3 Reasons to Make Collagen Coconut Milk

DIY Collagen Coconut Milk

For the past few months, I have been making my own coconut milk. I use it in everything from Simple Curries to lattes. Homemade Coconut milk is even built into my Paleo “oatmeal recipe”. After you have made your own and see how easy it is, you will probably never buy coconut milk in the carton again.

3 Reasons to make Collagen Coconut Milk


1. It is way cheaper

If you are like me, you like to know you are getting a good value. Food is expensive enough. Store bought coconut milk is a total rip off. It is mostly water! Need more convincing? Well here is a table comparing the price per cup for common brands to homemade.

coconut price comparison

2. Store-bought brands contain a lot of Additives

Store bought coconut milk contains gums. Gums act as an emulsifier to keep the coconut and water from separating. They also give the “milk” a thicker, creamier texture. While some are better than others, all gums have the potential to irritate your gut. Some people are more sensitive to this than others. Chris Kresser did a really great break down of gums if you would like more information.

The cartons are also lined with plastic, which sometimes contains BPA!

Take a look at these ingredients and tell me which you rather consume.

Coconut milk ingredients

3. This recipe contains Collagen

Collagen (is great for you! It contains amino acids that most people are deficient in and helps heal your gut, the opposite of what gums do. Collagen is good for joint health and helps you sleep better. Since I have started consuming more collagen I have noticed my skin has gotten way softer. I could go on and on about collagen but in case you don’t really care I won’t, but if you would like to learn more check out this link to a Dr. Axe article.

Gelatin is Collagen that has been cooked

Collagen Coconut Milk

Making your own coconut milk is easier than you think 

Course Drinks
Keyword blender, coconut milk, collagen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 3


  • 2 cups water boiling
  • 2 cups water cool
  • 3/4 teaspoon grass fed gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut butter (manna)
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Bloom gelatin in about 1 tablespoons cool water
  2. In a blender, mix hot water, bloomed gelatin, coconut butter*, and salt, on a low spend for about 20 seconds.

  3. Add cool water, and refrigerate
  4. After the milk has cooled, shake to mix, one final time. 

Recipe Notes

*To make a richer coconut milk, more like you would find in a can, add ½ cup coconut butter instead of just 2 tablespoons.

The original recipe first appeared in a post I did for Open Sky Fitness

Collagen Coconut for Pinterest


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