How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut {VIDEO}

Heather Dessinger

This post contains affiliate links.
Click here to read my affiliate policy.
How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut {VIDEO}

In this video, my lovely assistant and I will demonstrate how to make coconut milk from fresh coconut. And for those of you that like written instructions:

coconut shreds
Print Pin
3.25 from 4 votes

How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut

For this recipe you will need: hammer, meat mallet or rolling pin, kitchen towel, sharp knife, stainless steel table knife (it will bend so maybe dedicate one for this purpose), medium bowl, blender, butter muslin or clean, old cotton t-shirt, pillowcase, etc., large jar
Calories 0kcal
Author Mommypotamus


  • 1 coconut
  • 1 – 1½ cups water


  • Using the sharp knife, pierce the eyes of the coconut and drain water into a bowl
  • Put coconut on a hard surface (preferably concrete, tile might crack!) and smack with hammer/meat mallet/rolling pin until it splits open. It’s wonderfully therapeutic.
  • With your kitchen knife, pry the coconut meat from its husk. I used a paring knife in the video, and you’ll notice a Hello Kitty bandaid appears on my thumb halfway through. A kitchen knife is stiff and well-suited for the purpose, but it will bend so don’t use your good stuff.
  • Peel away any brown pieces of skin that adhere to the coconut meat.
  • Place coconut meat and coconut water in a blender, adding 1 – 1½ cups water (hot water will draw out more coconut oil from the meat and yield a thicker product).
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Pour coconut mixture through a butter muslin or clean old t-shirt into a large jar. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  • Store in refrigerator



    Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

    Waste Not ~ Want Not

    How To Make Coconut Milk From Fresh Coconut {VIDEO}

    Your leftover coconut makes delicious shredded coconut. It’s wonderful for making Leite de Coco (coconut fudge), Coconut Cremé Brulee, and more. And it’s easy to make, too! Simply place the shredded meat in your dehydrator for 5-7 hours at 95 degrees F, or until the shreds feel very dry.

    Related Posts

    About HEATHER

    Heather is a holistic health educator, herbalist, DIYer, Lyme and mold warrior. Since founding in 2009, Heather has been taking complicated health research and making it easy to understand. She shares tested natural recipes and herbal remedies with millions of naturally minded mamas around the world.