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How to Make Coconut Milk Using Shredded Coconut

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This simple coconut milk using shredded coconut is super easy and cheap to make. All you need is dried coconut, a blender and a piece of cotton! The subtle coconut flavor will make you fall in love with this recipe!


  • 1 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water


  1. Add 1 cup of shredded coconut to a bowl with 2 cups of boiling water.
  2. Let the coconut re-hydrate for ± 1 hour.*
  3. Add everything to a blender** If you are flavoring your milk, this is when you’d add it!
  4. Blend for 2 minutes in your high-speed blender.
  5. Strain the milk through a cotton cloth or nut milk bag.***



* Soaking the coconut for 1 hour is optional, but I think you get more flavorful milk if you let it stand for a while.

** Before blending your milk, I suggest warming it a bit if it has gotten cold. This makes it easier to strain if the oils and cream are warm. Think body temperature.

*** If the material is loosely woven, you may need to strain your milk twice.

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 314