Friday, April 10, 2015

Eggless Tender Coconut Souffle

The day I dug my spoon into a tender coconut souffle years ago, I knew I had to make it. This dessert makes me fall in love with it with each passing bite. The restaurant I had it in served it as part of their buffet and I remember shamelessly serving myself again and again and again. This is a famous dessert in Kerala and there are loads of recipes on the net. Many call it a  pudding too. I didnt want ANY recipe. I wanted an easy peasy exact tasting recipe. After several tries, I did stumble upon this recipe and its super duper awesome. The sad part is I dont remember the source as I had written down too many versions of the souffle.

This has become such a popular dessert now at Just Like Mum's, Bangalore that I get many orders for this one. 

All this takes is three simple ingredients - coconut milk, condensed milk and gelatin. Well, the other recipes on the net have a lot more ingredients and the results were not great. 

Here's my treasured recipe of the tender coconut souffle. 

Ingredients: Sweetened Condensed milk - 400 ml Gelatin - 3 tbsp Tender Coconut water - 5 cups
Method: Take half a cup of warm water and dissolve the gelatin making sure no lumps are formed. In a large bowl, add the condensed milk and dissolve the gelatin mixture in it slowly without forming lumps. Now pour the coconut water into this bowl and mix well.
  Pour into desired serving glasses/bowls and refrigerate for  3-4 hours or until set. Garnish with fruit of your choice or chocolate decorations like I have done and serve chilled.

  • If you have unsweetened condensed milk, add about 2 tbsp of sugar.
  • Use tender coconuts which have cream (malai) in them for better taste and texture.
  • I have not tried this with agar agar, you are free to try it and let me know.
  • This recipe serves a llloooottt of people. Feel free to reduce it as per your choice.
  • Refrigerated, this stays good for a week. 
  • Use garnishes just before serving.