Culinary Innovation: Tasty and Unique Synthetic Coconut Ice Recipe

Es Kopyor Sintetis Resep
es kopyor sintetis resep
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Fresh young coconuts are usually processed into a refreshing cold beverage. In terms of its name, the recipe for “kw coconut ice” or synthetic coconut ice doesn’t use real kopyor coconuts. Instead, it replaces the kopyor coconut ingredient with agar-agar formed into kopyor coconut shapes. Would you like to try this synthetic coconut ice recipe?

Ingredients of Kopyor Coconut Ice Recipe

“In Javanese, ‘kopyor’ means young coconuts that are not yet fully formed. In some communities in Central Java, ‘kopyor’ is also referred to as ‘goroh,’ representing a genetic anomaly in coconut fruits with characteristics of softer coconut flesh that separates from its shell. It contains less water and has a unique aroma compared to regular coconut flesh. (Wikipedia)”

Kelapa Kopyor Bahan Utama Resep Es Kopyor
Kelapa kopyor

Kopyor coconuts can be identified by gently shaking the fruit from side to side, and you’ll hear a sound as if the coconut is filled with sand. Kopyor coconuts are highly favored for their refreshing taste when served as a beverage. Compared to regular coconuts, due to their rarity and difficulty in finding them, the price of kopyor coconuts can be four to five times higher.

Because kopyor coconuts are usually rare in the market, we can work around it by making synthetic kopyor coconut ice or “es kelapa kopyor kw.” The process is quite simple; it involves creating a coconut milk agar-agar solution. However, the agar-agar is not molded in containers. The mature agar-agar is poured gradually over ice cubes, allowing it to thicken and solidify into a form resembling shredded coconut.

Synthetic Coconut Ice Recipe

Synthetic Coconut Ice Recipe

Recipe by Faza Hanifa
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This refreshing synthetic kopyor ice is made from agar-agar formed to resemble kopyor coconuts.

Course: MinumanCuisine: IndonesianDifficulty: Easy


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Ingredients (Shop in the Green Link)

  • 1 1 sachet plain agar-agar powder

  • 1 liter 1 coconut milk

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • Fresh raspberry syrup or Marjan pandan coconut syrup

  • Ice cubes


  • Mix the agar-agar powder, coconut milk, and salt in a saucepan until well combined.
  • Heat the mixture while stirring until it boils, then turn off the heat.
  • Prepare large ice cubes and place them at an angle inside a large bowl.
  • Slowly and gently pour the hot agar-agar mixture onto the large ice cubes, allowing it to solidify and resemble kopyor coconut shreds.
  • Transfer the synthetic coconut ice to glasses, serve with syrup and ice cubes.

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