Here’s a recipe that could change your culinary life 🙂 Once you realize how easy (and inexpensive) it is to have creamy, delicious, homemade, dairy free, nut free milk you might never want to buy milk in a box again. How good does it feel to open your fridge and see a beautiful jar of homemade coconut milk?! Having this coconut milk on hand is great because it’s so versatile – add to to tea, smoothies, cereal, soups, or have a glass with your favorite cookies 🙂
For all the people out there who are avoiding dairy milk for whatever reason, nut milk has become a common alternative. It seems like a good idea, yet so many nut milks are highly processed with fillers and carrageenan and a least one or two non-pronounceable ingredient. Not to mention the wasteful packaging it comes in!
For a while, I made almond milk at home, which is so delicious, but I found I needed A LOT of almonds to make it really creamy. Almonds are kinda expensive and they also use up TONS of water to grow, so they aren’t sustainable.
After searching for the solution, this recipe solved my milk problems and made so many other dishes suddenly so much better! This homemade coconut milk is a key ingredient in my Liquid Love Cacao.
You’ll need a nut milk bag, a blender, and a strainer (optional) to hold the bag over a large bowl with straining and a big wide mouth jar to store it in.
SIMPLE COCONUT MILK
6 cups warm filtered or spring water
8 oz of organic shredded coconut
- Heat water, don’t let it boil.
- Add coconut and water to Vitamix. Let it sit for a couple minutes.
- Blend on high for a minute.
- Strain in a nut milk bag.
- Keep in a glass jar in refrigerator.