I found a fresh coconut in my neighbor's front lawn. Started hacking away at it in the kitchen with my cleaver and before long I had an amazing amount of fresh coconut water.
This was a young green coconut and had virtually no meat inside, just fresh electrolyte filled water.
Next I pitted several Medjool dates, enough to fill an entire container. I poured the coconut water on top, making sure to cover all of the dates with the water.
Press the dates down into the coconut water with the back of a fork. Place the covered container in the refrigerator and let it sit overnight for at least 8 hours. In the morning stir the dates well, breaking up and mashing any lumps until you have a creamy "coconut water date paste".
Coconut Water Date Fluff/ Paste
1 young coconut, water from
10-12 Medjool dates, pitted
Place dates into your container of choice, one that has a lid, and cover completely with the fresh coconut water. Make sure the dates are submersed in the coconut water. Allow to sit overnight, at least 8 hours, covered in the refrigerator. In the morning, mash and stir the dates until creamy smooth. To turn it into a fluffy texture, process in a small food processor instead! Will keep a few days in the refrigerator, freeze for longer storage in smaller batches for future recipes.
It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator but for longer storage measure out smaller batches and freeze for future recipes.
Here is one of her recipes to try with this wonderful "coconut water date paste":
Orangeade from http://www.blenditandmendit.com/
1 T pure vanilla extract
1/2 C date sweetener ("coconut water date fluff/ paste")
Blend till creamy in a high speed blender.
+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for a snugly little four year old on my lap as I type this post.