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Homemade Coconut Milk

By September 20, 2018Recipes
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I drink an obscene amount of nut milk: almond, coconut, hemp, hazelnut. But I don’t love all the additives in the store-bought versions, so wherever I can (read: when I’m not feeling lazy), I make homemade almond milk and homemade coconut milk.

This recipe for homemade coconut milk uses shredded coconut and could not be easier — or faster, for that matter. Follow this recipe, and five minutes from now, you’ll have a quart of your own homemade coconut milk in hand.

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Homemade Coconut Milk

This recipe for homemade coconut milk uses shredded coconut and could not be easier — or faster, for that matter

Category Beverage, Paleo, Vegetarian
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Author Lauren Lobley


  • 1 cup organic shredded coconut
  • 2 cups filtered water boiled


  1. Place coconut and boiled water in a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend on high speed until smooth (about 1 minute).
  3. Place a cheesecloth over a metal or glass bowl and pour the coconut milk over the cheesecloth.
  4. Once it’s cool enough to handle, wring out the coconut milk through the cheesecloth, squeezing and twisting until all you have left in the cloth is coconut pulp.
  5. Save the pulp for smoothies or baking (or discard).
  6. Pour the coconut milk into a glass jar. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

For a full lesson in how to make this homemade coconut milk, watch this video:

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Lauren Lobley
Former pastry chef turned certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and healthy chef, Lauren is now in the throes of her most challenging work to date: motherhood. When she’s not mushing up food for her daughter, her goal is to not only create recipes for healthy food that taste good, but also to help people create a recipe for their own, unique healthy life. One that’s designed specifically to suit their needs, wants, and of course, taste buds!

You can check out her recipes for both food and for life at Delectable You. There you will also find over ninety cooking videos for your viewing pleasure.

Lauren lives in Malibu, California with her adventurer husband, Ted. Together they own a yoga studio called 5 Point Yoga, as well as an Adventure Yoga Retreats company that takes people all over the world doing yoga and, well, having adventures! Think skiing, yoga, and P90X in Jackson Hole, Mammoth, and Chamonix, surfing and yoga in Costa Rica, hiking Machu Piccu in Peru — you know, that kind of thing.

When she’s not cooking, recipe testing, and living and breathing health and wellness (and now chasing after her infant), she’s writing about it all on her blog. She’s also been published on The Good Men Project, Babble, Beyond Yoga, and The Elephant Journal, and has been regularly writing for a health and wellness PR firm for the last three years.