Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Thai Young Coconut / Homemade Coconut Milk

I was so excited to see that the local grocery store has young coconuts for only $1.25 each. I stocked up since I like them much better than the regular brown coconuts. I think they taste lots fresher, and it's SO much easier to get them open.

I usually add the water and meat to recipes, but this time I made my own coconut milk. It was simple to do and really delicious; you just blend the water and meat together. I like using coconut milk in smoothies and vegan ice cream.

Chef Steffy Sue (I love her!) has a neat video on how to open young coconuts. She is such a cutie and she is a wealth of information on healthy cooking. You can watch the video here.


  1. I have never seen or heard of a young coconut! Of course, maybe I just haven't been looking. I've read alot about coconut milk but have never used it. I know coconut oil is great for baking though and I do use that all the time.

  2. I've never bought a young coconut...actually, come to think of it, I've never bought a regular coconut. I do love it though. I will have to try making my own. :o)

  3. I don't think I've ever seen a young coconut. I bet fresh coconut milk is fantastic in ice cream!