COCADA. Kokos drikke.

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I love the “cocada” drink! Every time I visit Morrocoy National Park I never miss it. All along the Venezuelan coast, which is: 3726 Km of coastline and 1,008 km of Coastal Ocean and 1276 km of insular territory*, is surrounded by beautiful palm trees.

The abundance of these trees in the eastern side of the country makes the “cocada” of Puerto La Cruz city super popular.

In my opinion this drink is the ultimate beach drink since it is refreshing, energizing and of course…luscious!

Another piece of information that some might find interesting is that some venezuelans add a splash of coconut water in their whisky while relaxing in the beach, to me is delicious and CERO hangover. Coconut water (not the milk) is incredibly healthy and one of the best drinks to hydrate the body. So whisky and coconut water… something to think about, huh?

The bag of grated coconut 200gr is under 10 kr🙂

 

Ingredients

60 gr grated coconut (revet kokos) from the bag (or 1 unit of the fresh one)

90 gr sugar

300 gr milk

50 gr condensed milk

1 tbsp cinnamon

Ice cubes

Procedure

If using grated coconut from the bag: mix the milk and the coconut and let them stand for 30 min. so the coconut will hydrate a bit. Then place all the ingredients into a blender and enjoy. It makes 4 glases!

If using fresh coconut: pre-heat the oven at 180C and bake the coconut for around 10 min…or until you hear/see a crack! The heat will open up the coconut for you…waaay easier than smashing it against the floor and less dangerous than using a hammer. Once open, take the shell off and grate the coconut flesh. Then place all the ingredients into the blender and enjoy. It makes 4 glases!

* the source: http://www.monografias.com/trabajos6/maes/maes.shtml

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