I love coconut water. I espeically love it when I’m on a holiday resort on a white sandy beach, sipping straight out of the coconut shell.
Unfortunately, we can’t always be on holidays, but at least coconut water is now readily available. Cocobella coconut water is new to the Australian market. In recent years, it has been discovered that coconut water is “nature’s own sports drink”. Coconut water offers the ultimate hydration… and it tastes good too.
Coconut water is the clear liquid that comes from a young green coconut. It contains zero fat or cholestrol, no wonder health-conscience celebrities go for it.
I was given a few samples to try out and review. With Hubby’s help, we made a mocktail, cocktail and a dessert.
Pina colada Mocktail.
2/3 cup mango cocobella coconut water
1/3 cup cup pineapple juice
squeeze of lime juice
garnish with a slice of lime
Hubby also played around with the coconut water. He created a cocktail called Mars sunrise.
130ml cocobella guava
30ml White rum
30ml triple sec
500ml coconut cream
100 white sugar
10g powdered gelatine
Heat the coconut cream, milk and sugar. Add the gelatine, still till dissolved.
Strain into a glass or 1 cup capacity ramikins.
1/2 cup sago
In a medium pot, add lots of water and then add the sago.
Boil till the sago is cooked through. About 15-20minutes.
When cooked, sieve the sago and place in a bowl of cold water. Set aside until needed.
180ml coconut water
2g gelatine powder
Slowly heat the coconut water and add the gelatine powder. Do not boil the coconut water.
When the pannacotta has set, gently spoon in about 1 -2 tablespoons of the sago into the ramikin.
Then gently pour over the coconut jelly.
250ml pineapple juice
1 cup of sugar
In a medium pot, add both ingredients and gently simmer till the juice thickens a little.
When ready to serve, pour a little of the syrup over the coconut jelly.
Cocobella coconut water is available coles supermarkets, Fitness first, BP and various health food stores.
I recieved a sample of cocobella coconut water courtesy of Thrive PR.