Coconut oil is one of the world’s healthiest cooking oils. This is a pictorial on how to make yours.
First step is to break coconut and take out the flesh from the shell and rinse
Grate / Blend / Grind your coconut flesh. If you grate it you might need to add some water. If you blend or grind it you’d definitely use water to blend you may or may not need more water
Get a clothe seive (or cheese cloth depending on your location) the type used to seive ogi.
Using a cloth seive strain the Milk from the chaff. Then allow it to sit covered for a few hours. You might put it in the fridge too. This would allow the water settle to the bottom and the cream float to the top and you can use a scoop spoon to scoop it out
This is the coconut chaff. It doesn’t have to go to waste you may spread in a tray till it dries or oven dry it and store in an airtight container. Then it becomes your desiccated coconut, if you blend the desiccated coconut it becomes coconut flour which you can use in cakes, candies, biscuits etc. I would be posting pictures of my coconut candy in a fresh post shortly
Recipe for coconut candy can be found
This is what the coconut cream would look like, floating on top of the bowl. I kept this in the fridge so it congealed.
Molds of congealed cream in a pot. Now cook. I prefer to use a coal pot for this because of the boil time and fuel it consumes. This is because I make large quantities. You can however use your gas or electric stoves
Water left at the bottom of the bowl. I didn’t use too much water to extract the milk. You can use this to cook coconut rice or any of your favorite sauce.
After heating up the cream for a while the moisture escapes, the cream starts to curdle and the oil separates. Once most of cream has curdled and the water has dried out -curdled milk may turn brown and start to fry- out turn off the heat and scoop out your oil. You may use you seive cloth here again to squeeze out whatever oil in left in the curdled milk.
Coconut Oil smells so goood.
There you got it! Your pure unadulterated, coconut oil.