Coconut Milk

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 3 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Coconut milk is a staple on the world’s barbecue trail, used in marinades in Malaysia, sauces in Brazil, and in refreshing desserts all across the globe. You can buy reasonably good coconut milk in cans (two widely available brands are A Taste of Thai and Chaokoh), but it’s not difficult to make your own. Here’s how.


  • 1 ripe (hard) coconut
  • 2 cups boiling water


  1. Prepare the coconut, through removing the brown skin, as directed in the box, setting aside the coconut water. Break the large pieces of coconut into 1 to 2-inch pieces.

  2. Place the coconut, reserved coconut water, and boiling water in a blender and blend for 3 minutes. You may need to work in two or three ba