5 Easy Ways To Hack & (Successfully) Crack A Coconut

Are you crazy for coconuts? We are. And in our coco-nutty opinions, the idea of ringing in spring with a freshly cracked, whole, cool coconut sounds simply divine. Just think of all the creative and festive tropical fruit possibilities: a drink complete with tiny umbrella, an edible bowl for mango sorbet, a sweet spoonable snack, or even a bra (ahem, worn in the privacy of our own homes). But there does happen to be one minor hurdle keeping those coconut dreams at bay — the things are damn near impossible to crack. Like, get ready to take a chainsaw to the cement-like fruit.
But, as it turns out, you really don't need any aggressive hardware to get through those hardened shells. All you really need is a handful of common household items (or just your hands — and a rock)! We've rounded up five easy ways for you to get right down to the core of your coconut (no chainsaw necessary). So scroll on down and get crackin'.
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1. Freezer & Hammer Method
Freezing your coconut before starting the cracking process makes it, well, less of a process.
2. Knife & Screw Driver Method
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Starting with a knife creates solid grooves for the screwdriver to finish the work (hammer optional).
3. Screw Driver & Hammer Method
For a mess-free split, use the screw driver to hollow out eyes and drain some of the liquid prior to hammering.
4. Knife Method
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With the right alignment, all you really need is a sharp knife to split that coconut down the center.
5. Hand & Rock Method
Or, you can simply go old school and smash it — yes, with a rock.
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