How to make fresh Coconut Milk

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Good morning!

Been shuttling between Christmas shopping, visiting harrassing Nepa to give us light and taking recipe pictures! I got a few questions on how to make fresh coconut milk at home so before I share today’s recipe, I will share step by step on how to get fresh coconut milk which is also a major component in today’s dish to be shared later. I had started taking pictures of making coconut milk a while back but thought it unnecessary so I didn’t take pictures of the last steps. I did that yesterday so here goes!


For 1.2 litres of watery Coconut Milk or 1 cup of thick Coconut Milk

1 1/2 large coconuts

1 litre of hot water.



Grate coconuts using the smallest part a grater. I got 5 cups of grated coconut.


Divide into two and blend in batches with 3 cups of very hot water each. Blending helps the coconut flesh release more milk.

After blending pour into a bowl and add 4 more cups especially if you are using it in a gravy but if you want to combine it in a fruit juice or for Zobo Smoothie then don’t add any more water, cover the bowl and allow it sit for about 20 minutes.


Strain using a cloth seive or any seive that will only allow liquid through.

It’s ready for use for gravy or curry but in Zobo Smoothie for instance,  pour the milk into a glass and let it cool down completely undisturbed,  the thick creamy milk will rise to the surface, carefully use a spoon to scoop it out.

Ready for coconut rice, gravy or curry

Ready for coconut rice, gravy or curry

The cream is floating,  scoop gently

The cream is floating, scoop gently

Azu 🙂 .

See you later!

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