When I discovered that you can make your own coconut milk at home, I’ve never bought another carton from the store again! The homemade kind has far superior taste (plain store-bought tastes like nothing), doesn’t have added ingredients (carrageenan, anyone?), and is less expensive. And thankfully, it’s really easy to make!
1.5-2 cups shredded coconut
4 cups hot water
Process together in blender for 1.5-2 minutes. Strain. That’s it!
You can also make your own coconut “flour” from the leftover pulp. Simply dehydrate and grind! This flour doesn’t act the same as coconut flour that you can buy. I’ve managed to heavily adapt a coconut flour cake recipe using my homemade flour after many not-so-successful tries. I like to use this flour for the topping on my berry crumble recipe.