Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to make coconut milk - Homemade Coconut Milk

I almost forgot about the 'how to' category until a reader requested to post how to  make coconut milk at home. This will seem very simple to us but this post is mainly for beginners and new cooks.Though readymade coconut milk powders are  available easily in supermarkets it cannot par with the flavour of fresh homemade coconut milk. I rarely use readymade coconut milk powder esp when guests are at home and am pressed for time to make biryani/pulao....otherwise I always prefer fresh homemade coconut milk.
How to make coconut milk

Homemade Coconut Milk - Ingredients

Makes: around 2 cups
Cooking & PreparationTime: 15 mins

Grated Coconut / Coconut pieces - 1 cup
Warm Water - 2 cups
How to make coconut milk
1.First cut open the coconut in the middle and drain coconut water in a bowl - I used grated coconut as I had it in stock, but you use coconut bits too. Take the coconut in a mixer/blender, add water(I used my small mixer jar so did it in batches) and blend it to a smooth running mixture.
How to make coconut milk - Step1
2.Now transfer this coconut mixture to a strainer and press it with a spoon till all the milk is drained.Now the extracted milk is the first coconut milk. If you want a thin version then again add this coconut mixture and add  1/2 cup water, blend and then strain to get the 2nd thin coconut milk.
How to make coconut milk - Step2

  • You can use a muslin cloth for straining.

Homemade Coconut Milk
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Great...

  2. Very a days using only canned coconut milk only..thxs for sharing//

  3. Wow..I am the one who asked for this cocount milk recepie :-)thanks a ton for remembering n posting:-) wil try out n update u.

  4. useful post, i too always use fresh coconut milk in my recipes...nice pics!

  5. Very useful post, i do the same way too.

  6. I just want to know can v use the leftover coconut..

    1. Yes you can use if you are consuming coconut milk instantly. Make sure no brown gratings are there...

  7. are we suppose to grind coconut with whole two cups of water. how can we get that thick 1st milk..

  8. It depends on the coconut variety...Adjust quantity of water accordingly

  9. Do we get dry coconut flakes in the market? Also, can we put dry coconut or only fresh will do?


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