How to make Coconut Jelly

Published on August 20th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on March 4th 2024
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Coconut Jelly with wooden spoon and fresh flowers on the side

Coconut Jelly is a delicious sweet snack influenced by European colonization. Similar dishes are Blancmange and Panna Cotta, but they use cow’s milk and have different ways of creating a firm texture. This jelly is most often made with gelatin, an animal-based product that produces a strong, semi-solid consistency most commonly found in Jello. However, there are plant-based substitutes such as corn starch, glutinous rice flour, tapioca starch, and agar powder that can get the same effect. This is why the Coconut Jelly is so good because it takes the best of both worlds and gives us a uniquely Caribbean treat. This recipe will tell you just how to make this sweet and creamy jelly treat with a plant-based option for our vegetarian and vegan followers.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 500 ml Coconut Milk

  • 11.6 oz can Coconut Condensed Milk

  • 1/4 cup Desiccated Coconut

  • 1 oz Agar Powder or Gelatin

Instructions

Use a saucepan to warm the coconut milk, coconut condensed milk and mixed essence on a medium heat stirring until the condensed milk is completely dissolved.

Then add the agar powder or gelatin to the warm milk mixture and stir with a whisk until completely dissolved.

Remove from the heat and add the desiccated coconut to the mixture and stir to incorporate.

Pour the mixture into a dish, cups, or molds and refrigerate for 6-8 hours to completely set.

Serve as is or top with fresh fruit and enjoy.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart