A few days ago, I woke up with an intense craving for Coconut Milkshake. My first thought was ‘hmmm!’ for I could not understand this new affair that I seemed to be having with coconut.
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My last craving was for coconut rice. It came one month before this one and it cost me much more than I had budgeted. You see, I bought two coconuts on that day but after extracting the meat from the shell of one, I rinsed and tasted it and discovered that it had no ‘coconuty’ taste; I felt like I had just chewed water.
So, I pushed that one aside and went to work on the second. Behold, that one too was no better than the first. I realised then that my village people were at work. But did I let them win? Mbanu! I picked up my phone and ordered coconut rice from Kilimanjaro Fast Food.
When it arrived, I sat down and enjoyed myself. Afterwards, I went into the kitchen, blended the coconut meat and still used the milk to cook rice. As expected, it tasted just like Jollof rice; there was no ‘coconuty’ taste, whatsoever.
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That experience with the coconut rice almost discouraged me from making this coconut milkshake at home. Thank God it didn’t oh! My first-time experiment turned out great. Today’s recipe will be enough for three people.
1 & 3/4 Coconut Milk
5 Cups of Vanilla Ice Cream
How To Prepare
Break the coconut open. Use a glass to collect the water. Extract the meat from the shell. Rinse the blender. Cut the coconut meat into small bits and put them in the blender.
I got half glass of coconut water from the coconut and I poured it into the blender. I added more water and blended smoothly. After blending, use a fine-mesh sieve to separate the milk and the chaff.
Rinse the blender. Pour the coconut milk into it. Measure out five cups of vanilla ice cream and pour it into the blender. Add some ice cubes as well. Blend till its smooth. Serve chilled.
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