Have you run out of your favorite dairy-free milk? Don't feel like running out to the grocery store (or stuck inside due to cold or snow)? No problem! It's super-easy to make your own non-dairy milk. I shared a few recipes for do-it-yourself, dairy-free milks in The Allergy-Free Pantry.
Here is the missing (super-simple) coconut milk beverage recipe:
Homemade Coconut Milk
1 cup coconut flakes or shredded coconut flakes
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
The vanilla extract is optional (or is can be replaced by another flavor that you prefer). You also have the option to add a little bit (not more than one tablespoon) of sugar, if sweetened milks are your thing. Here we go...
1. Combine the coconut flakes, water, and vanilla extract (if using) in the vessel for a blender:
2. Blend on high speed until smooth:
3. Strain the milk (trust me, it's yucky if you don't):
4. Refrigerate until ready to use and then enjoy!