Homemade Coconut Milk (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free)


Recipe Ease: If you can find the coconuts, then this one isn’t too hard.


  • Combine equal parts boiling water and chopped coconut, allow to sit for one hour, then strain through cheesecloth or a tea towel. Discard coconut pulp.
  • OR Bring to a boil one cup dried coconut plus one cup water, cool, mix in a blender at high speed, then strain to desired consistency.
  • OR Combine one part powdered coconut cream plus four parts hot water.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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