Lets Make Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk * Giveaway!!

For an excellent homemade coconut recipe and tutorial video, you can visit Tropical Traditions recipe page to see how they recommend making your homemade coconut milk from dried coconut. Also, see their video on making coconut milk below!

Below is my simple version of the recipe.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

  • 1 cup dried coconut flakes
  • 2 cups+ hot tap water*

*To make a thinner coconut milk, just add another cup or 2 of water.

Blend coconut and hot tap water together on high. Pour through a nut milk bag. You now have close to 2 cups of coconut milk to use in smoothie, soups, or baking! You can also save remaining coconut pulp to use in other recipes. Here is a great recipe for a grain free “oatmeal” cookie from Against All Grain where you can use the coconut pulp in place of the dried coconut called for in her recipe. (Just use flax “eggs” to keep it vegan if you’d like! I find flax goes really well in cookies too!)

Please note, this homemade coconut milk when used right away is a pretty good replacement for what you might find in a can, but once you refrigerate this homemade milk it will separate quite a bit, and you will end up with a thick and pretty hard layer of coconut fat at the top. I just blend it back together and use it just fine. Just don’t expect it to create a super soft layer of fat as found in most cans of full fat coconut milk. I often use the canned coconut milk fat for whipped cream, but it is not possible to do the same with the homemade version.

Winner will be announced on October 30th, 2013. Limited to residents of the USA and Canada.

Contest has ended.

Win a Gallon of Dried Coconut + A Nut Milk Bag

Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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  • Reply Kellene

    Can I use cheesecloth for my nut bag to make the coconut milk?

    October 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Betty Rawker

      Yes, you totally can. The nut milk bag is just a sophisticated industrial strength, reusable, machine washable, version of a cheesecloth.

      October 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm
  • Reply Chef Amber Shea

    I love making homemade coconut butter out of coconut flakes!

    October 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Laura

    This is so cool. If I won, I’d give the bag to a friend, but keep the coconut for myself!

    (I already have a bag) :)


    October 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Carrie W.

    I’ve only made granola with coconut flakes, and I’ve never tried to make coconut milk, but I would love to. I’d also love to make coconut butter.

    October 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Kim Oakes

    My favorite recipe is The Paleo Mom’s chewy granola bars. http://www.thepaleomom.com/2012/01/recipe-paleo-and-vegan-chewy-granola.html

    October 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Cadry's Kitchen (@Cadryskitchen)

    Coconut butter is my favorite thing to make!

    October 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Rocky

    I just ordered shredded coconut yesterday from Tropical Traditions. You can never have too much. :)

    October 22, 2013 at 6:08 pm
  • Reply Amy Rinke

    This is an awesome contest, I’ve been wanting to make my own coconut milk, thanks for this opportunity!!! Coconut in general is a gift from the gods. I wouldn’t be able to eat my almond flour pancakes without coconut butter!!!

    October 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  • Reply Sylvia

    Overnight piña colada oats were my fave thing to make with coconut/coconut milk

    I love it in my coffee & whipped into a shake with bananas and pineapple mmmmm tropical love

    October 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply jenellecal

    I haven’t made my own coconut milk but I LOVE to eat it 😉

    October 22, 2013 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply jenellecal

    But I currently make shakes from the store bought stuff.

    October 22, 2013 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Brittnee

    I know just the person to give the nut milk bag to if I won, it’s exciting to think of all the yummy goodies I could make with all those coconut flakes, and just in time for the holidays!

    October 22, 2013 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    Raw Macaroons!!!

    October 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Val Bolduc

    Dude, pineapple coconut chicken. My lady made some the other night, one of our faves!
    I hope this earned my entries, fingers crossed.

    October 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Rosie

    My favorite recipe that uses dried coconut is ‘coconut tofu.’ Cut firm tofu into small squares, dip in a batter of flour and liquid, then roll in coconut shreds and can add s little spice and sweetener. I saute them with a small amount of oil until golden. These are great in salads, or to snack on, or have for dinner!!!

    October 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Bethany

    Everything. I use coconut for everything! My favorite recipe is probably the standard macaroon – or blending it with nuts/manna for a nutty roll.

