So easy, so yummy, so good for you! In Hong Kong, fresh young coconuts are easily available at the local supermarkets. They provide lovely fresh coconut water to drink, and soft creamy coconut meat to eat. Making coconut yogurt kefir is a great way to add even more probiotics to your daily diet.
The coconut water, you can drink straight, or ferment into coconut water kefir.
3-4 young coconuts
1/2 Cup of water kefir (more or less depending how much 'meat' your coconuts had)
1 Tablespoon of water kefir grains (optional)
Scoop the meat out of the young coconuts
Put it in your high speed blender (I use a Vitamix)**
Start to blend to see how thick/thin it is
Add enough water kefir to blend it smooth and creamy - to the consistency you want
Optional - if you have extra kefir grains you can add them too, this will make the coconut yogurt ferment more, but might get too sour for some people. This is completely optional, I only do it when I have a load of extra grains and know I will eat the coconut yogurt within 1-2 days.
You can eat it fresh at this point - my daughter loves it!
Alternatively, you can put it in a bowl on the counter to ferment for a few hours. It goes fluffy and more sour this way, but I still love it (daughter does not).
Coconut yogurt can be eaten plain, added to a bowl of cut fruit, eaten with cereal, enjoyed as a creamy topping to any raw dessert and more. It will last in the fridge up to 3 days so no need to finish it all at once. After 3 days I find the taste is a bit too sour for most people.
I also like to dehydrate coconut yogurt into coconut wraps - just spread thick on your non-stick dehydrator sheets! For more on dehydrating click here.
WARNING! Even in the fridge it expands, so please make sure your jar has room for the ever growing coconut yogurt.
** Note on blenders - you really do need a high speed blender to get coconut yogurt to the right consistency, regular power blenders just don't get it 'creamy' enough.
To learn how to open a coconut check out many videos on youtube or see this step by step photo instructions from Loulanatural:
How to Open a Coconut, step by step with photos
Coconut Water Kefir
Loulanatural - Coconut Yogurt