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Healthy Sweet Coconut milk recipe with benefits
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5 from 3 votes

Healthy Sweet Coconut milk recipe

Creamy, naturally sweet, and the perfect dairy-free alternative to milk! homemade coconut milk made with 2 ingredients in 10 minutes! Let me show you how.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Beverage, Drinks, healthy food, milk
Cuisine: British, Chinese, Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan
Keyword: coconut milk, coconut milk recipe, weight loss drinks
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 53kcal
Author: recifit


  • A high power blender
  • Nut Milk Bag to Sieve Fresh Coconut Milk
  • If using coconut milk for a sweet application a sweetener (optional)
  • Also, if using a fresh coconut- a sharp kitchen knife, hammer, and patience!


  • 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3-4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • 1 nos. Date optional
  • Tbsp vanilla extract optional
  • Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder for chocolate "milk" or 1/4 cup fresh berries for berry "milk" optional
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup for sweetness


  • Add coconut, 3 cups (720 ml) water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a high-speed blender.
  • Top with lid and cover with a towel to ensure it doesn't splash. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mixture seems well combined.
  • Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as needed. Add remaining 1 cup (240 ml) water if too thick.
  • Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a nut milk bag, a very thin towel, or a clean T-shirt. In my experience, it benefits from a single strain either through a very thin towel or nut milk bag.
  • You can save pulp for baked goods or add to oatmeal, smoothies, or energy bites.
  • Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate. Will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days (sometimes more).
  • Enjoy cold or hot and shake before use, as it can separate in the refrigerator (due to no preservatives!).
  • Can be used in smoothies, with granola, for golden milk, for matcha lattes, or for baked goods.


Storing and using homemade sweet coconut milk: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Your coconut milk will separate after being refrigerated (or when melted after being frozen) - this is normal! Just give it a good shake and it should be ready to use.
Use homemade sweet coconut milk as you would use any other natural food stores coconut milk.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 6 (1/2 cup) servings calculated with 3 cups of water and the leftover coconut pulp nutritional content subtracted.


Serving: 1 half-cup serving
Calories: 53
Carbohydrates: 2.3 g, Protein: 0.5 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 4.4 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 7 mg, Fiber: 1.4 g, Sugar: 0.9 g,

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