How to make fresh coconut milk
nb - the coconut should be past its jelly stage and have contain firm white flesh
Chop the coconut in to small pieces. Start chopping at the eyes as this is usually the softest part of the coconut.
The water which comes out of the coconut can be discarded, water from a mature coconut is usually oily and not as nice as water from fresh jelly coconuts.
For each piece of coconut, prise the flesh away from the shell using a sharp knife.
Grate the coconut finely.
Place the grated coconut in a bowl and pour on a glass of water.
Squeeze the coconut to extract the milk from the flesh
Hold a strainer over a clean bowl and place the coconut and water mixture in to the strainer.
Squeeze the coconut milk out in to a bowl.
Repeat the previous two steps until all of the milk has been extracted from the flesh.
You can know when there is no more milk to be had when the grated flesh no longer has any taste.
Strain the milk several times to make sure all of the sediment is removed.
The milk is now ready to be used.
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