Monday, August 13, 2018

How to make coconut milk - three easy steps


I just love coconut milk and the reason is the versatile use of this amazing vegan milk....

I use it in curries, dips, soups, curried rice, sweet rice,  smoothies, ice-cream, baking and kheer (Indian pudding)... I'm sure I'm forgetting a few others.



The milk is thick, mildly sweet and very flavorful.

The best way to make fresh coconut milk is from fresh coconut.

  • Grate the coconut
  • Soak in 1 cup mildly warm ( not hot) water for an hour. Hot water will make the coconut spoil easily and it will smell. 
  • Grind 
  • Sieve - if you do not many any chunks, use muslin cloth, else a sieve removes 90% of the coconut meat.  

Unfortunately the shelf life is only 24 hours - yup it goes bad very easily, so unless you plan to cook/use it do not make it ahead of time.

You can add additional water and remove more milk, it will be not as thick as the first batch. You can also freeze the coconut meat and use it in curries.

Have you tried  Coconut Horchata ..it is the yummiest drink I have ever tasted...






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