Cocada (Coconut Custard)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Crafty Lady 13

I haven't had the chance to try this yet. I wanted to post it here for safekeeping. I'm hoping it is the coconut custard recipe that I have been searching for.

Top Review by wicked cook 46

Hecho para ZWT 5 para la región de México. What a lovely creamy coconut filled custard. I added a splash of creme de cacao. For team Zaar Chow Hounds

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In uncovered 2-quart saucepan simmer sugar, water and cinnamon for 10 minutes. Strain; discard cinnamon pieces. Add coconut; cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until syrup is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the milk; cook until mixture is hot. In bowl beat eggs with remaining 1/2 cup milk. Stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg mixture; return to saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly but does not boil. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour into a 1-1/2 quart bowl or individual serving dishes; chill.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with almonds, if desired.

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