Before doing anything else, it is important to make sure if preparing coconut milk for your guests is the right choice. Some people are allergic to milk or coconut and you should check with your guests before putting in all the effort. Once you have decided that you are going to make coconut milk at home, consider purchasing coconut from your local super market. Make sure the coconut is dry but not empty. The fluid inside the coconut is what adds the special flavour to the milk. Ask your friends or family members to help you buy the best quality coconut, if required. Remember to take your time while buying your coconuts as you are looking for the best quality for you milk.
Take out your blender and add the dried coconut and hot water into it. For those who do not have a blender, they can crush the coconut into small pieces and mix it into hot water. Be careful when using the blender as it can be dangerous. Always put the lid on tight of the blender when you turn it on.
Blend the dried coconut and hot water for at least ten minutes to achieve the required texture. It is advised to position the strainer over a bowl and pass the mixture through the strainer to remove large coconut particles and achieve a smooth texture. You can use the left parts in your other recipes.
Now consider adjusting the consistency of the coconut milk. This can be done by adding a little extra water. Add water slowly as it will not be possible to remove excess water. Add sugar to the coconut milk if needed. Keep it refrigerated before serving to the guests. Try not to water down the coconut milk with too much water as it will ruin the taste and texture of the beverage.