Making Coconut Milk

I’m sure that this is nothing new since there are tons of blogs out there that probably have already shown you how to make coconut milk but this is what I did this morning and figured I’d share anyway.

Coconut milk really is very easy to make with only two simple ingredients, water and shredded coconut. I used four cups of water and two cups of coconut flakes.

I blended them up in my Nutri- Bullet- I love this thing BTW. I use it a lot. I will have to share one of my favorite smoothie recipes soon.

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I use a cotton flour sack towel to strain mine in since I don’t have a nut bag or cheese cloth. These towels work perfect for me. No fancy tools needed here.

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Squeeze as much of the water out as you can.100_0319

I save the pulp,100_0320

and put it in a freezer bag for later use. I will probably dehydrate this to make into flour. No since letting it go to waste.100_0321Then I just pour the milk into a mason jar and into the fridge it will go. It lasts about a week if I’m not drinking my smoothies everyday then it lasts me 4 days.100_0323

See how super simple that was. Took me all of maybe 15 minutes to make.

Making apple cider vinegar

Today I am attempting to make apple cider vinegar. I have wanted to try it for awhile now but haven’t gotten around to it but I’ve watched several YouTube videos and checked several blogs and I think I’m ready to do it.  Since we have around 8 to 10 inches of snow after Monday’s snow stormed dumped  more on top of what we got the weekend before, I haven’t got much else needing done outside so why not give it a try.100_0287

I chopped up two cups of apples, got my filtered water ready, poured in 4 cups and added 1 cup of cane sugar.100_0289

Stirred it all up and poured another 4 cups of water on top of the apples and sugar.100_0290

Then I added 2 tablespoons of AVC with the mother to the mix to help it ferment a bit faster.100_0292

I put a weight on top of the apples to keep them under the water. I read that it’s supposed to help prevent mold by keeping them under the water so we will see.100_0293

And then I covered the mix with a towel  instead of a lid to let it breath and release the gases as it ferments. I just have to remember to stir it up every couple of days. That will be the hard part since my memory isn’t always the best.100_0295

Keeping my fingers crossed that this works since it’s my first time trying it. I will try to post an update on it once a week until it’s ready in 4 to 6 weeks.