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How to Make Coconut Water Taste Better

How to Make Coconut Water Taste Better

Coconut water is naturally sweet and is loaded with minerals. It is tasty as is but there are several ways you can it taste even better. Keep reading to learn how to make coconut water taste better.

What is coconut water?

Coconut water is natural water available inside the coconut. The water has a natural sweetness and a tropical flavor. You can also make it by blending coconut flesh with water. Coconut water is widely consumed by people worldwide, especially during summer. It is loaded with nutrients and offers several health benefits.

Benefits of coconut water

  • Coconut water is loaded with antioxidants that remove free radicals from the body. As a result, they help to protect the body against diseases like cancer and chronic heart diseases.
  • It helps lower sugar levels in the blood, thus proving beneficial for diabetes.
  • Coconut water is rich in minerals and electrolytes like potassium, sodium, calcium, and magnesium.
  • It is a great way to treat dehydration in the body.

Can you make coconut water at home?

A close look at a macapuno coconut fruit cut in half.

Although you can easily buy coconut water from any grocery store, you can also make it at home. Homemade coconut water has a more refreshing flavor and is free from any preservatives. If you are planning on making coconut water at home,  there are two simple ways to do so.

  • The best and easiest way to get coconut water is by poking holes in coconut and draining the water. For that, you will need a drill or a screwdriver. Poke holes in the coconut until you reach the hollow part. Pour the coconut water into a glass or jug over a strainer and enjoy.
  • The next best way to make coconut water is by blending the flesh. Because you can only get a small amount of coconut water in every coconut, most people use this method. You just need a high-speed blender. Pour water in a blender jug along with coconut flesh. Blend at high speed so that the flesh breaks apart. Strain the mixture into a jug. Enjoy your fresh coconut water.

How to make coconut water taste better

Coconut water’s original flavor is nutty, sweet, and gives you a tropical vibe. However, there is always room for more improvement. Here are a few ways to make coconut water taste even better.

  • Honey: Most of the time a little sweetness enhances the flavor of a drink. The best ingredient to add sweetness to coconut water is honey. Its sweet and rich flavor makes coconut water taste better, plus you can’t ignore the many benefits of honey. You can also use maple syrup, agave syrup, or any sugar-free sweetener.
  • Ginger: Ginger is known for its unique and slightly spicy flavor. Plus, it has been known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Adding a few slices of ginger to coconut water makes a great difference in its flavor.
  • Mint: Mint leaves are not there just for garnish but for their refreshing aroma and flavor as well. Its cooling effect leaves a lasting impression on your tastebuds.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice’s citrusy and tangy flavor adds freshness to any beverage. Plus, its acidity also balances out the flavors. The natural sweetness of coconut water is balanced out nicely with lemon juice

More ways to make coconut water taste better

different berries

  • Orange juice: Most people like to mix the coconut water with orange juice for a tropical vibe.
  • Salt: Salt doesn’t just add a salty flavor, but it is also known as a flavor enhancer.
  • Pineapple juice: Pineapple is yet another tropical fruit whose juice is refreshing. Mix it with coconut water and enjoy the tropical blend!
  • Watermelon juice: Watermelon juice is super refreshing in summers and is widely used in slushes. Mix it with coconut water, and you will get the best summer drink there is!
  • White wine: Spike coconut water with white wine!
  • Berries: Blend coconut water with mixed berries and enjoy a rich, flavorsome drink.
  • Milk: Milk might be the last thing on your mind when it comes to making coconut water taste better. But it sure makes a difference. To enjoy a unique and creamy beverage, you can add evaporated milk, coconut milk, or full-fat milk.

Making coconut water – the recipe

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: N/A
  • Total time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coconut water (fresh or canned)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 to 6 mint leaves

Preparation

  1. Add coconut water, lemon juice, honey, and mint leaves to a jug and stir.
  2. Chill in the refrigerator and serve.

Coconut Water

Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups coconut water fresh or canned
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 to 6 mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • Add coconut water, lemon juice, honey, and mint leaves to a jug and stir.
  • Chill in the refrigerator and serve.

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