How to make coconut milk from fresh coconut at home. The coconut milk can be used to make drinks, smoothies or to flavor curries or soups.
2CGrated Coconut -Packed, See Notes
3 - 4CWater
Heat the water till it is slightly warm to touch.
Place the grated coconut in a blender jar and add 1/2 C water to it. Let it rest for a few minutes. Pulse a few times, and rest for a minute. Transfer the contents to a strainer set atop a bowl. Let the milk drain to the bowl. Press firmly with a spoon to speed up the process.
Return the contents of the strainer back to the blender. Add 1 C water and let it rest for a minute. Pulse the blender for a few times and repeat as in the above step to extract milk.
Repeat this process one or two more times until the extraction resembles water more than milk.
If using frozen coconut - bring it to room temperature first.
If using dried/ desiccated coconut, soak it in warm water for 30 minutes before processing.
Use a fine mesh strainer or layers of cheese cloth or cotton towels.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/fresh-coconut-milk/ .