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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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How to make fresh coconut milk--from a sweet young coconut!

I'm so excited to share this today, and so proud of my husband for [blogging at all and] posting this awesome photo tutorial (photos by yours truly) on how to make your own coconut milk (fresh, sweet, and preservative- and filler-free!) with a sweet young coconut--rather than dried coconut. No boiling water involved!

I've seen people make coconut milk at home by mixing dried coconut flakes with hot water, or even by chopping up a mature coconut and mixing with hot water... blended in a blender, then strained. But in my raw vegan days, I learned a much better way!!


Sweet young coconuts are MUCH, MUCH easier to open than mature coconuts--no hammer involved at all. ;) And their meat is soft and delicious! And they're filled with sweet, fresh coconut water, like the kind you can buy in soda cans at the store only sooooo much better. Sometimes we open them and drink the water and snack on the meat. Yummm.

But, sometimes we make our own coconut milk, as my husband demonstrates in the tutorial on his blog this week.

P.S. I'm pretty proud of my photos. I'm learning!! Love my 50mm lens, which made these pics possible. ;)

Hope you enjoy the tutorial!!

7 comments

  1. The lense AND the photographer made good photos ^^

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  2. I had no idea that's how coconut milk was made! Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love this idea! It reminds me of thailand.

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  4. Just an FYI. I grew up where coconuts were plentiful. Judging by the pictures you have, that coconut is between young and mature. Fresh young coconut flesh is clear and jelly-like in texture and consistency. Fresh young coconut flesh does not make the best coconut milk since it is more jelly like. It is the slightly more mature coconuts where the flesh had turned white from the originally clear flesh that makes great coconut milk.

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  5. Just an FYI. I grew up where coconuts were plentiful. Judging by the pictures you have, that coconut is between young and mature. Fresh young coconut flesh is clear and jelly-like in texture and consistency. Fresh young coconut flesh does not make the best coconut milk since it is more jelly like. It is the slightly more mature coconuts where the flesh had turned white from the originally clear flesh that makes great coconut milk.

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  6. Just an FYI. I grew up where coconuts were plentiful. Judging by the pictures you have, that coconut is between young and mature. Fresh young coconut flesh is clear and jelly-like in texture and consistency. Fresh young coconut flesh does not make the best coconut milk since it is more jelly like. It is the slightly more mature coconuts where the flesh had turned white from the originally clear flesh that makes great coconut milk.

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  7. You don't just have adventures in dressmaking, but also adventures in milk making. This post made me smile. :)
    Ed of FashionPatterns.com

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