I love Coconuts!! And making fresh coconut milk and coconut cream is super easy once you know how to open a mature coconut and get the fresh meat out. In today’s video my husband will demonstrate how to open a mature coconut (he’s the official coconut opener in our household!).
I’ve also included some photos below showing the difference between a young coconut and a mature coconut. Myself, I’m from Canada, and obviously I didn’t grow up with coconuts, and I only learned about the different types of coconuts through my travels, so I thought I’d include some visuals for those in North America or Europe that may be new to coconuts! The main difference between a young coconut and a mature coconut is the young one has more sweet water and very little coconut meat inside, whereas the older/mature coconut has less water (that isn’t as sweet), and more meat inside. Packaged Coconut Water comes from young coconuts, packaged or canned Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream, and also Coconut Oil and Dried Shredded Coconut all come from mature coconuts.
Stay tuned, in the next coming days (or week) I will be uploading some videos showing how to make fresh coconut milk and cream, how to make coconut ice cream, and I’ll be sharing an Indonesian curry recipe using fresh coconut milk!! Yum Yum Yum!!! 🙂
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