Iahas-Homemade Coconut Milk

Homemade Coconut Milk


Coconut is widely grown in the southern coastal regions of India and hence an important ingredient in Curries. In ayurvedic cooking, coconut milk is often added to balance the spice level and provide earthiness to the preparations and increase absorption of other nutrients.

Good for all doshas. Especially good dairy alternative for kapha

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
Serves: 2 Cups


  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Blend shredded coconut along with water on high for several minutes.
  2. Scrape the sides of the blender and blend again until it is thick and creamy.
  3. Strain it into a jar and store it in the refrigerator. Can be stored for up to 1 week.
  4. The remaining coconut fiber can be added to smoothies or curries as a thickening agent.


This milk is used for cooking. For drinking: add ½ T of kokum extract, salt and blend it with garlic.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Avi Kumar

Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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