With just two ingredients, you can have coconut milk for soups, smoothies, and baking.
- 2 cups (480 ml) water
- 1 cup (75 g) shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
- Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 3 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Chill or serve immediately.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve or filtration bag for a smoother drink.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Coconut Milk is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorey from Boiling water? I've been making coconut milk and found online that everyone heats the water first to soak the flakes, or chips. That made sense so I've been doing it but letting it cool first as it seemed too hot to put in the plastic container of my Vitamix. However, I still burned my hands squeezing the nut bag. I just read a question on a blog that echoes my thoughts....has anyone tried using room temp water? And your instructions don't mention heating the water, or soaking the flakes. Do you just dump the water and flakes in and start the Vitamix? That would surely simplify matters! I will surely try that today. One other thing...the first time I made coconut milk I ran the machine a couple of minutes. Later, in the fridge, the water and flakes separated. Next time I ran it a full three minutes and it didn't separate. Thanks for your info.
Date published: 2016-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachelle from Simple and easy This is the right recipe. Some call for 1 c coconut to 4c water - it's far too watery for our taste. This is creamy and twice the health benefits.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jah Sous Chef from Creamy and flavourful Perfect ratio for a delicious creamy beverage. Super easy to make. I mixed it with pineapple and banana for a refreshing non-alcoholic boat drink.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dfhcooks from Love the Vitamix- don't know why I waited so long I bought this on sale at Costco. Love, love, love it. Making smoothies every morning, have stopped buying commercial almond and coconut milk. Tried cashew milk- yum. The machine is amazing. It really goes well with the desire to eat clean and healthy and whole grains. Love the juice capabilities and the kids love the milkshakes. Smoothies are a great way for kids to get nutrition and disguise it!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lydia58 from Makes great drinks! I used unsweetened coconut with this recipe and it makes great coconut milk. Just the right consistency. I used it to make a mocha. I also use real unsweetened cocoa and added honey for sweetener. All heathy ingredients. Thank you for this recipe!
Date published: 2016-03-31
Can I use a dry container to make milk? Once the milk is made, do I turn the machine off before resetting the dial back to 1?
You will have a better outcome using your wet container to make milks. You should always turn your dial to one (and variable if this applies to your machine) , then shut your machine off.
Date published: 2016-06-28
I'm trying to decide between the S series or the C series. I routinely make coconut milk (1 cup shredded coconut & 2 cups water) and almond milk (1 cup almonds & 3 cups water). Would I be able to make these in the S series 40 oz container?
You can do these things in the s series machine, however with this machine you are limited to 40 oz. If you feel you will be making bigger portions you will want to go with the Classic Series machine, you can always purchase a smaller container for this unit if you feel necessary.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Can I use raw coconut meat from a mature coconut for this?
Yes you can, you may add some vanilla bean or a sweetener to your liking.
Date published: 2016-01-27
Can I heat my homemade coconut milk to add to my already hot coffee? I have been using store bought, but they are no longer selling it in my country. I once found that it curdled. What can you advise?
Home made coconut milk may just separate and not curdle. When using the vitamix blend the coconut milk longer so that all the particles a very finely blended and then use this product.
Date published: 2015-12-28
How long will the coconut milk last?
Coconut milk will last about 4-5 days in refrigeration.
Date published: 2015-11-13
I'm tracking my weight in Weight Watchers. If I strain the pulp and use unsweetened coconut, how would alter the nutritional composition? How much fat remains if I use the nut milk bag to remove pulp? I can't find a good answer.
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||16 g|
|Saturated Fat||15 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||29 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6 g|