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Homemade Creamy Coconut Milk

Updated: Feb 17

I LOVE homemade coconut milk! It is creamy, delicious and has some awesome health benefits!

Homemade coconut milk is a delicacy to me... only without a heavy price tag! The freshly made version you can make in your kitchen with just a couple ingredients is so much better than the store bought versions! It's worth a try if you've never had it before, I assure you! I use it in all kinds of things like homemade chia pudding and deserts and my homemade tea lattes, especially my matcha green tea lattes. You can make it with or without sweeteners, depending on your preference. Here are some of the awesome benefits of coconut milk according to Dr. Axe:

"Coconut milk nutrition benefits include providing healthy fats and electrolytes, supporting heart health, helping with fat loss and muscle gain, improving digestion, managing blood sugar, supplying iron to help prevent anemia, reducing inflammation, and fighting ulcers."

Homemade Creamy Coconut Milk Recipe:


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 cups water (more or less depending on your preference)

Supplies Needed:

  • blender

  • "nut" milk bag (for straining the coconut)

  • glass bowl (with pouring spout if possible)

  • mason jar or something similar for any leftover milk you want to store

If you'd like to see the ingredients/products I use, check out this shopping list: HERE

Directions & Tips for Use:

  • Warm the water up where it is warm but not hot (or you will burn your hands straining). Pour the water into the blender, then add the coconut flakes. Blend for about 15 seconds (until its well blended and you see creamy milk forming). Don't blend so long that it a fine mushy powder! You can do more or less time depending on the blender you have and how creamy you want your mixture. If you do it too much, it won't strain well.

  • Put the milk bag into the bowl, then pour the milk mixture into the bag to strain.

  • With freshly washed hands, close up the milk bag and begin to wring it out to strain the milk. Make sure to get as much out of it as you can!

  • Empty the pulp into the trash (or use it for whatever you want;) and pour your milk into a jar with a lid (I prefer glass mason jars).

  • If I were you, I'd use it immediately because it's always best right after you are done making it! To heat it up, warm it on the stove (not too hot) instead of the microwave to keep all the healthy benefits.

  • You can store what you don't use in the fridge for a couple days. The milk will separate and the cream will harden a bit on top unless you shake it after 20-30 min or so, but you can always warm it back up on the stove when you are ready!

Note: I will say, I don't much like this milk cold due to the hardening of the cream. It's best warmed up in my opinion.


If you know you will be using it for something sweet, I love adding a couple (pitted) dates to the blender mix. You just add them as you did the other ingredients and blend away then train with everything else. I love doing this when I'm making it for my matcha lattes! It is divine!

Warnings & Disclaimers:

I’m required to tell you that I am not a doctor or any other medical professional. This is my personal experience on MY health journey over the years, but everyone is different. You should consult your own medical team and do your own research as all our paths are different. Nothing I post in my videos, blogs, social media platforms, websites or anything else I do is meant to treat or diagnose anyone and is not a replacement for your own medical treatment plan. Unless otherwise stated, my recipes are generally intended for adults, as children's systems are different and require different things. Making/using any of the recipes or information I share on my blog, videos, channels, websites or social media platforms is done so at your own risk. I am sharing what has significantly helped me in the hope that it can potentially be of help to others, but I cannot know every issue for every person and therefore cannot possibly know if it will be good for you or not. Please use your own discretion.

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