This coconut custard dessert, is a tropical version of an old French recipe. The dessert is popular throughout Latin American, but has remained especially popular in Haiti.
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup canned coconut milk
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
a splash of vanilla extract
1 packet gelatin powder
1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
- Mix the milk and evaporated milk and bring to a boil. Mix the canned coconut milk and the sweetened condensed milk and add to the hot mixture away from the heat. Add the vanilla.
- Dissolve the packet of gelatin in a few ounces of hot water. Stir until completely liquid. Add a spoonful of the warm milk mixture, stir, and then blend the entire gelatin mixture into the heated milk mixture. Pour into individual dessert cups. Toast the grated coconut under a broiler until slightly brown and sprinkle on top. Refrigerate overnight.