Coconut Jelly Dessert

    4 hours 10 minutes

    This is a delicious Chinese dessert. Coconut milk is blended with sugar, water, gelatine and evaporated milk, then allowed to set before being garnished with dessicated coconut.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup (60g) sugar
    • 200ml hot water, divided
    • 1 teaspoon (15g) gelatine
    • 1 (400ml) tin coconut milk
    • 100ml evaporated milk
    • desiccated coconut, as required

    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours10min 

    1. Dissolve the sugar in 100ml hot water. Mix in the coconut milk and evaporated milk.
    2. Dissolve the gelatine in 100ml hot water. Stir until it is completely dissolved. Mix the coconut-milk mixture in and pour into jelly moulds or a container.
    3. Chill for 3-4 hours or until set. Sprinkle with dessicated coconut before serving.

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    Instead of 1 teaspoon (15g) gelatine, I used the whole 90g pack of unflavored Lady's Choice Alsa Gulaman Crystal Clear (gelatine brand in the Philippines). It didn't set overnight in the refrigerator when I used just 1 teaspoon of the product, so I poured the rest to the mixture and heated it while constantly stirring until it boiled. It set but it was not firm enough to my liking. The 100ml hot water used to dissolve the 1 teaspoon of the gulaman could be removed from the procedure when using the product. I also tried the altered recipe with the unflavored green variant.  -  16 May 2015