Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
Posted for ZWT, I haven't made it yet so yield and time are a guess. Any tropical fruit can be used here. I would think the pudding might need some vanilla or coconut extract added once it's thickened.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- salt (optional)
- 3 teaspoons water
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 mangoes or 1 papayas or 2 bananas
- whipped cream, for serving
- Heat coconut milk and water in double boiler or heavy saucepan over low heat, do not boil.
- In a bowl, mix sugar into beaten eggs. Slowly stir in about 1/2 cup of the heated milk to the egg-sugar mixture to temper.
- Slowly stir the egg-sugar mixture into heated milk. Cook on low heat until thickened into a custard, stirring gently and continuously.
- Add salt to taste. Refrigerate custard.
- While custard is cooling, peel, seed and chop fruit. Cook the fruit by bringing water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. Add fruit pieces, reduce heat and cook until tender, 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Mash fruit or press through a sieve. Refrigerate.
- Gently fold together cooled custard and cooled fruit. Spoon into serving bowls and top with whipped cream.
I scaled back for 2 serves and used 1/2 a pawpaw which I cooked up and roughly mashed with a potato masher to leave a bit of texture to the dish rather than a smooth dish. I ended up with 4 small desserts and the DM and the DS for whom I made it thoroughly enjoyed just as was without the cream (didn't have any) and looking forward to having the other 2 tonight. Thank you puppitypup, made for All You Can Cook Buffet.
Lovely dessert! Like Syd I decreased the amount of water. Also I halved the sweetener, using xylitol, because the papaya I used was already very sweet. As it was so hot, I didn't care to cook the papaya but just pureed it in the blender, folded it into the custard and refridgerated it for two hours. Absolutely declicious - thanks for posting! Will make this again for sure. Made for When it's hot / when it's not tag game (diabetes forum).
Made this dessert for the Africa challenge on Sweet Desserts & made with a substitution for the sugar! Taking a hint from Susiecat's review, I kept in mind using less water in the custard & more mango in the fruit part! So, in the custard I substituted 1/2 cup of honey for the sugar while lowering the amount of water to 3/4 cup! Then, with the fruit, I used 3 mangoes instead of 2, so in order to increase the sweetner a little more, too, I used 4 tablespoons of honey & 1 teaspoon of water in place of the 4 tablespoons of sugar that I would have used! A lot of juggling, but definitely worth the effort, 'cause this dessert was nicely flavored with the mango & sweet enough without using any sugar! An interesting challenge! [Made & reviewed while touring Africa on Zaar's World Tour 4]