If you've been looking for a coconut milk recipe, look no further. If you ever wondered about making coconut milk from scratch? Here's how to do it.
Ever wondered how you get the milk out of those rock hard shell? It's simple.
In the Philippines where coconuts are abundant, we cooked just about anything with this nut milk. Coconut milk must be embedded in my veins. I ate food with it in them every day!
Hey, those coconut water straight out of coconuts shells are so refreshingly good for you. It's even said that it's better than intravenous hydration fluid. So toss that canned imitation flavored junk. Drink the real one, the good stuff.
For years I never bothered making this directly from real fresh coconuts. Life was busy and I've settled for the canned ones instead. Realizing how much chemicals are added to those things are really shocking, I started making my own.
I grew up in a land where folks were always making coconut milk almost everyday for cooking. Back in the day, in a galaxy far, far away, I've watched my Mom & Dad make this milk from start to finish. They even made the freshest coconut oil on the planet.
It starts from taking the coconut from the tree, strip the husk off of them, bust them open (save the juice for beverage) grate them, press the milk out off them and simmer it in a wok until it turns into oil.
Darn, I miss it. That stuff smells really good. Nothing like fresh coconut oil. I used to look forward to skimming the fat that collects on top of the wok. Those stuff was really fatty, yet crunchy and smells so ridiculously good and addicting.
Take it from a Filipino girl who grew with folks who were always cooking with coconut milk. Here in America, here's how to make your own.
You see, when you crack the coconut open, the liquid that you see inside it is NOT coconut milk. It's yummy coconut water. Save it and drink it fast because it's the real thing from mother nature - not from a can or box that says real coconut water. Don't be fooled. Read the fine print, it's probably 10% coconut water, if anything it says is true.
The white flesh that you see is the meat. That meat contains all the milk. You grate it, but why do it the hard way? Here's what you do. Take it from this Filipino girl. Make this coconut milk recipe the simple way. This is how it's done:
This coconut milk recipe is of course improvised from the native way of extracting milk from fresh coconuts. Where I came from, we did it the hard way buy grating it. But this is the 21st century when when the make high speed blenders like the Vitamix, and this is how I make my coconut milk in America. Cheers!
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