HANDMADE: Coconut Milk
You will need:
- 2 cups desiccated coconut
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 bowls
- cheesecloth or clean tea towel
- In a bowl measure out 2 cups desiccated coconut. Pour over 2 cups boiling water, stir and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
- Line a colander with cheesecloth or clean tea towel and tip in the soaked coconut. Use a wooden spoon to press out the milk then gather up the cheesecloth into a ball and squeeze out the remaining milk. Twisting and squeezing until all the milk is pressed out. Use the milk immediately in a curry or soup, or pour into a glass bottle and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I like to make everyday pantry ingredients from scratch as often as I can. Making fresh coconut milk means less waste and if I have an extra 10 minutes on my hands I like to make it myself to use in a curry or add to smoothies. It is so simple, I made this little video to show you how…
*Video made by my talented sister Ana Galloway.