Homemade Thick and Creamy Coconut Milk

Homemade Thick and Creamy Coconut Milk

While on our dairy-free trial, I have decided to give homemade coconut milk another go.

After 4 failed recipes – surprisingly from some really popular blogs -, I gave up and decided to create my own version. It is exactly what I was looking for. Decadent, milky, and perfect for our favorite drinks.

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Get the coconut flakes I use here. (affiliate link)

Homemade Thick and Creamy Coconut Milk Recipe

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Thick and creamy coconut milk is perfect for adding to dessert recipes, pouring over fresh fruit, or creating decadent drinks. You can even pour over ice and enjoy a cold glass of coconut milk straight up.


  • 4 cups of coconut flakes
  • 3 cups of water
  • pinch of unrefined salt


  1. Bring coconut flakes, water, and salt to a rolling boil.
  2. Remove from heat and cover.
  3. Steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture into blender and blend for 5 minutes.
  5. Strain through fine sieve or cheesecloth.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate and use within the week.
  7. Note: Shake to redistribute oils after settling.


Silky Banana Bread Bites (allergen-free, GAPS legal, Paleo, Primal)



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Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

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