Recipe Directions

  • 1. Place water and coconut in blender.
  • 2. Blend for at least 2 minutes.
  • 3. Strain using nut milk bag or cheesecloth. (Discard leftover coconut mash from inside nut milk bag).
  • 4. Enjoy the strained coconut milk!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Make instant coconut milk using your blender! It's easy, as long as you have a blender and a nut milk bag.

Be sure to blend for a long time (2 minutes minimum) to ensure that the coconut is well broken down into tiny parts that will squeeze through your nut milk bag. 

Once blended, you absolutely must strain the milk with a nut milk bag, otherwise you will be left with gritty fibrous coconut bits in your milk, which will ruin the texture. If you don't have a nut milk bag, try cheesecloth (although it will be much messier and difficult to do with cheesecloth).

This recipe will separate in the fridge and does not keep well, so best to use immediately.

Recipe Yield: You'll get 2 1/4 cups unstrained milk after blending. Once strained, you should have 1 3/4 cups of pure coconut milk, ready to use in your favorite recipe!

Caloric Info: This recipe was calculated based on unstrained milk.

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 82 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Fat.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 138 g (5 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 130 5 %
Protein 1.4 g 2 %
Fat 13 g 16 %
Carbohydrates 5 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g 10 %
Sugars 1.5 g
Calcium 9 mg 1 %
Iron 0.66 mg 5 %
Sodium 11 mg
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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This was easy and delish. Would you be so kind (or any members) as to recommend a raw dry coconut brand? Thanks so much. Warm Regards, Shel.

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Hi Shel!

I haven't ever bought truly dried coconut that I know of. I just looked at The Raw Food World (my main source for truly raw products), and I did a search for coconut but I didn't notice any dried coconut there.
I did find this: http://www.rawguru.com/store/raw-food/truly-raw-organic-coconut-flakes-1...

I tend to just buy bulk dry unsweetened, shredded coconut from my local health food store. I'd love to know if anyone else reading this has recommendations for us :)

Another thought is to purchase a young Thai coconut and dehydrate it yourself... that would be a sure thing - although labour intensive!! Especially to make a large quantity!!! I don't recommend this... Not practical??

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Thanks for your response, recommendations and research, Laura-Jane. You went above and beyond expectation. I greatly appreciate your expressed confidence in The Raw Food World. I considered utilizing them, in supplement to my local natural food store, after receipt of a thoughtful letter for recent purchases. Your comment served to convince me.

I agree with the impracticality of drying young coconut. Still, it is an excellent suggestion that reminded me of the option to blend fresh. *smacks forehead. The idea also preserves the original whimsy of the recipe for which I so adore: spontaneous deliciousness easily derived from a pantry staple.

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This was easy and delish. Would you be so kind (or any members) as to recommend a raw dry coconut brand? Thanks so much. Warm Regards, Shel.

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Hi Shel!

I haven't ever bought truly dried coconut that I know of. I just looked at The Raw Food World (my main source for truly raw products), and I did a search for coconut but I didn't notice any dried coconut there.
I did find this: http://www.rawguru.com/store/raw-food/truly-raw-organic-coconut-flakes-1...

I tend to just buy bulk dry unsweetened, shredded coconut from my local health food store. I'd love to know if anyone else reading this has recommendations for us :)

Another thought is to purchase a young Thai coconut and dehydrate it yourself... that would be a sure thing - although labour intensive!! Especially to make a large quantity!!! I don't recommend this... Not practical??

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leno9's Review

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Thanks for your response, recommendations and research, Laura-Jane. You went above and beyond expectation. I greatly appreciate your expressed confidence in The Raw Food World. I considered utilizing them, in supplement to my local natural food store, after receipt of a thoughtful letter for recent purchases. Your comment served to convince me.

I agree with the impracticality of drying young coconut. Still, it is an excellent suggestion that reminded me of the option to blend fresh. *smacks forehead. The idea also preserves the original whimsy of the recipe for which I so adore: spontaneous deliciousness easily derived from a pantry staple.

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Yes to the fresh idea!!!!!!!!! So obvious yet also so elusive :)

We are brainstorming together.

<3 <3 <3

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I added coconut butter, a tablespoon, and it was fantastic.

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Hi Mihaela,

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Nice addition with the coconut butter, I bet it made it even creamier and smoother :)

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I love this. I make a double batch about once a week. This is my go to milk.

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It's a handy one - and cheap to make, too!

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