Homemade Coconut Milk |

Homemade Coconut Milk

Rich, creamy, dairy-free Homemade Coconut Milk takes just a few minutes to make, and it's absolutely delicious. You'll never drink store-bought again! Find out how in this tutorial.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Dairy-Free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal


  • 4 cups water
  • 8 oz shredded coconut organic, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract optional


  1. Boil the water. In a medium saucepan, bring the water just to a boil. While that's going on, add the coconut to the pitcher of your blender. I recommend a high-speed blender like a Vitamix for this job.

  2. Blend it up. Once the water is hot, pour it into the blender with the coconut. Let this steep for about 30 minutes. Then blend on high for about a minute.

  3. Strain it. To strain the coconut milk, I usually place a metal strainer over a large bowl and put the nut milk bag into the strainer. Pour the blended coconut milk into the nut milk bag and allow it to drain. You will need to really squeeze all the moisture out with your hands. Good arm workout ;)

  4. Finish & store. Stir in the optional vanilla if you'd like and refrigerate your homemade coconut milk in a covered container for up to a week. Discard the spent pulp.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

No nut milk bag? No problem. Strain your homemade coconut milk through several layers of cheesecloth.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coconut Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.