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Homemade Coconut Milk

tilted fork iconI finally did it, I said last week to @ThePaleoMom (Twitter link) or ThePaleoMom (Blog) that I was going to try to make her homemade coconut milk.  I am proud to report that I did it.

There are a few things to note on this back story on why I did this.  Most people I tell that I was looking forward to making coconut milk would ask me why I wouldn’t just buy it in a can.  Well its a simply answer, if you go through coconut milk as fast as I do $2 a can adds up quickly.  On top of that if you have been following my blog you also know that I suffer from a rare stomach disorder so I am avoiding known gut/stomach irritants.  Most cans of coconut milk that you buy off the shelf contain an additive called Guar Guam.  Now I am not sure if this will irritate my stomach chances are it may not if I consume it in moderation however with the coconut milk that I go through I fear that it will add up and trigger another attack.

So that is a little back story on why I decided to try to make coconut milk.  The better part of this is how EASY this was.  I have tried other methods of making coconut milk but I could never seem to get the texture right.  This recipe that the PaleoMom posted is spot on perfect.  I did not tweak this at all and full credits/concept etc go directly to her.  You should try to take a moment and check out her blog.

The only thing I can add to this, is next time I am going to make this with coconut water instead of regular water and take her up on her suggestion of putting this over her Paleo Granola.  I will have to try to make that in the near future.

Homemade Coconut Milk

Yield: 8oz (1 Cup)


  • 3/4 cup organic finely shredded unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 ¼ cup just boiled water


  1. Boil the water
  2. Put coconut in to blender with the boiled water
  3. Blend on high for 5 minutes
  4. Pour pulp into a Nut-Milk Bag or Cheesecloth (or other chosen strainer) suspended over a glass bowl
  5. Let the mixture drip in to the bowl or if you have no patience let it cool and squeeze it through