Coconut Milk {Using Fresh Coconuts!}

Coconut Milk {Using Fresh Coconuts!}

It’s no secret that I am OBSESSED with all things coconut.  I made some coconut water kefir the other day and decided to try using the coconut meat to make coconut milk instead of my usual coconut yogurt.  It worked beautifully!

This coconut milk is really easy to make, doesn’t require straining, and is delicious!! I used it to make piña colada smoothies all week.  (I’ll share that recipe in a separate post!)

Coconut milk using fresh coconuts // This House of JoyNotes:  

To make this recipe (or fresh coconut yogurt or sneaky chocolate pudding), you really need a high powered blender.  If you don’t have a Vitamix or Blendtec, I cannot guarantee the results.  I know they are expensive, but they are well worth the investment.  I have been using mine multiple times per day for seven years!  Borrow one if you have to, or put it on your Christmas list :)

To make opening your coconuts as easy as possible, I highly recommend getting a Coco Jack.  I have been eyeing them for some time now, and my sweet mom sent me one.  Life changing!!!

I talked to the folks at Coco Jack to express my appreciation for such a fabulous tool and they offered to give This House of Joy readers 10% off any purchase.  How cool is that?! Just use the code ILOVECOCONUTS when purchasing.

The easiest way to open coconuts //

Coconut Milk Using Fresh Coconuts
Serves: 8
  • 2 Coconuts
  1. Open your coconuts and drain the water into the container of your high-powered blender.
  2. Scoop out the meat and add it to the blender container.
  3. Blend on high until your coconut milk is smooth and creamy.
  4. Refrigerate.
  5. Note: It will separate in the refrigerator, so just shake it before serving.


Coconut Milk Using Fresh Coconut Meat
Use this recipe if you are using the fresh coconut water to make coconut water kefir.
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup fresh coconut meat
  • 3 to 3½ cups filtered water (or coconut water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp raw honey (do not use if you used coconut water)
  1. Put all ingredients in a high powered blender (Vitamix or Blendtec) and run on high until completely smooth.
  2. Feel free to adjust the amount of water used to suit your preferences.
  3. Refrigerate.
  4. Note: It will separate when refrigerated, so shake before serving.

Uses for Coconut Milk:

Sneaky Chocolate Pudding

Nourishing Hot Cocoa for Two

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Pina Colada Smoothie

Power-Packed Chocolate Smoothie

Pina colada smoothie using fresh coconut milk // This House of Joy


Do you use fresh coconuts in your cooking? What’s your favorite coconut dish?

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About Sherry McAnelly

Wife & Mommy. Real food advocate. Essential oil enthusiast. Chocoholic. Lyme warrior. All things work together for good.


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