View Full Version : Homemade coconut oil?
04-21-2006, 04:02 PM
I can't seem to find that anywhere here, esp. raw. I have in one of Ann Wigmore's books a recipe for making my own coconut oil from scratch. Will this do as a subsitute, anyone know? I'd rather make myself anyway, to tell the truth.
Any comments welcome.
04-21-2006, 07:23 PM
Hey Diane, would you share that recipe? :D
04-22-2006, 12:58 AM
hummm, I imagine that pressing the meat would release the oils, if you had enough pressure, but I'm not sure I would even try it.
However, if you have a recipe, I would think it might be kind of fun to do this.
Lady Green Jeans
04-22-2006, 01:04 AM
Curious if the press on a Norwalk juicer would do this. Has anyone tried? How does Ann Wigmore recommend getting the oil?
04-22-2006, 04:57 PM
Just pressing the coconut flesh results in coconut cream! I'm not entirely sure how they separate the oil. In the fermentation method they press out the cream, then let it ferment overnight before separating the oil (something is needed to separate the oil form the rest of the cream). In the DME method a light amount of heat (this can be below raw levels) is used to dry the flesh before pressing. I'm not sure of specifics though. It must be possible because I know someone that makes and sells fresh coconut oil made in an all glass press they designed themselves. They are purists of the best kind and have the best oil of anywhere I have seen.
Good luck with your experiments and please let us know how they go!
For me to make coconut cream I shred the coconut in the Greenlife with the homogenizeing screen, then juice it with the coarse screen. You get the most amazing coconut cream. YOu can use that in soups, desserts, Life by Chocolate (I posted the recipes earlier) or just mix with carob powder and freeze in an ice cream tray for amazing carob chocolate! The coconut cream is delicious and so beautifully sweet. Make sure you have REALLY good coconuts first; once I made cream with 6 and ruined with with ONE bad coconut. Arghhh! *GRIN* Never again - I learned my lesson.
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