Canned coconut milk is readily available. Some brands contain only coconut and water, while others include preservatives, emulsifiers, or stabilizers. To make matters worse, there are concerns about BPA lining in the aluminum cans. And you also wonder if they use filtered coconut water. So what’s a way around all that? Make your own fresh coconut milk. Believe me…it’s soooooo easy and quick!
So here’s what you will need:
- 2 cups organic shredded unsweetened coconut (I use this brand )
- 4 cups hot filtered water (don’t boil)
Heat up the water in a pot until hot. Do not boil. Then I add the shredded coconut and the hot water to a blender (Vitamix is what I use but any blender will do the trick). Then let it sit for about half hour or so. After that you just blend for a minute and then strain using either a nut milk bag (like this one) or just use a fine mesh sieve.
That’s it! Super easy and the coconut milk is soooo fresh and delicious 🙂
The mason jar cap I’m using makes it super easy to pour the milk without spills.