Thursday, March 27, 2014

Homemade Coconut Milk and Flour

The cost of coconut milk and flour is pretty high, but there are plenty of great new recipes on Pinterest that use coconut flour instead of regular flour. I admit I've been really wanting to try some, but I just can't bring myself to spend that kind of money on coconut flour and milk. Homemade coconut milk costs less than $1 per batch based on what we tried. Not only do I get good quality coconut flour, I also get the milk and save money! 

You can use the coconut milk for smoothies or in protein shakes. 


I added one cup of the unsweatened shredded coconut to four cups of filtered water. 

Just throw it all in your blender and let it set for a couple of hours. 


After it has softened, blend it on high for a couple of minutes. 

Drain the milk into a pitcher and catch the coconut "pulp" in a colander. 



Gently press the coconut mixture with a spoon to squeeze all of the liquids out. 


Spread your coconut pulp on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 200 degree oven until dry. Mine took about three hours. 


After it has dried out, put the pulp into a food processor and grind it up. 
It will have the consistency of cornmeal. 


Store in an air tight container until ready to use! 

2 comments:

  1. Hubby made his own almond milk using a very similar process ... I'm not ready to try almond or coconut milk, I'll just stick to my skim! *Ü*

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  2. Wow, I'm so glad you shared this! I have been using coconut milk lately, and just bought my first coconut flour, but it was so expensive. I am definitely going to try this!

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