Desiccated Coconut 1 lb / 453 g

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Desiccated Coconut

Desiccated Coconut is shipped pure and straight from Sri Lanka. Within days of harvest, we ship our Desiccated coconut in a food-grade plastic jar so that it is delivered to you without any clumps.

DRUERA Desiccated coconut is produced with the finest hand-picked coconuts under stringent quality control standards. We are pleased to offer what we feel is the freshest and sweetest dried (desiccated) coconut available anywhere.

What is Desiccated Coconut?

Desiccated Coconut is made from fresh coconuts harvested at the right time to ensure the best flavor. The coconut is grated and dried to the perfect moisture content to ensure long shelf life, the best flavor, and mouthfeel. No sulfites, preservatives, sugar, or additives of any kind are used.

Uses of Desiccated Coconut

Dried coconut is deliciously eaten as a snack and added to hot or cold cereal and baked goods. It can also be used in smoothies, sprinkled on salads, or stirred into sautéed vegetables. It is also a common ingredient in Thai and Indian Chicken Curry. Desiccated Coconut can be rehydrated by combining 2 parts of Coconut and 1 part of water (by volume) or equal parts by weight.

Put the coconut and water in a small bowl and toss them lightly with a fork so that all the coconut is moistened. Compact the mixture with the back of a spoon, cover, and let stand until the water is fully absorbed (this will take about 30 minutes).

It is good with fruit, by itself, or any recipe for freshly grated coconut. Sweetened variations can be made by adding a little sugar, honey, or maple syrup to the water before combining it with the coconut.

Desiccated Coconut can be toasted on the stovetop in a skillet. Put the coconut in a dry skillet or saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly with a wooden or bamboo spoon until it becomes a light golden brown. I have been using the toasted coconut in the macaroons (recipe below), and people prefer the flavor 20 to 1 compared to the untoasted coconut.

It brings out the flavor and gives the coconut more crunch. It is also good to sprinkle on salads, fruit, etc.

DRUERA desiccated coconuts have no preservatives, colors, or flavors. They can be added directly as fillings for Rotti, Pittu, Pancakes, and Desserts.

Desiccated Coconut Recipes

Preparing Coconut Milk from Desiccated coconut

Empty 8 ounces (2 cups) of unsweetened desiccated coconut into a blender and add 1 cup boiling water. Blend for 30-60 seconds and let the mixture cool. Place a sieve over a bowl lined with cheesecloth. Ladle the mixture into the cheesecloth, fold the edges over the coconut meat, and twist the ends to extract as much milk as possible into the bowl. Discard the squeezed coconut meat and refrigerate the coconut milk that has been extracted into the bowl. Refrigerate the milk and use it within 1 or 2 days.

Coconut Macaroons

  • 1 x 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 8 ounces (2 cups) unsweetened desiccated coconut

(For a finer textured cookie, the coconut can be chopped in a food processor before adding to the liquid, or you can use 1 cup desiccated coconut. Add vanilla and water to the condensed milk and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add the desiccated coconut and mix thoroughly. Allow this mixture to stand for 2 to 24 hours or longer (stirring occasionally) to allow the coconut to rehydrate.

With a spoon or portioning scoop, form cookies approximately 1" in diameter and bake at 350°F on a parchment-covered baking sheet for about 12-14 minutes until light golden brown. Slide parchment onto a wire rack to cool.

This recipe makes about 18 cookies.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Sam E. (Villa Rica, United States)
Ceylon Desiccated Coconut

This Coconut smells wonderful. I put it in everything that needs some sweetness added. Oatmeal, Salads, Smoothies, and many other food combinations. I also use it to increase my fiber intake. Recommend to anyone who likes coconut.

Betty A.H. (Latham, United States)
Everything was superb

Their cinnamon is just superb taste is unreal the coconut makes wonderful coconut cream pies and the others spices are just as unreal taste like they should

Usserys (Atlanta, United States)
Great Product

I love the desiccated coconut. I bought it to use in smoothies but so far I have just put it on my cereal.

My only issue is not with the product but with the shipping. It was held up in Customs for several days and I had to pay an extra $12.00 to get it delivered. No issue with Druera. This is my second order and this is the only time it happened so I don’t know if this is a new process or what. I will have to take this into consideration if I order again. Although I am very pleased with the product the shipping will have to be a consideration.

Gloria C. (Wayne, United States)
Great flavor

DRUERA’s coconut has great fresh flavor. This was my second time purchasing it and it didn’t disappoint.


Our order arrived this afternoon in perfect condition. We particularly enjoyed the dried coconut - it has a lovely, lingering

Thank you for your excellent products.