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03-29-2007, 09:37 PM
Hurray! I just got a couple of young coconuts (they're pretty hard to get where I live) and am wondering what are your favorite ways to prepare these bad boy's:p. Maybe in some sort of dessert... I think I saw a good looking samosa recipe with young coconut in it on greenchefs... the possibilities are endless!:D
03-29-2007, 10:53 PM
VANILLA BAVARIAN CUSTARD
2 cups young coconut meat (tough to say - 4 - 6 young coconuts?)
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tbsp. OJ
1/8 tsp celtic salt
1 vanilla bean
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tbsp. soy lecithin granules
1 tbsp. coconut oil (I use expeller so it doesn't taste coconutty)
THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE BOMB!!!!!!
03-29-2007, 11:41 PM
The Thai Coconuts are so GOOD for you. I use them often in Fruit Smoothies......
03-30-2007, 12:24 AM
Check out the lemon trifle recipe on Gliving network. I made it, and it is soooo super yummy! easy too.
03-30-2007, 12:27 AM
Oh my petals...that looks so fab! As soon as the strawberries are ready for this season I'm making that! Thanks for sharing that link.........yummy.:)
I think my favorite use of the thai young coconuts so far has to be raw ice cream!!! I played with some recipes and came up with a few just in the last 2 weeks...and I posted them here. They make the texture of ice cream phenomenal!!! So much like SAD ice cream. My family hasn't been missing the bad stuff at all:D
03-30-2007, 07:15 AM
This recipe came from Michelle (www.fromsadtoraw.com). Mexican Vanilla Frozen Yogurt. But we make our's as a shake in the morning.
All of almond milk (we make our's: 1 1/2 c. water, 1/2 c. almonds, 1/2 tsp. honey or use your soyquick maker)
All of juice from one young Thai coconut
All of meat from one young Thai coconut
2 medjool dates (I use 6 honey dates)
1/4 c. honey or to your liking
2 tsp. vanilla extract or to your liking
Sprinkle with alot of Cinnamon to taste
Ice cubes ( I use 9)
Blend till nice and creamy!
03-30-2007, 07:29 AM
I like simplicity:
meat of 2 young thai coconuts
1/8 c coconut water
1" piece of vanilla bean
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Blend the hell out of it in a HS blender - CUSTARD! Spoon over fruit or leave as is.
YUMM (I had this for dessert yesterday...its GREAT for energy - I make it before yoga class - and drink all the water...it keeps me hopping!)
03-30-2007, 12:08 PM
It's from gliving.tv It's is amazingly delicious. I ate this for breakfast for a week straight.
Young Coconut Meat
Tumeric (Optional, for color only)
Coarse Almond Crumbs
Vanilla Bean Seeds
4 Cups Strawberries stems Removed
Traditional English trifle is sponge cake, jam, whipped cream and custard (oops, mustnít forget the sprinkles) layered in a big glass bowl and generally served around Christmas time. My version is a bit different as you might imagine and I get to eat it year round.
Instead of putting it all in one big bowl, I like to make individual servings in wine glasses or short juice glasses.
For the Lemon Custard:
To make the lemon custard, place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Set aside.
For the Almond Crumbs:
To make the almond crumbs take 2 cups of almonds and process in a food processor until finely ground. You could use the crumbs as is, or for a more refined texture, put the ground almonds in a strainer and sift them, separating the fine crumbs from the coarse crumbs.
Mix all of the ingredients for the almond crumbs by hand in a small bowl and set aside.
For the Strawberry Sauce:
Take 2 cups of the strawberries and puree in a blender with some agave nectar to taste. Chop the remaining strawberries into quarters.
Pour some of the lemon custard into the wine glasses. Next, put a layer of almond crumbs in followed by some chopped strawberries and strawberry sauce. Repeat one more time so that you have 2 layers. Chill until ready to serve
03-30-2007, 02:38 PM
Wow, thanks everyone, everything looks great! I just finished breaking them open and getting all of the milk and meat out of them so now it's time to pick one (or maybe two!) of these delicious looking recipes...
03-30-2007, 03:41 PM
I made up a chocolate pudding that's made with the baby coconut meat and it freezes up like really yummy rocky road ice cream. I'll go find the recipe and will post later (and will probably make some again since I'm thinking about it :) )
Edited to add that my favorite thing to do with the juice is to drink half of it right on the spot then freeze the other half for a slushie an hour or two later. THE BEST afternoon pick-me-up hands down!
03-30-2007, 03:59 PM
open & insert straw ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
03-30-2007, 08:21 PM
Lemon-Strawberry Trifle looks super YUM :eek:
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