• Shredded, unsweetened coconut (full-fat)
Homemade Coconut Butter: I took a bag of shredded coconut and simply blended it in my Vita-Mix for about 3-5 minutes. (Note: If you use a food processor, blend for 10-ish minutes.)
Homemade Coconut Milk-Tropical Traditions
• 1 1/2 cups water
• 7/8 cup dry unsweetened coconut
In a medium-size kettle, heat the water, but do not bring it to a boil.
Place the coconut in a blender and add 1 cup of the hot water.
Blend for 2-3 minutes.
Place a colander in a bowl and line the colander with 4 thicknesses of cheesecloth.
Pour the blended coconut mixture into the cheesecloth and twist to extract the milk, letting the milk go into the bowl.
Return the coconut pulp to the blender and add the remaining 1/2 cup of hot water. Blend for 1-2 minutes, strain and press through the cheesecloth into the bowl.
Makes about 1 cup