Coconut milk has become one of my favorite things to cook with and to drink. Canned coconut milk taste totally different than fresh homemade coconut milk. I think you will be surprised how easy it is to make your own coconut milk and it tastes so much better than canned coconut milk! In addition, I will show you how to make and dehydrate your own coconut flakes. Again, there is no comparison to store bought coconut flakes. Fresh coconut flakes are not stripped of all their fats and have so much flavor!
This week I am posting a 4 video series about coconuts. This is the second video in this series. You will learn the following in this whole series:
- Video 1: How to open up a coconut and get coconut water
- Video 2: How to make coconut milk and dehydrate coconut flakes
- Video 3: How to make coconut flour
- Video 4: How to make coconut butter or coconut cream
If you should have any questions about this first video, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
How To Make Fresh Organic Coconut Milk & Dehydrated Coconut Flakes (Video 2 Of A 4 Video Series)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Category: side dish
- Method: food processor
- Cuisine: american
Coconut milk has become one of my favorite things to cook with and to drink.Learn how to make your own!
- 1 organic coconut
- hot water
- Take the coconut meat out of the shell and cut into pieces (view the video here).
- Put into food processor and pour 2 cups of hot filtered water over the coconut meat.
- Pulse for 30 seconds until well combined.
- Drain mixture through cheesecloth or a fine strainer and press the coconut milk out of meat reserving the milk in another bowl.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
Whole Lifestyle Nutrition says
either would work Jane
if i use an ice tray to freeze the butter into serving sizes, how long will they keep in the freezer?
Lisa O says
Can you tell me why you use hot water instead of cold? When I make coconut milk I use the coconut water and then use cold, filtered water for the rest. (I know there is a benefit to using the hot water when you are using dehydrated coconut, but just wasn’t sure with fresh.) Thanks so much! 🙂
I would love you to remove the drumbeat in the background. It is very distracting and makes the audio difficult to hear.
Sandy K says
I am so going to try this. I just came across your blog. Thank you for the tutorials.
OMG!! I am so excited to do this. I always hated buying the store bought stuff…I figured there wouldn’t be an easy way to make any of this. I am thankful I found you. Keep them coming!
Hi love your vids re coconut and its derivatives I am definitely going to give it a go real soon. However I am really curious about a couple of things I understand that heat destroys certain enzymes vitamins etc so are the vitamins and minerals in the coconut destroyed by the use of hot water and 200° for 6-8 hours? In addition, if air drying what do you use to cover the tray? If indeed it needs covering? I am new to your site and love everything I have seenso far and look forward to your new items with relish. Thank you 🙂
Hi Halle thank you for this recipe.. I just made my coconut milk and put the flakes in the oven and was wondering if the 175 for the dehydration was in celsius or fahrenheit? My oven is in Celsius. A quick response from anyone else on the thread would be appreciated!
Halle Cottis says
Bronwyn Gardner says
Please answer Lisa O’s question given December 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm. Videos and sight excellent. Thanks for your info.