Fresh Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is easy to make—just blend and strain.

Serves: 12Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 12


  • 3 mature coconuts
  • 3 cups coconut water


  • Open coconuts; drain water. Cut meat into 1-inch chunks.
  • In a heavy-duty blender, combine water and coconut meat. Blend on high speed until meat is puréed, adding additional water if needed.
  • Strain mixture through linen or a fine sieve. Chill, and serve or use in recipes that call for coconut milk.