Buenas coconut gel – or nata de coco – is a popular chewy dessert ingredient from the Philippines. The coconut gel is made from fermented coconut water, which turns jelly-like and chewy. It has a faint coconut flavour, and is usually soaked in sugar syrup to add sweetness.
Add cubes of coconut gel to fruit salads for a fun chewy texture, or serve with ice cream – try a banana split for a truly tropical dessert. You can also add chunks of nata de coco to fruit jellies for firmer chewy bites. Or even cut the cubes into smaller pieces and add to soft drinks such as chocolate milk or tropical fruit juices.
Store in a cool, dry place and refrigerate after opening.
Ingredients: nata de coco (coconut gel) (62%), water (19%), sugar (19%), citric acid, flavouring.
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