I don't even need to suggest where to use it... You'll find all kinds of uses (especially spooning it in your mouth when no one's looking)!
2-3 Young Coconuts (when picking, the heavier for their size the better)
Sweetener of choice (I really like stevia as the coconut is already sweet)
Small but strong spoon
Large Cleaver (or unimportant knife)
A: Thick, white flesh with clear, light yellow, nutty smelling water. It will pull away from the sides with nothing sticking to the inside of the shell.
B: Less thick and the flesh sticks a bit to the side.
C: Little bit translucent at places in the flesh. Kind of liquidy as you peel away from the shell.
D:Very thin translucent flesh with a red tinted water.
F: No flesh, only pink water.
For this recipe you want C or higher. The lower the score the less flesh, and so you may need more coconuts to make enough cream (is there ever really enough cream?).
The one in the picture above is a B.
Two coconuts gave me 3 cups of coco water. Perfect for a hydrating drink after exercise or beverage to offer guests.
Make sure you don't have bits of the shell attached to the flesh.
Coconut cream is nice to keep on hand for:
Pumpkin Porridge (click here)