Oddly enough, an alternative to the hammer and awl method is the oven. This method will crack even the strongest shell.
To begin, carefully drain the coconut water through one of the “pores” on the coconut https://greenelly.com/. Then preheat the oven to 190 degrees. Place the coconut on a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
The high temperature will cause the internal moisture in the coconut to expand, causing the shell to crack. As soon as you notice cracking, remove the coconut from the oven.
Take the nut in your hand and gently tap the crack with the blunt side of a knife or a wooden spatula. The coconut should easily split in two.
If after 10 minutes there is no crack, leave the coconut in the oven for a couple more minutes, checking every 2 minutes. As soon as you notice the first signs of cracking, start opening it.
This method will help open even a very strong nut without damaging the tasty contents. Try it if other methods haven’t worked.
Whatever method you choose, be careful not to get hurt or spoil the delicious contents of the nut. Now you can enjoy coconut milk and pulp!