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How to Extract Milk from a Coconut

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Prepare the Coconut
Opening the eyes of a coconut

Pierce the eyes at the top of the coconut

Rhonda Parkinson
When it comes to extracting milk from a coconut, a common misconception is that all you need do to is pierce the black "eyes" on the top of the coconut and the milk comes flowing out. Actually, extracting milk from a coconut is a bit more work, but the results are worth it! Here are easy step-by-step instructions, with pictures, showing how to make your own coconut milk from the meat of a coconut.

  • What you'll need:
  • a medium bowl
  • corkscrew to pierce the eyes
  • sharp implement for cracking the coconut
  • blender
  • cheesecloth
Step 1. Pierce the three black eyes at the top of the coconut with a sharp instrument.

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