Coconut Crazy

Posted by Sally on Sat July 24, 2021 in Coconut Uses.

At Kijongo Bay Resort we have an amazing 140 Coconut trees on the grounds, which are regularly harvested. The latest harvest of 78 trees yielded over 1000 coconuts!

So, what do we do with all these coconuts?

Fresh coconuts from the tree

The coconut tree, Cocos nucifera, is also known as the tree of life, because every part of the tree can be used to sustain life, in one way or another. Here are some of the ways that we use our coconut bounty.

At Kijongo Bay Resort, we serve freshly made coconut milk daily for breakfast. Toasted coconut flakes are used in our home-made muesli and are also added to some of our salads. 

Home made muesli with coconut flakes

Many of our sumptuous freshly prepared meals include coconut in one form or another. Why not stay for dinner and try our coconut soup, coconut ice cream or coconut and cardamom panna cotta?

You can quench your thirst at the Kijongo Bay bar, where we prepare a wide range of custom cocktails, using only the freshest of ingredients, and of course some have a coconut twist. Try our very own Cocotini, which consists of Malibu, vodka, coconut cream and coconut flakes beautifully served in a traditional martini glass.

Or sip on a coconut lime cilantro cooler, whilst lazing by the pool. Or for something, a little spicier, try a spicy pineapple coconut cocktail.

For a more traditional cocktail, we serve pina colada, which includes coconut cream. Or for a less traditional cocktail, why not sample a coconut mojito? All of which can be served in their virgin forms as a delicious mocktail.

Our cocktails and mocktails, use either coconut milk or coconut water. So, what is the difference? You may well ask.

Coconut milk is made by adding water to grated coconut meat. Whilst coconut water forms naturally in the fruit. Coconut milk contains around 50% water and is very high in coconut fat. Coconut water contains 94% water and has very little fat. So, if you are watching your waistline, choose wisely. Although, you are on vacation, which allows you a little bit of indulgence.