I don't know why for so long I have been afraid to make my own coconut milk. It intimidated me. But now that I have tried it, I will make it a staple. In fact, I just ordered a 5 pound bag of unsweetened shredded coconut to last me for a while. Other than the obvious reason of being on SCD/paleo and making just about everything from scratch, homemade coconut milk really is a better alternative to store bought, which always has some kind of additive to keep it from naturally separating. If you are looking for a way to make your own coconut milk here is how:
7/8 Cup of unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
2 cups water
Put it into Vitamix blender and leave on high for 2 minutes. Then just pour the milk through a cheese cloth and squeeze all the milk out into a jar. Then put the pulp back into the Vitamix, add another cup of water and blend for another 2 minutes. Repeat straining through the cheesecloth and ta-daa- homemade coconut milk! Yumm, it'a almost worth the effort just for the fragrance of warm, soft coconut milk that floats around the room.
Here is a link to a YouTube video if you would like to see this in action.
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