If you have never had the pleasure of sipping cool, refreshing coconut water directly out of a young coconut, then you are in for a real treat.
A coconut tool makes drilling a hole easy, but if not a Dremel or drill will do the trick. Once the hole is drilled, carefully insert a straw into the top and enjoy a highly nutritious, very delicious hydrating drink to take you through the scorching weather of summer. The tender flesh of this immature coconut can be scooped out with a spoon and eaten as a delicious treat, but there is another way to make use of this coconut and that is by making ice cubes out of the water.
After you drill your hole into the top, empty the contents into an ice cube tray. The water from one coconut fills one ice cube tray just perfectly. A bit of sediment may appear as the result of a flaking off of the interior, and that is just fine. After filling, place the tray into the freezer, and when the coconut water has turned to ice, pop the cubes out and into a freezer storage bag for later use.
They come in very handy in making smoothies and those tropical summer cocktails that we all love. The ice is also refreshing on its own when crushed and served in a chilled dessert dish. You will wonder how you ever got by without this wonderfully flavorful and refreshing coconut water.
Both the coconut and coconut tool are available from Melissa’s Produce. Run, don’t walk, to get yours. It’s going to be a long, hot summer!
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