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How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk and a Recipe for Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

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How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk + Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa RecIf you have shredded coconut on hand for making desserts or homemade coconut butter, I’m thrilled to share yet another useful way to use shredded coconut; you can make homemade coconut milk! We will then use that beautiful creamy coconut milk to make the best damn dark chocolate hot cocoa.

All you need is a cup of shredded coconut and a full ball jar of water plus a little to account for what steams off and stays with the pulp.

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk + Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa RecAdd coconut and water to a medium-large saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Stir to break apart any clumps and reduce to a low-boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes. Then place everything into a blender and blend on high for about 50 seconds (I used the whole juice setting on my Blendtec). Strain through a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer to remove the coconut pulp. Store in a glass jar with a fitted lid and shake before using. Homemade coconut milk should keep up to a week.

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk + Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa RecI always love to take in the frothiness after the pour – kind of like a good stout. 😉

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup shredded coconut (please avoid the ones with propylene glycol)
    • 32 ounces of water + 1/2-1 cup water

    Instructions

    1. Add coconut and water to a medium-large saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Stir to break apart any clumps and reduce to a low-boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-20 minutes. Then place everything into a blender and blend on high for about 50 seconds (I used the whole juice setting on my Blendtec). Strain through a nut milk bag or fine mesh strainer to remove the coconut pulp. Store in a glass jar with a fitted lid and shake before using.

    Notes

    *If you want sweetened coconut milk, add 2-3 pitted dates with the coconut - boil, blend and strain as normal. *A pinch of salt will bring out natural sweetness. *Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract plus dates from above to have sweetened vanilla coconut milk. *Save coconut pulp in a bag in the freezer; add it to smoothies, oatmeal, or desserts.

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    and now for homemade Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa using fresh coconut milk!

    How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk + Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa RecI swear coconut milk makes a better hot chocolate than almond milk. Rich, creamy, and chocolatey is how I would describe this heavenly cup.

    Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa

    • Yield: 1
    • Serving Size: 1 cup

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounces (1 cup) homemade coconut milk
    • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa (I haven't tried it with raw cacao yet)
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
    • pinch of sea salt
    • pinch of vanilla bean powder or 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract

    Instructions

    1. Blend ingredients in a small personal blender until powders are well combined. Then warm it in the microwave or on the stove. Recipe can easily be doubled etc to how many servings you need.
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    What will you be making with your homemade coconut milk? xo

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    3 comments

    1. Tori says:

      Great recipe! I just made this coconut milk yesterday, and boy is it good.

      I have been contemplating trying to make my own coconut milk kefir, and I wondered if you have tried it? I even have a package of kefir grains in my refrigerator, all ready to go. But I would love some expertise to guide me.