Heart warming milk…

On the German version of this blog I post on every 6th of the month a DIY or recycling “recipe”. The post for the English blog is sometimes delayed, but today I’m right on time with this easy to do recipe.

It’s self-made coconut milk that will make you and your pets (if you have a cat or a dog) happy 🙂


Fast (warm) coconut milk from desiccated coconut


preparation time:

ca. 15 minutes



ingredients for about 2 cups:


desiccated coconut/coconut flakes however much you like, depending on how “coconutly” your milk should taste

2 cups water

(coconut sugar or maple syrup – optional)



Heat up water and desiccated coconut in a pot, but don’t cook it. Simmer for a couple of minutes and stir occasionally. Blend it. Press through a fine strainer (I used a tea strainer).

You can use the leftovers of the desiccated coconut for muffins or cakes.

If you like you can add vanilla or coconut sugar or alike to your milk.

I enjoyed it without any additional flavouring, yet, I used quite a bit of coconut flakes.

My biggest fan when it comes to coconut (flakes) is Shaolin. If prepared like I mentioned (without sugar or spices) she likes to lick the lukewarm milk.

For humans this is the right heart (and stomach) warming goodness in a cup for the upcoming cold season. So I’ll definitely prepare it again.

By the way I got the idea for this easy to prepare coconut milk from this how to video. Check it out.

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Caribbean feeling…

Fruit salad “Caribbean”

preparation time:

ca. 15 minutes



ingredients for 4 portions:

1/2 honeydew melon
1 apple
1 peach
1 coconut
(tools: sledge and screw driver ;))


Put the screw driver in place on top of one of the darker spots on the coconut. Use the sledge on top of the screw driver to hammer a hole in the coconut. Remove tools. Place the coconut on a glass or bowl the hole facing down to gather the coconut water.

Cut the flesh from the melon (without seeds). Clean the peach and chop it. Peel the apple and chop it. Mix all fruit pieces in a bowl and add as much coconut water as you like.

Serve the fruit salad freshly.


The rest of the coconut water you can just drink as refreshing beverage.

The remaining flesh in the coconut can either be used for coconut flakes (to garnish the fruit salad) or you use it to make coconut milk yourself. That you can even use in soup.

So here is how you make your own coconut milk:

You need:

100g coconut flakes
350ml water (you can also substitute some of the water by coconut water)

Here’s how it goes:

Boil up the coconut flakes with water in an open pot. Be careful, it can easily boil over! Remove from the stove and let it rest for about 15 minutes.

Blend the flakes-water-mix. Pour the milk through a strainer. Apply some pressure (with a spoon) on the flakes in the strainer so all the milk goes through.

Can be used like purchased coconut milk from the can. If you like your coconut milk to be thicker use less water or more flakes.


(found on chefkoch.de)



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