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Homemade Coconut Milk

Making your own coconut milk at home is quite simple and you can control the ingredients.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut milk recipe, homemade coconut milk, how to make coconut milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 163 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup organic unsweetened shredded coconut (desiccated) No additives. No preservatives.
  • 2 dates pitted (optional)
  • pinch of sea salt optional


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high for 3-4 minutes.  Strain through cheesecloth or nut bag.  Store in refrigerator.  Makes 4 cups.

Recipe Notes

The coconut milk will separate while chilled and a thicker layer of coconut milk may form on top.  Just give the jar a good shake to mix.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coconut Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 21mg1%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.