    October 22, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply veganchiq

    I love coconut everything ! Coconut Milk ( ice cold) with raw macaroons ! :)

    October 23, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • Reply Nicole Murphy

    My favorite recipe to use coconut milk is:
    Banana coconut bread

    October 24, 2013 at 11:43 am
  • Reply AnnaZed

    I use coconut flakes to make a tart crust.

    October 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply homemakerhaven

    Adding coconut to breakfast bars!

    October 24, 2013 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Katie P.

    I use dried coconut in granola bars and coconut pie. The great thing about dried coconut is you can throw it in just about any baked good and it turns out great.

    October 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Rachel K

    Coconut milk + avocado + raspberries. Blend together and freeze to make “ice cream.”

    October 25, 2013 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Beth

    I love using home made coconut milk for my smoothies.

    October 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Jenny

    I love using dried coconut for scones and coconut chicken, and coconut milk for Thai curry. Yum!

    October 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Heather M

    Coconut Butter! So yummy!

    October 26, 2013 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Sue D

    I like to make coconut cream pie and add coconut to cookies.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

    October 26, 2013 at 1:05 am
  • Reply loriag

    One of my favourtie recipes is fiddle faddle, it is a no bake cookie recipe that uses dried coconut.

    October 26, 2013 at 3:14 am
  • Reply Electra (@electrafi)

    This is SO awesome! I’d love to try all of the above – the coconut milk using the nut milk bag (never even heard of it – can’t wait to try!!), and then the non oatmeal oatmeal cookies 😉

    October 26, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply Angela

    I love making homemade macaroons.

    October 27, 2013 at 2:46 am
  • Reply Richelle

    I’ve always wanted to make coconut milk. Sounds awesome. I heart all things coconut. I could just eat it by the handful.

    October 27, 2013 at 5:25 am
  • Reply Julie

    My go to snack is to make energy bites. I love em. I use coconut oil and milk and raw coconut in so many desserts, entrees and for oil pulling. I mix coconut in with nut butter and honey then usually add dry fruit, sometimes chocolate chips and sometimes chia seeds. I then roll the whole mixture in coconut again. Yum.

    October 27, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Mary Beth Elderton

    I love to make what we used to call “Dolly Madison’s”—cookie bars with coconut,chocolate chips, graham crackers,nuts, condensed milk. I now make a healthier version with unsweetened coconut.

    October 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Diane Estrella

    I throw a little into my apple crisp recipe and it’s yum!

    October 27, 2013 at 11:04 pm
  • Reply Leanna

    I cook my basmati rice with coconut milk. Learned that from an awesome cook in Jamaica.

    October 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Beth

    A filipino dish called Biko uses coconut milk..Love it!

    October 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Paivi

    Smoothies with berries!

    October 29, 2013 at 2:50 pm
  • Reply Nancy A.

    I love coconut butter and would love to win and make my own. Need a good nut milk bag, too!!

    October 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm
  • Reply rachel anderson

    My FAVORITE thing to make is the Raw Rasberry Bliss Bars – with strawberries. They taste like a nutri-grain bar only so much better – and you have to make the glaze frosting too. It is such a treat!

    October 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Christine Sinclair

    I would be making lots of granola bars with the dried coconut and making coconut milk for all of our baked goods this season!!

    October 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply Tammy

    I love coconut milk based curry!

    October 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm
  • Reply Kelli E

    I love making coconut milk, and then drying the pulp out to grind into coconut flour!

    October 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply Juanita

    I love homemade chocolate made with coconut oil and shredded coconut!

    October 30, 2013 at 1:41 am
  • Reply Lynn Sargent

    I really liked your recipe for raw samaos that used dried coconut. I will be making those again!

    October 30, 2013 at 8:23 am
    • Reply Betty Rawker

      Congrats Lynn! You were randomly selected through Random.org. Yay! Just send me your mailing address!

      October 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm
  • Reply Betty Rawker

    And our lucky winner, randomly selected by using Random.org, is Lynn Sargent! Congrats Lynn! Just send me your mailing address!!

    October 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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