Old Fashioned Treat
Open the young coconut and drain the water into a blender. Carefully scoop out the flesh into the blender as well.
Add in the ice, palm sugar, mesquite powder and vanilla extract. Blend thoroughly until completely smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass or two, and serve with a straw if desired. Makes 3½ cups.
*Young coconuts vary in their water and flesh yield. This recipe was made with 1 cup of coconut flesh and 1½ cups water. Use an additional young coconut if needed to match these quantities for best results.
You can also substitute the palm sugar for 2 Tbsp maple syrup for equally delicious results.