Saturday, June 20, 2015

Coconut Milk with Omega J8004 Juicer & Mature Coconuts

Use the Omega J8004 Masticating Juicer to make coconut milk from freshly shredded coconut from mature brown coconuts. In this video I start with shredded coconut from four mature coconuts. To this I added three cups of warm to medium hot water. I have read that using hot water helps in the release of the fat from the coconut meat. Not to hot as you don't want to harm the beneficial biotics. I have since started using 1 cup water per coconut, as this is the perfect amount for using the milk to make ice cream. I mash the shredded coconut and water a little and let it sit for 1 or 2 minutes. Then I start feeding it into the Omega Juicer. Keep an eye on the container catching the milk, when it gets near full stop the juicer and pour the milk into your pitcher. Replace the container and keep juicing. In the video I forgot to put the strainer screen on the container that catches the juice. The Omega Juicer comes with this strainer screen that catches the small amount of pulp/fiber that may come out with the juice. Using this will make your coconut milk smoother.

I take the coconut fiber that is caught in the 2nd container and put on a baking pan in the over at about 200F for an hour or 2. Then I run it through the blender. This makes a nice flour to add to your pancakes or waffles or baked goods.

The Omega 8000 Series Masticating Juicers are slow speed, single gear type juicers that are the best type for juicing green leafy vegetables as they wring out almost all of the juice. They also excel at squeezing out all the good fat out of coconut meat. They are also great for juicing all kinds of fruits and vegetables, where the centrifugal types of fast spinning juicers are mainly good for soft fruits.

If you are going to use the milk to drink you will be adding more water after juicing as it is so thick. I usually use 3 coconuts to make 2 quarts of coconut milk. To keep the fat from separating I use some Guar Gum (Bob's Red Mill is good). I mix 1/8 teaspoon of Guar Gum in a cup with 1/4 cup or less of coconut sugar ( or regular sugar, Erythritol or your favorite powered sweetener). Mixing the Guar Gum with the powdered sweetener keeps the Guar Gum from immediately clumping up when adding it to the milk. I put the milk in a pitcher and stir the milk with an immersion blender and slowly add in the Guar Gum and sweetner mix. I also add 1/2 Tablespoon Vanilla extract. You can use a normal blender here. Then I add more water to bring it up to 2 quarts. The milk can separate a little bit overnight in the refrigerator. A little shaking or stirring with a spoon will mix it back up. Use this milk to make your cappuccinos also, it is awesome!  ( I think Starbucks stole me idea, as they are starting to offer it). Enjoy!

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