. You can try it for yourself and see if you notice a difference.  But for me, I liked it both ways. )  Blend for about 2-3 minutes on high.

Then strain it through a cheese cloth or a strainer (one with very small holes).  To make sure that you get all the coconut flakes out, use a cheese cloth because it works the best.  I did not have any on hand so I used a strainer instead.  It still works.  I had to run it through a couple times though.  I still ended up with some flakes but not bad.

Once you strain all the coconut flakes out, you can use the flakes for a recipe if you want or discard it.  I’ve done both.  Left over coconut flakes work great for protein ball recipes!!

Add the Vanilla and Stevia drops.   Put in a glass jar, store in the refrigerator, and enjoy!