View Full Version : What to do with a mature coconut?
07-29-2009, 04:24 PM
I just opened up a mature coconut and now I have the meat and water ready to go. The meat still has the inner brown layer on it which I think is OK right?
Anyway, I'm not sure what to do with it all. It's my first coconut. My initial thought is to just throw the water and meat in my Vitamix to make coconut milk. Would this be good?
Also do mature coconuts get dipped in chemicals like young thai coconuts do?
i think they all get dipped.
i've got a big ole hairy brown coconut here too, just working up the energy to break that beast up and pry out the flesh. i have a single screw juicer that i can put it through to get the most incredible, intensely rich, decadent coconut creme. OMG, it's out of this world. you can only eat about a spoonful at a time without feeling overwhelmed. i'm going to freeze it and run it through that juicer again with some frozen fruit to make ice scream for myself. i usually make it w bananas for the kids but i don't like bananas so... one rich and creamy dessert for mama coming up!
of you can just blend it w water to make coconut milk. ;)
07-30-2009, 10:16 AM
you can dehydrate it and shred it to add to fruit for morning cereal
07-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Or just eat as is. Makes a nice crunchy snack!
07-30-2009, 06:38 PM
I ended up just throwing the coconut meat and milk with some water in my Vitamix. I then strained the coconut milk out the best I could and I put the dry pulverized meat back in my fridge.
Can I eat the pulverized meat? It had the inner brown part on when I threw it in the Vitamx. Is it OK to eat that part?
I'm thinking I'll just add the meat to my smoothies (I don't own a dehydrator) if it's OK. Otherwise I'll just drink the coconut milk (which is gritty!) and think through what I'd do with the coconut next time before doing anything.
the brown stuff is kinda crunchyish. maybe make a small smoothie with it to see if you like it or not. you could also include it in a nut loaf type recipe (again, small version to test it out) savory or sweet.
07-31-2009, 03:50 AM
I make the creamiest coconut milk with mature coconut meat.
I break open the coconut, pry out the meat, slice off the brown skin and chuck the meat into the blender with some water (you could use coconut water but I like to drink it plain or with juice) and blend the heck outta it.
Then I strain it through a cloth into a jug and it keeps in the fridge for a coupleof days, great for smoothies, milkshakes, fresh pina coladas and on muesli.
The leftover pulp is like wet desiccated coconut, you can use it to make 'fridge cookies', sprinkle it over museli, as the base of raw cakes, in curries and pates, there are many uses!
I tend to dehydrate it and use it in my museli, or added to cookies.
The pulp with the brown skin is still fine to eat, just a little more fibre. :)
07-31-2009, 01:09 PM
I made a smoothie with about 1/4 of the milk and a couple tablespoons of the meat and it came out great! It's super rich though so it's the only thing I've had all day. Typically I'd have eaten something other then a smoothie by now. And normally my smoothie would have been gone by now too! I still have a bit to drink!
Oh and next time the brown part comes off because it is a bit gritty and my kids won't go near it because there is brown stuff in it!
Thanks for all the help!
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