1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe


Coconut milk and slices of coconut
Maximilian Stock Ltd./Photolibrary/Getty Images
Do not confuse coconut water fresh from the coconut with coconut milk. It is easy to make your own coconut milk at home.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 coconut, shell removed and flesh grated (or 2.5 ounces fresh grated coconut)
  • 1-1/2 cups hot, simmered (not boiling) water


Place the coconut in a heat-proof bowl. Cover with hot water and stir. Let cool to room temperature.

Place a sieve or strainer over a large bowl. Line it with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the soaked coconut with its liquid into the lined strainer. Lift the cheesecloth, pull the edges together, and squeeze out the coconut milk. Refrigerate the coconut milk.

The remaining coconut flesh may be air-dryed and/or toasted for other uses.

Coconut Cream Recipe
How to Toast Coconut

  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Home Cooking
  4. Recipes
  5. Fruit Recipes
  6. Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.