FRESH COCONUT MILK #NATURE’S MILK

I wish I could state that I scampered up an elegant and tall tree for my milk.

PALM TREES WITH COCONUTS
PALM TREES WITH COCONUTS

But I didn’t. I left the task to those expert pickers and climbers.

Extracting the beautiful white flesh from the husk brought me back to my childhood days. There was always an agile youngster in the neighborhood who could make his way up those tall trees and retrieve those coconuts. Oh, he could move in a flash.

However, I didn’t have to place myself in such risky position. Thanks to my neighborhood store, I was able to fetch a beautiful specimen. I brought it home and used my hammer to smash the sturdy husk open. There was the gush of water that I collected and drank. It wasn’t sweet (I’ve had sweeter). I then used my knife to remove the white flesh. Bingo! I was happy.

FLESH OF COCONUT
FLESH OF COCONUT

I did a quick chop of these pieces so as make it easier on the blender while extracting milk.

SMALL SIZES OF COCONUT FLESH FOR BLENDER
SMALL SIZES OF COCONUT FLESH FOR BLENDER

Coconut pieces were added to blender along with water. These were blended to white finish. A strainer was used to separate the milk from the pulp (residual). I will use this extracted milk to incorporate in my dishes like:

  • rice and beans
  • polenta (turned cornmeal)
  • smoothies
  • curried chicken, fish or shrimp

Nature’s milk has been good to me.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. AKIRAA says:

    I have learned that I have missed a hell lot from you.. but soon I’ll be coming to your house to try them all… 😉

  2. bblake10 says:

    Girl, you’re something else!! You’re welcome anytime. It’s always wonderful to see you. I also need to catch up with u.
    Have an awesome week-end.
    Cheers!

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