Here is a really simple recipe to make 100% pure Homemade Coconut Milk with your Vitamix.
I’ve had quite a journey over the past several years in trying to find the best non-dairy milk alternative.
Here’s how my choices have evolved:
- Organic Soy Milk (carton)
- Organic Almond Milk (boxed)
- Organic Coconut Milk (boxed)
- Organic Homemade Almond Milk & Organic Homemade Coconut Milk
I transitioned away from soy because of the health concerns of soy.
Then I transitioned away from the boxed almond and coconut milks because of the questionable additives carrageegan and Vitamin A Palimate.
So now I enjoy making my own milk and you can too!
When making your milk don’t forget to use the purest water you can. You don’t want to use regular tap water to make your healthy, pure milk. I always use my Berkey for anything that requires water.
Other than that, just make sure your coconut chips/flakes are organic and you’ll be good to go.
Super easy and 100% organic, pure coconut milk!
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Chips/Flakes:
- excellent source of manganese (60% dv) and iron (11% dv)
- high in lauric acid
- can help lower cholesterol
- healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
- great source of fiber (2 tablespoons = 4.6 g fiber)
Where to Buy: I buy my coconut chips/flakes in bulk but you can also order online from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door and you’ll be supporting The Healthy Family and Home website at the same time!
Tip #2: I used the large chip/flake coconut and increased the amount to 1 cup but didn’t realize it wasn’t the same as using shredded coconut until I read this comment: “The measurements would be totally different as the flakes are a different shape and would fill a cup less then shredded would. I would either grind the flakes until they’re finer like the shredded or double the amount of coconut, at least. I’m really not sure how much flakes would equal the shredded though, but you can experiment and see what works for you“. - Posted By Sarah | 3/25/10 6:24 PM (source)
Tip #3: I store my coconut milk in an air-tight, glass container.
Tip #4: I buy my coconut chips/flakes in bulk to save money. If you’ll be making coconut milk on a regular basis, this is your best option. Here’s where you can buy a 1 gallon container: