Ever wonder how to extract thick coconut milk from fresh coconut? It is quite easy and you just need some time. Fresh thick coconut milk without any additive is the key ingredient in Pandan Coconut Milk Agar Agar Jelly and Coconut Milk Brown Sugar Agar-agar that helps the jellies to split into 2 beautiful layers.

Canned or boxed coconut milk (including some fresh coconut milk sold in fresh market too) is usually loaded with additive, thus it is thicker and the water and oil won’t separate. Fresh coconut milk extracted from fresh grated coconut is thinner, but the taste is richer than the store-bought.

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How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
 

How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut | MyKitchen101en

Yields: about 250 ml of thick coconut milk + 400 ml of thin coconut milk

Ingredients:

  • 350 g fresh grated coconut (from 1 mature coconut)
  • 500 ml hot water

Directions:

1 Put fresh grated coconut into blender, add in hot water, blend until fine.

 

2 Put a piece of cloth on a sieve, pour in the blended coconut, set aside for 10 minutes until not too hot.

3 When slightly cooled, squeeze out the coconut milk.

 

4 Strain the coconut milk again into a transparent container.

5 Keep refrigerated for 2-3 hours.

6 After 2-3 hours, the coconut milk will split into 2 layers, the upper white layer is thick coconut milk, the bottom layer is thin coconut milk.

7 Scoop out the thick coconut milk carefully using a ladle, use it in recipes that call for thick coconut milk. The thin coconut milk can be used to replace water for cooking nasi lemak (coconut milk rice).

How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut

How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
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How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut

Ever wonder how to extract thick coconut milk from fresh coconut? It is quite easy and you just need some time. Fresh coconut milk extracted from fresh grated coconut is thinner, but the taste is richer than the store-bought.
Prep Time25 mins
Chilling time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Southeast Asia
Keyword: extract coconut milk
Yield: 250 ml
Cost: 1

Equipment

  • 1 blender

Materials

  • 350 g fresh grated coconut from 1 mature coconut
  • 500 ml hot water

Instructions

  • Put fresh grated coconut into blender, add in hot water, blend until fine.
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
  • Put a piece of cloth on a sieve, pour in the blended coconut, set aside for 10 minutes until not too hot.
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
  • When slightly cooled, squeeze out the coconut milk.
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
  • Strain the coconut milk again into a transparent container.
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
  • Keep refrigerated for 2-3 hours.
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut
  • After 2-3 hours, the coconut milk will split into 2 layers, the upper white layer is thick coconut milk, the bottom layer is thin coconut milk.
  • Scoop out the thick coconut milk carefully using a ladle, use it in recipes that call for thick coconut milk. The thin coconut milk can be used to replace water for cooking nasi lemak (coconut milk rice).
    How to Extract Thick Coconut Milk from Fresh Grated Coconut

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Notes

Yields: about 250 ml of thick coconut milk + 400 ml of thin coconut milk