Fruit Infused Coconut Water – 4 Ways with C Coconut Water

You probably think I’ve gone nuts!

It is 8 degrees Celsius (about 46 degrees Fahrenheit) as I was typing this and it was sitting at about the same temperature when I made these fruit infused coconut drinks for the past few days. Yeah, talk about not being weather appropriate..like strutting in a bikini during winter, hehe!

You see, I was sent a couple of C Coconut Water for trialing some time ago. When I said some time ago, it was like September last year!  Before this, I didn’t even think of buying coconut water from the supermarket. Come on, I am from Malaysia where coconuts grow on trees and we sip coconut water out of an actual coconut and not from a box! I was quite sceptical of course, being a big fan the REAL coconut water.

(If you haven’t had coconut water before, it supposed to come from fresh, young green coconuts and not the oldie..oops, I meant the brown husky kind that you see in supermarket sometimes.)

I was not sure how coconut water from a box is supposed to taste like. So I’ve tried the ones that were sent to me and also tried other brands that are on the market right now, in the name of research. (I do take my product review quite seriously. :P)

So here’s what the brand claims: “100% Organic” & “straight from the coconut to you”!

And this is what I think about C Coconut Water: After trialling some other brands, I got to agree C Coconut Water tastes quite similar to the pure coconut water.  Some other brands have the overwhelming coconut scent that I would love as a scented candle and moisturisers but not as a drink. Nothing worse than the feeling of drinking a bottle of perfume, if you know what I’m sayin’? This brand has none of this. Like the REAL coconut water, it has a very subtle scent (that doesn’t remind you of a body butter) and not overly sweet at all. In some ways, it is very neutral and can be added to cocktails or replace fruit juices with this coconut water in your Bicher muesli. For me, I love to pretty it up by infusing with  fruits. Simple and rewarding (Yay to more fruits in my diet!). Enjoy! :)

Fruit Infused Coconut Water – 4 Ways

{Lime + Coconut Water – my favourite}

{Mandarin Orange/Clementine + Blueberries + Coconut Water – my favourite too!}

 {Raspberries + Lemon + Coconut Water – side note: go easy with the lemon, otherwise the white part of the lemon will make the drink bitter. }

{Strawberries + Coconut Water}

Where to buy?

You can purchase online from the C Coconut Water website.

They are also available across Australia in Thomas Dux, Santos Wholefoods, and Harris Farm Markets.

Please note – This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the products for editorial considerations and all the opinions are my own.

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29 Responses to Fruit Infused Coconut Water – 4 Ways with C Coconut Water
  1. Jeni
    May 3, 2012 | 11:35 pm

    This is right up my alley. I can’t wait to infuse coconut waters at home— I love it generally, but sometimes it gets some over kill. Just curious- which coconut waters did you compare c water with? Thanks for sharing!

    • Emily
      May 4, 2012 | 10:34 am

      Hi jeni I have replied you via email. :)

  2. LP @dishclips
    May 6, 2012 | 7:10 am

    I’ve been curious of trying coconut water and this encouraged me to go for it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Emily
      May 6, 2012 | 9:40 am

      Thanks. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did! :D

  3. Mademoiselle Slimalicious
    May 7, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    Your photos and recipes look great! Very cute blog! Very inspiring!

    • Emily
      May 7, 2012 | 12:22 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment! I really appreciate it. :)

  4. Tyler
    May 13, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    How much coconut water do you add?

    • Emily
      May 14, 2012 | 3:21 am

      Hi tyler.Each bottle is 330ml which is abt 11oz. So for each type of infused coconut above the amount is 330ml. Hope this helps! :)

  5. Pauline
    May 20, 2012 | 2:55 am

    This is gorgeous! When I first saw this I was like “OMG! SO CUTE!” and now I just want to prepare them myself. You are a genius :D

    • Emily
      May 20, 2012 | 3:22 am

      Hello Pauline. Thanks for your wonderful compliment. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did! :D

  6. Aferdita
    June 4, 2012 | 7:14 pm

    Hey! does it matter what kind of coconut water you choose? cus here where i’m from doesn’t c coconut water exist, and I really want to try this badly!!

    • Emily
      June 4, 2012 | 10:44 pm

      Try other brand of supermarket coconut water that is organic and make sure on the ingredient list does not have artificial flavouring. Otherwise the flavouring may interfere with the fruits.. and it some cases it overwhelms the fruit scent. hope this helps and good luck :)

  7. Adrian
    June 14, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Silly question…..how long do you let it “sit” I have tried coconut water before and did not like it @ all. So this may help.

    • Emily
      June 15, 2012 | 4:24 am

      Ideally, if you can leave it overnight then you can well and truly taste the fruits in the drink. If not, at least 2 to 3 hours. The citrusy ones can be an hour or two as I find them infused quite quickly in the coconut water. Hope this helps and good luck! :)

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  10. Jodi
    November 3, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    What would be a substitute for the coconut water? My husband is allergic to coconut:(

    • Emily
      November 6, 2012 | 12:03 am

      What about still or sparkling water? Fruits infused water is very refreshing and an interesting way to spruce up plain water minus the sugar :)

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  13. Michelle
    January 10, 2013 | 10:26 pm

    Beautiful photos and fruity combinations! Thanks for the inspiration. xo

  14. Little Yoga
    January 12, 2013 | 2:08 am

    Yum Looks good – excited to try strawberry!

  15. Adriana Freire
    January 12, 2013 | 10:39 pm

    Hi, I’ll try these at home. They really look great.

    The best coconut water? The fresh, smelly and one I drink in Ipanema!

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  18. Toni
    August 22, 2013 | 11:34 pm

    I am wanting to encourage elderly folk to try infused coconut water. Can you please explain the infusion process – how much fruit to how much coconut water etc. or is that in your Blog somewhere??

    Many Thanks

    • Emily
      August 24, 2013 | 12:37 am

      Hi Toni,

      I did not go in depth in the infusion process on my blog. It depends on how much time you have for the infusion process.

      For example, for the 330ml of coconut water, I would add about 100g of strawberries and let them sit for a good 2 or 3 hours in the fridge. You can halve the quantity if you would like to infuse the coconut water overnight.

      If you want to infuse with citrus fruits like lemon, lime and mandarine (which is my favourite), I’ll say may be 2 to 3 slices for 330ml and for an hour or so.. As I have mentioned on the post, the white bit of citrus is bitter so if it is infused too long or you add too many, the drink will turn a little bitter.

      A lot of times, I kinda eyeball it. I found citrus fruits tend to infuse faster than say berries. Also, if you are thinking of using strawberries, I recommend that you slice them first i.e. more surface area.

      I hope this helps! :)

      Emily xx

      • Toni
        August 25, 2013 | 2:39 pm

        That’s great. Thanks for your advice.

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