Having Fun with a 25¢ Coconut

I found a cracked coconut this afternoon at the Grocery Outlet marked down to 25¢.  After looking around on Google for a little while I decided to try making coconut milk with it.  It was fairly easy and really quite fun.

  1. Crack open coconut.
  2. Use a table knife to separate the flesh from the shell.
  3. Peel off the dark skin using a knife or veg peeler (mine was too dull)
  4. Cut into small slices or pieces and place half in the blender with 1 cup water from the tea kettle.  Blend until no chunks show in the blender container (This took a couple of minutes with my Kitchenaid blender).
  5. Pour into a fine sieve and repeat with the rest of the coconut.
  6. Take small handfuls of the coconut from the sieve and squeeze to release more milk.  Place the coconut meat onto a sheet pan to dry for a couple of days.

I ended up with a sheet pan full of unsweetened, shredded coconut and a pint of coconut milk.  All of this for only a quarter.

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