Monday, 10 December 2012

How to Extract Coconut Milk

 
Coconut milk is the milky white juicy extract from the coconut flesh. There are two grades of coconut milk: The thick and thin. These two types are used in the preparation of different coconut milk recipes.
The thick is the first liquid extracted after grating/blending the coconut and straining with a sieve. This is then used for sauces, drinks etc. Warm water is then added to the chaff and strained once more. This is the part known as the thin coconut milk. It is used in the preparation of various dishes such as coconut rice and serabi cakes. Usually when left to set, coconut cream will separate from the milk and rise to the top. 
The milk extraction is not a daunting task after the removal of the flesh from the hard back. To extract, you could use a grater but to make it less stressful a blender would be preferable. You just have to add some water to make the blending process go smoothly. 


• Prep time:    30 minutes 
• Total time:   30minutes


What you’d need

Grater/ Blender
Grater pieces you can use


Coconut
Whole coconut with shell
• Knife
• Water

How to Extract coconut milk 
1. Mark the coconut round like I did in the picture 


2. With the Knife, strike the marked point all the way round till it cracks open.

3. Collect the coconut water in a cup and set aside


4. With the same knife, slice a point inside the coconut. Place the knife at the outer part and insert the knife from the outer to the inner sliced point to pull out the flesh.


5. After removing the coconut flesh, chop them into small bits then place in a blender


6. Add some water and blend till the thick milk comes out

7. Sieve the thick milk from the chaff then place the chaff back into the blender


8. Add some more water and blend once more 

9. Sieve the thin milk from the chaff. 


10. Use as Desired


Nutritional Information: Coconut milk is high in saturated fats which errrmmm isn’t good for the body so, skimming off the cream when it’s left to set could help in reducing the amount of fat in the milk.

Related posts:• How to make coconut rice

17 comments:

  1. Thank you Dobby, I didn't know coconut oil is high in saturated fats. Found you at Romance Meets Life and decided to stop by. Nice blog, I am following!

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    1. awww!!! Thank you eya. Just checked out your blog, awesome articles...now following too ;).

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  2. Lovely. I love coconuts and the milk seems not too hard to make. Nice to have you back.

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  3. @yeenkhar2:24 pm

    Very detailed!!! Nice job!

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  4. Hmmm, got to try this out soon. Thanks so much for sharing. First new thing I will be learning this year. Thanks so much dobbys

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  5. It didn't even occur to me that i could use a blender instead od a grater. Now that i know, it will be blender all the way!

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    1. Blending sure makes it so so easy.

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  6. Anonymous3:32 pm

    Dobby, please do you have the recipe for coconut candy?used to love that when I was a kid :)Thanks, keep it up , u doing a wonderful job.

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    1. its like you read my mind Anon :). Coconut candy brings back nostalgic memories too. Would put up a post on it next week.....Thanks ;)

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  7. Hi dobby,kip up the good work,ps can I use the ist nd 2nd exract 4 coconut rice???

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    1. Yes you can ij but the major extract needed for coconut rice is the 2nd extract (The milk).

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  8. Coconut contains a very high level of saturated fats, but the saturated fats found in coconut milk are mainly short and medium chain fatty acids, which are usually not stored by the body as fats. Instead, such short and medium chain fatty acids have been found to provide instant energy to the body.

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  9. Coconut milk contains a very high level of saturated fats, but the saturated fats found in coconut milk are mainly short and medium chain fatty acids, which are usually not stored by the body as fats. Instead, such short and medium chain fatty acids have been found to provide instant energy to the body.

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    1. Thanks for the contribution lambano.

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