This entry is not a recipe, we are not going to cook anything, it is rather a kind of tutorial to explain how to open a coconut. It may seem complicated, but if you follow the steps that we propose you will become expert coconut breakers, as if you had been doing it all your life!

Few tools are needed and you surely have them at home, so we encourage you to enjoy this delicious tropical fruit and use it in your dishes. Many times we buy grated coconut or coconut in pieces to avoid breaking it, but if we buy it whole it is cheaper and retains all its properties.



  • 1 coco
  • 1 sacacorchos
  • 1 martillo
  • 1 pelador o cuchillo


  1. The first thing we need to do is remove coconut water. With the help of a corkscrew we pierce it, puncturing one of the three small holes that it has in the upper part and turning it until we pierce it completely.
  2. When the hole is made, we pour the coconut, pour its water into a container and We take the opportunity to preserve the coconut, to make a recipe or to drink it as is. We recommend that you strain it to remove traces of the coconut shell.
  3. The next step is to open the coconut. We take our hammer and give it dry blows with the flat part of it, forming a line perpendicular to the lines that the coconut< has. /strong>. We turn it as we hit with the hammer until it breaks completely and we can open it.
  4. When we have it broken in half we have to keep hitting it to separate the shell and get smaller pieces because it will be easier to extract the meat.
  5. The last step is < strong>remove the brown skin that covers it with the help of a peeler or knife.
  6. To preserve the coconut if you are not going to use it right away, the ideal is to put it in the fridge in a tupperware container and cover it with water, taking advantage of the water it had inside if you are not going to use it for another thing and adding more water until it is completely submerged.
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