Gaubul Recipe

Gaubul is a typical drink of Caribbean Nicaragua and is virtually unknown in the rest of the country. The drink is based on green banana and coconut water; two ingredients that are easy to find along the coast. Green plantains are cooked and then mashed in water. Add milk and coconut water, and a touch of sugar to taste. Mix all ingredients well and serve.

What is a plantain?

The plantain is often referred to as food banana since it is firmer and lower in sugar content than the iconic sweet banana exported from Nicaragua and other tropical countries. While sweet bananas are normally eaten raw, the plantain is usually cooked or processed in some other way. It is either consumed as a starchy “vegetable” when green or under-ripe, or devoured as a sweet berry when ripe or overripe.

What is coconut water?

Coconut water is the clear liquid found inside coconuts. The largest amount of coconut water is present in young coconuts, because as the fruit matures the water is gradually replaced by air and coconut meat.

Coconut milk is on the other hand derived by soaking coconut meat in water. You can find the recipe here