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How to Milk a Coconut

February 18, 2011

For some reason unsweetened coconut is not easy to come by around here so I found an online organics store to order from.

Check this out…..

3 kilos of unsweetened organic coconut.     Sweet!

I’m very excited about this new recipe.  I’ve played with it for weeks and finally have the version that I love.  First I tried a can of coconut with water added but it left a funny taste in my mouth.     Then I tried sweetened coconut with water and it was like drinking sugar water …so it was yummy but it hurt my teeth.

Finally I have a big jug of light, refreshing coconut water milk in the fridge that I use for drinking, baking and oatmeal topping.  If you are a serious coconut fan like I am then you need to make this.

2 cups unsweetened coconut

7 or 8 cups of cold water.

Let this sit in a jug over night.

Place water and coconut mixture in a food processor or blender and pulverize until smooth.  You can add a tsp of vanilla or even a couple of dates for sweetness but I just like to add 2 packets of stevia.

Using either cheese cloth or a nut milk bag, pour mixture through it reserving both liquid and pulp…  The liquid is your milk.   refrigerate until cold.

Bytw….milk bags can be purchased at health food stores (Wholefoods) for about $12

Place the pulp in a ziploc in the fridge for a soon to come recipe

I can’t decide whether I like almond milk or this coconut milk better.   For now I’ve been taking turns making 8 cups of one or the other each week.   Since I’m the only one who really drinks it in the house, it’s enough so far.

Now my challenge is use up the pulp.

I love a challenge I do.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. MOM permalink
    March 16, 2011 6:35 am

    I made this and mixed the coconut pulp with the Almond pulp and made cookies. I just love the cookies but Brina and Carly would not eat them. I think it was because there was very little splinda in them. I made them from your recipe with the Almond pulp. Just added some Almond milk to it because it was too dry. But not very sweet and this is the way I like them. Mark is eating all of them.

    • March 16, 2011 8:48 am

      Do you dry out the pulps in the oven and then grind them into flour first? I do sometimes and then other times for a heavier cookie if you’re lazy you don;t have to. I used 2 cups of wet coconut pulp in my breakfast cookies and it worked perfect. Last night I made steve some with dried almond pulp (into flour) and added fresh coconut, peanut butter and some nutella…coconut oil, wholewheat flour and oat bran. He loved them.

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