How to Make Baby Formula

How to make baby formula

Here is an amazing clean recipe on how to make baby formula! My third child was feed this exclusively for months and thrived!

We are all on a food journey and just trying to make the best decisions we can for our kids. Two of my three kids have experienced both breastfeeding and formula. Both of which have their own pros and cons.

When it’s time for formula this coconut milk baby formula is an amazing option!

This last year my third child was born and when it came time to transition out of breatfeeding I struggled with which formula to choose. My main struggle cam ebcause of the research I was doing into the details of foods and preservatives. (Research not reccommended unless your willing to change everything you know about food…lol)

Facing a struggle of no longer feeling personally comfotable with baby formula I hoped to find a clean preservative free alternative. A friend of mine, whos husband is a doctor, shared with me how to make baby formula.

After a bit more research into ingredients and the recipe I was excited to give it a try! My son loved it and after a blood test our doctor determined that he was thriving on the homemade baby formula!

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Why you will love this coconut milk formula.

  • 5 Minutes to make

  • Full of nutrients

  • No preservatives

  • Smells good

  • Tastes good

  • All natural

  • Fresh 


What makes homemade baby formula better then pre-made baby formula?

You know exactly what is in your homemade baby formula. Its all natural pure and organic ingredients optimized for an infants health. No additives or preservatives.

The FDA has approved many ingredients including different wax products, aluminum and many other preservatives. Check out the full list of approved additives here.

Substances that may be used in infant formulas are food ingredients that are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in infant formula and those that are used in accordance with the FDA’s food additive regulations (FFDCA 201(s) and 409).

Ingredients you will need for this coconut milk baby formula

*I have linked each ingredient to the brand of which I get based on hours of research so you can get what you need with confidence.

Ingredients in this recipe. | Missing: Kerrygold Butter. 

Can you mix breastmilk and formula in one bottle?

Absolutely. If you want to supplement with this formula you can do that!

How do I store this coconut milk formula? 

Store in a glass airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Each batch is smaller and should be the perfect amount for a few days for baby. 

How to make homemade baby formula?

Super easy, just throw all the ingredients into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth. 

How does this formula compare to breastmilk nutrient wise? 

Check out this chart that lays out nutritional information of this recipe to breastmilk side by side.

*See FAQ’s and specific tips following recipe below. (so you don’t have to scroll for a million years to find the food 😉 ).

Coconut milk baby formula recipe? 👇 

Coconut Milk Baby Formula

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes


  • Blender


  • 2 cup Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Water
  • 1 tbsp Collagen Hydrosylate
  • 3 oz Water
  • 1/4 tsp Unflavored Cod Liver Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 capsules Desiccated Liver
  • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Bifidobacterium Infantis
  • 1 tbsp Grass Fed Butter, melted


  • Combine all ingredients in high speed blender and blend for two minutes.
  • Store in fridge up to three days

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Frequently asked questions

Homemade baby formula is a great option. This recipe will work well to replace store-bought formula. 

Yes this recipe was originally taken from Dr Axe. You can find the original post here. 

No this recipe is not vegan because of the butter and liver present in the recipe. 

YES! It has so many great nutrients it would be great for a growing toddler. 

Store in refrigerator for 2-3 days in an airtight glass container. 

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  1. Hi. I am considering using this recipe for my baby who seems to be allergic to dairy. Has anyone you know ever successfully swapped the butter with coconut oil for a completely casein free formula? Thanks in advance for any info on this!

    1. What about using Ghee? It would incorporate fat but there is no lactose remaining in the “butter”. Coconut oil would work well too!

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  9. This is amazing, thank you. I just want to supplement with formula now, so I’m wondering if I can freeze this to use in smaller batches?

    1. I’ve never tried freezing this recipe but you could def try. We absolutely LOVED using this to supplement for our kids and they LOVED IT.

  10. If i do use this formula for my 6 month old, would all the measurements be the same or would they need any tweaking?

    1. Hi there just tried making the formula and it curdled …the coconut milk is like a thick cream now…not sure what I did? Tastes great tho!

  11. Is the elevated vitamin A and some other elevated things not of concern for an infant? I am looking for a homemade formula as my 4 month can not tolerate anything we have tried. The dietician and doctor have concerns about some things that are elevated.

    1. One super simple way to address any concern for your infant is to run a blood test. Every child I have used this formula with has had AMAZING levels on every blood tests the doctors have run.

    1. Yes, you can. It’s a great source of vitamins and minerals, so I would consult with your doctor if you decide to leave it out to be sure baby gets enough nutritional value.

  12. My newborn might have galactosemia. Im looking at using this but substitute ghee for butter. Also wondering about using black strap molasses instead of maple syrup for the nutrients.

    1. I cannot be sure about the molasses instead of maple syrup as I have not used it and this recipe was recommended by a doctor so I am not confident in making certain changes.

  13. Do you shake the cans of coconut milk or do you refrigerate (to separate fat from water) then scoop the fat out and just use that? Then use the water left over to make up the 1/2 cup coconut water?

    1. No, I use the full can, water, and fat. Then I also purchase separate coconut water for that part of the recipe. I have linked everything in the post so that you can see exactly what I bought and get it easily for yourself.

    1. I get all of these items from amazon and have linked each item in the post so you can easily access what you need and see exactly what I use.

  14. Noticed it has 2 cups of coconut milk which is 500ml and one can is 400ml, can I add a bit more coconut water/water instead to make up the difference? I don’t want to open a whole new can for just 100 more mls. Also could you use honey instead of maple syrup? Child is over 1 years old.

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