A few "health kicks" ago, we were really into coconut milk. We bought it all the time and used it in everything. I remember it being kinda expensive and it came in a can. Now days I've gotten kinda cheap, and I like to avoid canned goods when possible.
This has always been in my "you can't make that yourself" category. But if I think about it, Coconut milk does not fall from a tree already in a can. It goes through a process, and if somebody in a factory can do that process then why can't I? You could say I'm a little slow about these things.
Oh, one more thing, the health benefits of coconut milk are many. Read about them here.
Here's the Recipe
Take one cup of unsweetened coconut (preferably organic) and one cup of hot water and blend in your food processor for 30 seconds.
Let it steep for 5-10 minutes.
Strain through a colander. Squeeze out as much milk as you can with a spoon.
Put the coconut back in the food processor with another cup of hot water and do it all again.
I did this three times, I stopped because the coconut didn't taste like coconut anymore, so I figured I had gotten all the juice out of it.
This keeps in the fridge for about 2 days. I made soup for lunch with it, maybe I'll post the recipe tomorrow. I really can't remember all the things we used to make with coconut milk. Is there anybody out there in internet land who has some good recipes?
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