- 1 litre of very hot water (80ºC)
- 1 coconut
- Firstly you have to halve the coconut. You can see how to do it correctly in this link of “Cocina fácil”
- Keep the water in a bowl (juice) or drink it. Then dice it.
- Put very hot water in the Chufamix container, insert there the filtering glass and add 1/3 of the coconut pieces.
- Soak for one minute and blend.
- After that you must add the rest of the coconut little by little while blending.
It´s essential to make it with very hot water to melt the coco butter. We´ve tried to make it with natural water (room temperature) and sometimes the coco butter becomes solid, so it´s really difficult make a nice whole milk and of course, the filtering process becomes difficult. Using hot water, the recipe is easier and the milk tastes delicious.
Advice and tips
- You can use 200-300 grams of dry shredded coconut instead of a whole coconut. In this case it´s not necessary to add the nut pieces little by little, so you can add all of the ingredients at the same time.
- When you store the coconut milk in the fridge for a couple of days, it separates and the top of the milk becomes solid because of the coconut butter. You can use this as an oil or butter, or you can heat the milk up to melt the solid part and drink it. If you have high-cholesterol you should separate the butter and drink the remaining liquid as a “light” coconut milk to avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut butter.
- You can recycle the pulp. You have 4 days to get it into the fridge and add it to a yogurt or any other meal. It is perfect to use in baking. If you have no time to consume it, you can freeze it. Link here to see the recipe about how to do a homemade yogurt cake with coconut pulp.
We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!