Hi guys, welcome to part 2 of our epic journey to make Coconut oil, because we are smart 🙋. Check out Part 1.
I realized something on my journey to make the oil, I got 3 other awesome products,I will highlight them as we go on.So here are the rest of the steps please enjoy.
Step 6:Blend the chopped Coconut flesh.
Here you have to eyeball things,the coconut shavings will not blend on its own so you have to add water, not too much though.So when you blend it, you get a goopy mess not a watery one.
Step 7: Sieve the results from step 6.
For me this was the fun part. You can use whatever you want as far as it can sieve things. Me, I used a white handkerchief, which I place over my bowl and poured the goop over it.
After which, I squeezed the handkerchief with my hands until all the water came out. This is the first product :COCONUT MILK.
Step 8:Refrigerate the Coconut Milk for 24 hours.
This part also requires discretion. Some sites recommended as little as 5 hours ,however,I preferred the 24 hours so that it could separate properly.
Now for the sad part, some sites recommended leaving the milk in the fridge. While some said leave out in the open. I divided it in half and put one in the fridge and one in my room.
One did not go well, the one in my room fermented and I had to throw it away 😭, I shed a few tears.
I had only about half of my milk to work with, which affected the amount of oil I got.
Step 9:Separate the coconut butter from the coconut water(?).
Now after 24 hours, you will see a top layers of pure white and a buttom almost colorless layer. The top layer is the second product :COCONUT BUTTER.
The lower layer is the third product :COCONUT WATER (I don’t know the name, I am guessing).
Step 10: Heat the butter to get your OIL.
Now the coup de gras, take the butter, and get yourself a pot, preferably a non-stick one. Put it on low heat and start frying the butter while stirring it continuously.
I fried the one in the picture below for about an hour. Fry until you can see small brown ball like residue(this stuff is edible, I don’t know what it is sha).
Separate your oil into a container, don’t cover it until it cools down completely though.
So this is my final product. Bear in mind that this is from less than half of my coconut milk. If you make yours you will get at least twice this.
I really think that the whole experience was worth it. I shall be making another batch soon,now that I am wiser.
Any questions you have please ask in the comments and I shall answer.
Also please do tell me when you make yours.