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5-ingredient stay-home recipe: Coconut Shake

Last Updated: May 27, 2021

Written by Vera Leng

An acquaintance of mine recently posted this on their Instagram story, “Imagine if the COVID-19 vaccine was incorporated into the drinks at Mr Coconut. I think almost all of Singapore’s millennials would’ve already been vaccinated.” And ain’t that the truth. Don’t get me wrong, I love the well-adored coconut chain as much as everyone else.

Cup of coconut shake

But if there was a way to get your shake for cheaper, and without the pains of queueing, wouldn’t you want in? Using just five simple ingredients, here’s how you can make coconut shakes at home for days.

Flatlay of ingredients

Ingredients

  • 100ml coconut water
  • Coconut flesh from one young coconut
  • 4 scoops coconut ice cream
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Oreo cookies (optional)

Tools

  • Electric blender
  • Measuring cup

Recipe Preparation

Preparation time: 7 minutes
Serves 2

  • Scrape coconut flesh from the young coconut and transfer them into a bowl
  • Add 100ml of coconut water, 4 full scoops of coconut ice cream, all the coconut flesh, and a large scoop of ice into the blender
  • Blend for about 2 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved
  • Crush oreo cookies in the packet. Then open the packet and line your cup with half the portion of cookies.
  • Pour your shake into the cup. Top the glass off with the remaining Oreo cookies.

Recipe in pictures

Coconut flesh in a bowl

Step 1: Scrape coconut flesh and scoop them into a bowl

A close up of coconut ice cream

Step 2: Add 100ml of coconut water, 4 full scoops of coconut ice cream, all the coconut flesh, and a large scoop of ice into the blender

A blended shake

Step 3: Blend for about 2 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved

Step 4: Crush oreo cookies in the packet. Then open the packet and line your cup with half the portion of cookies.

Pouring shot of shake

Step 5: Pour your shake into the cup. Top the glass off with the remaining Oreo cookies.

A coconut shake topped with Oreo

While I adore Mr Coconut just as ever, I found that my lil’ concoction presented a much richer shake that possessed stronger notes of coconut than the usual coco-shake. Like a coconut shake on steroids, if you will.

I know most recipes incorporate milk, but I chose to replace that with coconut ice cream for a creamier and more full-bodied beverage. Also, you’ll notice that there’s no added sugar in this recipe (as how I usually like my beverages) not only because you’ve already got the natural sweetness of coconut water, but also because there’s probably already a form of sweetener in the coconut ice cream.

I’ve added crushed Oreos as the topping of choice—only added in after, and not blending in together with the shake for a better mouthfeel—but feel free to go crazy with your own topping choices. In fact, why stop at one? Pile on a couple and make a whole dessert out of it. Either way, it’s bound to be your ticket to beat Singapore’s heat, even if it’s only for a while.

Expected damage: S$1.50 – S$2 per portion

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