How to make Coconut Milk: A Creamy, Sweet and Delicious alternative to dairy milk

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How to make Coconut Milk: A Creamy, Sweet and Delicious alternative to dairy milk

Here is another great dairy free milk recipe for you.  My first homemade milk was this Almond Milk which I really enjoyed, but as soon as I tasted this homemade Coconut Milk recipe I was blown away.  It’s so sweet, creamy and delicious and I knew I had found my favourite milk.

Another important reason for me to settle on this coconut milk recipe was that it’s much cheaper for me to buy Dried Coconut in bulk than it is to buy almonds in bulk.  So that was settled, my new favourite milk was decided.  I just love it when I finally get my staple recipes sorted and I can finally end the search for a good recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, but if you love coconut, it’s pretty hard not to love this recipe!

How to make coconut milk Creamy (A perfect dairy milk alternative)

How to make Coconut Milk

This coconut milk recipe is a substitute for dairy milk.  So it’s got pretty much the same consistency as full fat dairy milk.  This means it’s great on cereal, in smoothies and just as a drink in it’s own right.  It’s not as thick as the creamy coconut milk that you get in a can.  I’ve just about perfected my thick and creamy coconut milk recipe but I’ll be sharing that one at a later date.  All you need is either a nut milk bag or cheese cloth to strain the milk, but it’s extremely quick to do this.


How to make Coconut Milk: A Creamy, Sweet and Delicious alternative to dairy milk

How to make coconut milk Creamy and fresh
  • Author: Katherine Kyle
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Category: Smoothie Ingredients
  • Method: Blender


  • 1 cup Dried Coconut (Shredded (or desiccated) )
  • 2 cups Hot water
  • 2.5 cups Cold Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (or 1 vanilla pod or 1 teaspoon ground vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup Dates (Pitted) (Or 1/2 Cup Date paste)
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender
  2. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or cheese cloth

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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe! We buy almond milk, but it has a bunch if additives that I feel are so pointless. Just give me almonds and water, ingredient list, right? But making it myself isn’t a money-saving option, either. Almonds can get pricey, even in bulk. Hubby and I love coconut and the bulk price is so much better than nuts!

    Thanks again, going to buy a cheese cloth bag and do this soon!

  2. I always like seeing non-dairy milk recipes because I am on a seemingly never-ending quest to find my perfect variety! Thanks for sharing this :)

  3. Hey, i am a new fan and i love everything on your site. thanks for sharing your recipes. i would like to know the nutritional values and calories for this recipe. Is it possible for you to send me a mail with it? im so sorry if its already somewhere else :(

  4. I’ve just made this, had to try a bit why it was still warm and it’s amazing. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I’ve been making homemade almond milk for awhile and came across this recipe recently. I just made it and Wow it’s delcious!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe it will be a new staple for my smoothies.

  6. How long will coconut milk last in the fridge?

  7. How much coconut milk does this recipe make?

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