DIY Coconut Milk


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DIY Coconut Milk

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Ingredients (4)

  • 2 cups shredded coconut (I use unsweetened)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 drops stevia


I hadn’t thought of making coconut milk from shredded coconut until I read Sarma Melngailis’ book Living Raw Food.

This recipe is a little messy to make, however, I like it since it’s a heck of a lot easier than cracking open a fresh coconut and scooping out the “meat,” etc. And, it helps me avoid canned coconut products.


  1. 1Soak coconut in water for 1-2 hours (do not discard water)
  2. 2In a Vita-Mix, combine coconut, water, vanilla and stevia and process on highest speed
  3. 3Strain liquid through a fine mesh paint strainer bag, discarding solids
  4. 4Serve
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