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4 Ways To Make Coconut Milk

  • Author: Adriana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: recipe
  • Method: Blender, Food Processor, Nutribullet
  • Cuisine: Vegan


Consider this the encyclopedia on how to make coconut milk at home. We’ll show you 4 different ways to make homemade coconut milk: from shredded coconut, coconut butter, fresh coconut, and coconut cream! 


  • 1/3 cup coconut butter OR 1 cup shredded coconut OR 1 can coconut cream OR 1/2 mature adult coconut
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of salt
    • Optional: sweetener of choice, vanilla extract


  1. Place coconut, water, and salt into blender or food processor. Blend for 45-60 seconds.
  2. Strain through a nut milk bag.
  3. Store in a sealed container in the fridge & enjoy as needed!


** A food processor may be used for coconut butter, shredded coconut, and coconut cream methods. A food processor is not recommended for fresh coconut.

** Coconut cream method does not require straining.

** Homemade coconut milk will last 3-5 days in the fridge.

**This can be frozen for up to 1 month, if frozen right away! Defrost fully prior to use.

Keywords: coconut milk, how-to make coconut milk