Coconut shakes are a delightful and refreshing summer treat. I enjoy it at any time, however. This recipe originated in the Philippines where it is referred to as a “buko shake.” You can find these shakes sold throughout the country at vendor stands on the street. They are sold along side of buko juice.
This is an extremely simple recipe made with 4 basic ingredients. The most difficult thing to locate might be the coconut meat. You can buy a fresh, young coconut, cut it in half, and scrape the meat from it. Alternatively, you can go to a bigger supermarket or Asian store and buy some coconut strings. If you don’t have evaporated milk on hand or you’re diet conscious, you can use plain milk. I like the evaporated milk because it adds a bit more sweetness and helps make the shake a little thicker and richer. Of course, if you want it a little sweeter, you can add a little more sugar. When blending it, I put the blender on low for about a minute just to get things started. After that, I increase the speed to high and allow it to blend for 3 or 4 minutes.
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- 25 ice cubes
- 4 tbsp of white sugar
- 1 1/2 cup of young coconut meat
- 3 tbsp of evaporated milk
- Servings: 2
- Level: Easy
- Time: 10 minutes
- Cuisine: Filipino
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- Add the coconut meat, sugar, evaporated milk, ice cubes to a blender. Blend it on low for a minute or two until everything begins to come together. Then, turn the blender to high and allow it to blend for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Pour your coconut (buko) shake into a bottle or glass and enjoy.