Coconut milk is HUGE at the moment. It seems to be in every recipe and superfood drink. I love to make my own from coconut flakes! But what if I take it to the next level and toast the coconut flakes? Result? Coconut heaven on earth! The toasting adds a richer, fuller coconut flavor to the milk that is absolute flavor bomb sensation!
Coconut Milk Fun Health Fact: Coconut milk is not only delicious, but it is the perfect “Bye Bye Nasties” Elixir! It is antibacterial, antiviral, antipyretic, and anti-fungal, so basically it is anti-everything nasty that your body can be holding onto, or contract. Oh and one more “anti” power it beholds? Anti-inflammatory!
TOASTED COCONUT MILK PULP
You know the other perk of making this milk? All the toasted coconut pulp you are left with. Add it to your next batch of granola, or energy bars or even dry it out in a low-temperature oven and sprinkle atop the next chocolate bar you make. It will give any treat that extra coconutty boost. Yum yum yum!!
I use this toasted coconut milk in my morning matcha and afternoon Goji berry tea. It takes both drinks to the next level and then beyond that!! This milk is the perfect way to mix up the coconut rut you might be in. 🙂
Toasted Coconut Milk
Take your homemade coconut milk to the next level by toasting the coconut flakes. The result is a coconut milk bursting with a robust coconut-y flavor!
Toasted Coconut Flakes
Filtered Room Temperature Water
Toasting Coconut Flakes
Pour coconut flakes on a baking sheet and bake at 175 Celsius (about 350 Fahrenheit) for about 5 minutes or until lightly browned. WARNING: The coconut flakes brown VERY quickly so don't take your eye off of them or else you'll end up with burnt coconut milk 😉
Making the Milk
Add the toasted coconut flakes + filtered water to your high-speed blender. I used a Vitamix.
Blend on full blast (aka high speed) for 1 minute
Strain through a nut milk bag to remove the pulp from the coconut milk
Pour into a bottle and enjoy! The coconut milk will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Shake the milk before using it as separation is common.
*Note- The coconut milk fats might solidify in the refrigerator making it difficult to shake and pour the coconut milk. To fix this, run the bottle under hot water for a few minutes, or let the bottle sit in a hot water bath until the coconut milk is fluid.