Recipe: Coconut Water Stock

By: iTi Innovation

As the trend on plant-based alternatives continues to rise, iTi’s Innovation Team has developed plant-based stock and broth recipes that utilize coconut water as a base. Why coconut water? It’s incredibly versatile! We have found that coconut water adds a very subtle yet pleasing flavor when combined with other ingredients. And coconut water can be utilized as a natural hydration source because it is comprised of five electrolytes, including potassium and sodium.  Additionally, it does not contain any added sugars, cholesterol, or fat.    

Todays’ trends call for more plant-based options, even with soups and stocks. Coconut water is the ideal ingredient to make them vegan and flavorful. Coconut water provides just enough flavor to replace the flavors provided by traditional animal-based ingredients, while still complimenting the vegetables in the stock.  Coconut water also naturally contains sodium, eliminating the need to add salt as an ingredient. This means no added sodium to your stock recipe!  

Check out our coconut water stock recipe below. Tasty, healthy, and plant-based!  



2610 Frozen Coconut Water Concentrate 

½ cup 


2 quarts 


3 cups 


1.5 cups 


2 cups 

Parsley Stems 

½ cup 

Seeds, Fennel 

¼ cup 

Garlic Clove 

¼ cup 

Spices, Black Peppercorns, Whole 

3 Tbsp 

Spices, Bay Leaves 

5 each 

Onion, White 

3 cups 

Method of Preparation 

  1. Rough chop the carrots, leeks, celery, onions, and garlic. Do not dispose of the peels. 
  2.  Fill a large stockpot with water and coconut water. 
  3. Add the vegetables along with the peels. 
  4. Place on high heat until the stock begins to boil.
  5. Reduce to a simmer and continue to simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Place a strainer into a large container to strain the stock. Pour the stock into the strainer. Discard the vegetables and herbs left in the strainer.   

iTi Tropicals considers coconut water a key functional ingredient and an important tool that offers our customers the differentiation they need to appeal to their consumers. iTi Tropicals offers a wide variety of coconut water products. To learn more about what iTi Tropicals coconut water can do for your product line, check out our coconut water product page and our coconut water FAQs. 

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