August 15, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
The Omega VRT350HD juicer is an great all rounder, one of the functions that you don’t hear about all that often is that it is great at making nut milks such as coconut milk. Do you know how to make coconut milk?
This is something that we have to make, the water inside the coconut is not the milk. In actual fact, to make coconut milk, we have to combine the water with the flesh. The white solid that is on the inside of the shell is actually the coconut meat.
Opening a coconut is not all that hard once you know how to do it. You can actually do it with a hammer. I like to drink the water by drilling a hole first of all. But when I make the milk, I can’t do that. Getting the meat out of the coconut once it is open is a bit of a challenge. You can buy the Coconut Tool online which makes the job a bit easier. Trying to do it with a regular knife is pretty tough.
Once you have got the meat out, just combine this with the coconut water (or fresh water) in a blender. When you blend this together, you get a nice full bodied kind of smoothie. If you’re after a thinner milk type of drink, you can either strain it in a nut milk bag or use a juicer such as the Omega VRT350HD.
When you read juicer reviews, you will understand that not all juicers are able to make this sort of non-juice drink. Since this style of juicer grinds the pulp and liquid together really well, it ensures that the milk that comes out is the right consistency. It is for this reason that vertical masticating juicers are regarded so highly, as far as making nut milks goes. By squeezing out so much of the fats contained within the pulp, we get the highest quality milk. The juicer takes care of separating the pulp from the liquid.
Updated August 15, 2011. Published July 19, 2011. Bill Szydlowski