February 25, 2024

Fresh Coconut Milk: Today you can buy coconut in the can … well, not in my days growing up in Jamaica. Why, when we could just make it ourselves with fresh coconuts that were easy to find at the market. Canned coconut milk often has added sugar. That’s why, for some of my recipes, like Mackerel Rundown, I prefer to use traditional fresh coconut milk. You’ll see in the video that it’s easy to make, and nutritious with no preservatives. If you have a blender you can make fresh coconut milk in minutes!


8 cups cold Water
2 brown Coconuts


1. Using a knife, wedge the “meat” of the coconut away from the shell
2. Cut the coconut in small pieces and puree in a blender with water in batches
3. Pour the mixture into a large bowl through a large strainer; press the coconut in the strainer to squeeze out all the milk

Makes 8 cups

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