It irks me to no end when I start making a recipe, only to find I don’t have all the ingredients that I thought I did. On the other hand, it helps me discover creative (and often very inexpensive) ways to solve that particular problem. So, if you’re out of coconut milk or you’d like a cheap way to make your own, here you go!
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
2 cups hot water
In a blender, combine the ingredients and mix for about two minutes. Pour through cheesecloth to remove the chunks (but if you’re using it in something like a soup or curry, it’s delicious left in!).