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Cocomilk (Coconut Milk) Recipe and Guide

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If you are looking for the freshest tasting coconut milk bliss then you have come to the right words. I’ve scoured the Internet cookbook, (basically food blogs) and realized there is a need for another coconut milk tutorial. When making a blog post I try to keep with ideas that are new and contribute to the world of food, rather than retell food stories that are already on the Internet or in books, and honestly there are a lot of coconut milk tutorials already all over the Internet’s pages.

 There are many cocomilk tutorials that get the basics down, but I have a few personal tips and tricks that will be valuable to your coconut milk making experience.

1.   Coconut Flake Size Matters

2.   Use Just Beneath Scalding Water (110 degrees is optimal)

3.   If You Use This Milk In Recipes Be Sure to Use the Cream

4. Vanilla Changes Everything

5.   Drink or Bake with Within Three to Four Days

6.  Use the Coconut Pulp

7.  Use a Wide Mouth Container for Storage

Raw Cocomilk

1.   The first tip is that the size of the coconut flakes matters. Obviously tiny shredded coconuts will be packed into a cup and have more coconut volume than large flakes, but I didn’t realize this until making coconut milk with the same ratio of large coconut flakes to small flakes. The result was a pretty watery milk that didn’t compare to the full on mouth bliss I’d come to know. My mouth already knew what full tasting coconut milk was, and thus could not be deceived by this coconut watery perpetrator of mouth lies.

Measuring the coconut out into grams would be an excellent way to get the right ratio for this milk, but I do not have a scale and I’m sure a lot of others don’t either. So cups it is (to be updated in the future with grams once I get a scale).

2.   You definitely want to use warm water when you make the milk because room temperature water causes the cream to stick to the edges of your blender. If you do use room temp water by accident then just use a plastic thingy to scrape out the coconut cream and add it to your cream or just eat it as is.

3.  When using this milk you really want the fullness of the flavor to come through.  The delicious fat of the milk solidifies to the top of your milk when it gets cold and forms a layer on the top. To get to the milk I just poke a hole through the cream, pour out the milk, and then add some of the cream.

4.   You can easily add other extracts, but vanilla harmonizes with coconut like a melody of a goddess.

5.   You will easily be able to smell when this milk goes sour, and it happens really quickly. This also means the flavor is incredibly fresh tasting if you consume it in time, and it will be hard not to anyways 😉

6.  I let my bag hang outside overnight and turn it into cocopulp crackers, or just use it for texture in fat bombs. There are tons of other uses for it though, such as the ones found in this word.

7.  I save up old containers and use them to store my coconut milk, apple cider or kombucha. The old Trader Joe’s jar is actually perfect for this. Use glass containers for warm liquids, but plastic is fine once they are room temperature or cold.

 

 

Ingredients:

Ingredients

1.5 – 2 Cups Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

or

3-3.5  Cups Large Flaked Unsweetened Coconut

4 Cups Barely Scalding Water/ 110 Degrees F (If boiling it could explode out of the blender)

Cheesecloth or Nut Milk Bag (I use this hemp one)

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Directions:

  1. Combine your coconut and water in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend on high for a few minutes.
  3. Strain the milk through a nut milk bag (found here), or cheesecloth.
  4. If making more milk put the pulp back in your blender, add more coconut and repeat.
  5. Dry out your cocopulp by hanging the bag outside and either make coconut flour or use the pulp for texture.
  6. Drink within 3-4 days.

 

Expanded 7.

Use Me Bottles

In the fridge your coconut milk will separate and make a cream. You can whip this up for coconut whipped cream, or just add the cream into your morning warm cocomilk. (I do this a lot and just add a dash of vanilla for flavor).

Large Jar

If you use an old bottle with a short mouth the cocomilk winds up hardening and you have to either stab into the bottle with a long knife or heat up the bottle in water on the stove. I do this if I’ve run out of jars. 

Small Bottle

 

Happy cocomilking.

When finished put on fuzzy socks and go take pictures of your epicness outside.

Fuzzy

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Melted Flowers Cocktail

Somehow in the liquids of time gin got pushed into the Godfather territory. People know it exists but not many actually try it, and there’s debate on its worth for those that do.

I am a strong lover of gin. To me it has always tasted of melted flowers dripping into my sprog. The flavor is bright yet hardened by the alcohol soothing its inner dwellings. 

Tanqueray is my go to bar gin, but the very first gin to enter me was from this couple doing a tasting at a Spec’s. I was learning how to life on my own at this point. I had quickly moved in with a lover that I was, of course, going to spend forever with and no one understood how fiercely our love conquered age. I, oddly enough, had a dream about him last night where he left his Tech job to work at a vape job. He isn’t that silly, except for in dream mode. This human was working often though and I learned how to function in solo around the Fort Worth and Dallas regions.

My main entertainment was a joybliss hole called Buon Giorno’s in Grapevine. Go here if you have the chance. It is eldern style of dark woods and a European feel where you talk to people instead of your laptop. This coffee shop held three humans I still consider life term friends despite having left that time of my life a year ago.

While at Spec’s I was browsing through alcohol and trying to find something new. I already had Kraken in my hands, but I’d had that taste many times. I asked about gin and she smirked. She said not many people liked gin but she enjoyed it. I asked about the flavor and she said it was hard to describe, but they were having a tasting of it soon. Some local vendors were coming in with the gin they made.

To someone who was currently counting dollars a tasting sounded amazing before committing. My father was the frugal type and had us wait an hour and come back before buying things at fairs or malls. I appreciate that deeply now.

I waited about twenty minutes and browsed through collections of bottles. Some had flowers nuzzled inside but they weren’t the mouthbliss flowers that were about to soak my mouth and leave their love stains.

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It was then that I met the makers of Gompers Gin. I remember it vividly despite it being an old memory. I fell hard for gin and asked how people could not love such a flavor. They said not all gin is like theirs and had laughter singing in their words. They meant it. I thought they might be a bit conceited, but bought the bottle to avoid losing such a flavor.

I actually finished the bottle to make this cocktail. They were not wrong, as I’ve learned in trying a few gins that a bite at the end. All gin is still accepted inside me, but you want to try perfection before delving to deep. Their taste is simply melting mouthbliss. Some people just don’t know gin as well as they do.

I deeply recommend getting Gompers Gin. Not just because the flavor is the first gin your mouth should know, or flavor it should learn anew with gin, but because they are small batch and the couple played Pokemon and Smash Bros.

Melted Flowers Cocktail

The simplest cocktail, a savior when needing a keto or paleo friendly bar option:

Melted Moments:

1 to 3 Shots Gompers, or inferior, gin

The rest of the glass’s fill of soda water

The juice of a lime section

Roses (optional)

To Make

Combine the above