Make your own agua de pipa/coconut water?
So I've realized that I have an affinity for packaged coconut water and it helps me (very physically active) stay hydrated, but it's very expensive. This is compounded by the fact that I used to live in a tropical country where young coconuts were easy to come by, free or 25 cents, in season. I also don't like how many commercial brands of coconut water use environmentally-unfriendly packaging. I can give up drinking this stuff, i suppose, but I wonder if there's any way to make it myself, or if there's some sort of powdered product that I could add to regular water to create the same drink with less waste?
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What you'll need:
1 bag of shredded coconut(sweetened or unsweetened)
I use the unsweetened coconut. Fill the filter up with shredded coconut about a half an inch from the top. Fill the coffee pot with water and pour into machine. Wait for it to brew, will take longer than a pot of coffee due to the thickness of the coconut vs coffee grounds.
Once complete take your pitcher and fill it with ice and pour your coconut flavored water over the ice. If you choose add in 1 to 2 table spoons depending on the size of your pitcher and stir. Refrigerate for about an hour to cool. Before consume unless your pitcher has a filter skim the hardened coconut oil off the top and enjoy.
Personally I use it instead of regular water to "cut" my homemade juices.
1 Can (400mL) Coconut milk
14 cups of bottles spring water
(makes 16 - 1cup servings)
It would definitely offer the "watered down" consistency as opposed to the thicker coconut milk version - curious if anyone find fault in this recipe. Thank you for your time!
What you describe (and what Sam posted) is not coconut water, but diluted coconut milk. The coconut water is what is inside of a coconut, not what's in the flesh. Two different things. Your drink sounds delicious and contains some good healthy fat. It's just not coconut water. I may try it just as a new beverage.
"True Lime" and "True Lemon" it's crystallized juice. And comes in handy little sachets. http://www.truelemon.com/products.html
I used to buy the coconut water at Whole Foods in a regular milk carton. Have you tried that? I know there is powdered coconut milk but, again, not "water." Not terribly helpful but...Ah, here's something interesting, "...Coconut vinegar, made from fermented coconut water..." Sigh, no electrolytes.
importfoods.com imports the young Thai coconuts, but you'd spend a fortune geting it that way, plus what would you do with all that coconut???