First attempt at cracking a Thai young coconut. The directions on the label sure did not work! They said to chop off the top and insert a straw to drink the water. That wouldn't have done the trick for me anyways since I needed the meat. I hope people just don't drink the water and waste the meat. That's the best part! Thankfully I came across this awesome YouTube video from Chef Steffy Sue.
Three knives and a spatula later, I successfully opened the coconut.
Blending the Coconut Cream
- 1 cup young coconut meat
- 2 cups cashews
- ½ cup young coconut water
- 4 tablespoons agave nectar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Pulp from 1 vanilla bean
- 1 cup water (optional)
I have extra so there may be an apple pie in my future. :)
Layered with Coconut Cream and Strawberry Date Sauce
This is one of my all time favorite recipes - cooked or raw. I can't wait to have it again and I want everyone to try it!