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July 11, 2019

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

Sweet and creamy, this Easy Homemade Coconut Milk is super simple to whip up. Enjoy it with cereal, in coffee, or however you drink milk!

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

Are you a big milk drinker? If you're anything like me, you drink milk ALL THE TIME (non-dairy milk, of course). I pour milk in my turmeric lattes, use it when I make oatmeal, add it to nice cream, or just drink it by the glass! It's delicious!!

I used to go through carton after carton of almond or flax milk each week. But I recently found out that I might be intolerant to the chemicals and additives that milk manufacturers add to their plant milks. Yikes!

The additives in store-bought milk make my stomach hurt but I didn't want to give up drinking milk altogether. So what's a girl to do?! Make her own milk of course!

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

I've experimented with almond milk and oat milk in the past, but honestly, I found them frustrating and messy. You have to soak the almonds or oats, drain them, blend them, strain them, clean the nut milk bag, ... too many steps. I needed something sustainable. Something that I could make regularly and easily. Then I had an idea: coconut milk!

You can buy coconut milk in a can. If you buy the right brand it has no additives. If you want, you could just drink the coconut milk from the can. It's delicious! But it's pretty high in fat. Now don't get me wrong, I 100% support eating healthy fats. But I drink milk so often that I wanted something lighter that wouldn't be super filling when I drink it multiple times a day. So I decided to mix it with some water to create a lighter version.

Yes, you just read that correctly. All you need to do to make this Easy Homemade Coconut Milk is to mix it with water. (That's why it's called easy.)

I almost feel guilty about sharing such a simple recipe. I mean it doesn't get much more basic than mixing coconut milk and water. But it's too delicious not to share. And it has NO added chemicals. The ingredients are literally coconut and water. That's it. No terrible ingredients that will upset your digestive system. No chemicals. Just real ingredients.

How to Use Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

This Coconut Milk has a deliciously sweet flavor that works perfectly in so many recipes.

How can you use homemade coconut milk? Exactly how you would use any store bought plant-based milk: with cookies, in nice cream cake, as a coffee creamer, in soup, with oats. You name it!

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for giving us real food, free from chemicals and additives, food that we can enjoy just as you intended. Amen.

Related Recipes

Want to actually DIY your coconut milk? Check out this Vanilla Sea Salt Coconut Milk, using shredded coconut and a blender.

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Easy Homemade Coconut Milk

Sweet and creamy, this Easy Homemade Coconut Milk is super simple to whip up. Enjoy it with cereal, in coffee, or however you drink milk!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Canned Coconut Milk, check the ingredients – there should only be coconut milk and water
  • 1 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract, optional

Instructions

  1. Pour the coconut milk, water, and vanilla extract into a mason jar or other container with a lid. Shake the ingredients until they mix thoroughly. Refrigerate and shake before each use. Enjoy!

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography