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This homemade Coconut Milk recipe is easy to make and is a date-sweetened healthy nut milk. Use it for your dairy-free cooking.
Homemade Dairy-Free Milks
I’ve been experimenting with making different types of non-dairy milks lately. My long-term fave has been Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk using raw almonds, but, as it is with everything in life, it’s good to get some variety.
One of the easiest alternatives I’ve made so far is this homemade Coconut Milk Beverage which is essentially water blended with dried unsweetened shredded coconut and then filtered using a nut milk bag. So simple!
I also really like making a date-sweetened version that adds that extra bit of awesomeness when the milk is then used in recipes like my Kukicha Coconut Latte.
How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk Beverage
This homemade Coconut Milk recipe starts with unsweetened, dried shredded coconut.
Then, you just blend the coconut with some warm water in a high-speed blender. Homemade coconut milk does require straining through a nut milk bag to make it smooth, but it only takes a few minutes.
Ta-da! The result is a lightly-sweet, homemade coconut milk that you can use in a variety of dairy-free recipes. It’s not as rich as canned coconut milk because we’ve strained out the coconut pulp.
The milk stays fresh in the fridge for at least 5 days, but mine has been getting all used up much faster than that.
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Here’s the printable recipe for this Homemade Coconut Milk Beverage that is date-sweetened and dairy-free:Print
Here’s how to make homemade coconut milk beverage that is dairy-free and date-sweetened.
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened dried, shredded coconut
- 4 cups warm filtered water
- 4 Medjool dates, pitted
- Combine the coconut, warm water, and dates in a high-speed blender. Process for 20-30 seconds or ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the coconut mixed with the water through a nut milk bag into a large bowl. Squeeze the milk through the bag. Discard or save the pulp for another usage.
- Pour the milk into a glass container to be stored in the refrigerator (up to 5 days) or use it immediately in recipes calling for non-dairy milk.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 55 kcal
- Fat: 4.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
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