The traditional coconut manjar is a dessert that can’t be missed on your table!

Coconut custard

Recipe by caion


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  • 1 liter of whole milk

  • 100 grams of grated coconut

  • 200 ml of coconut milk

  • 1 cup (110 grams) corn starch

  • 1 box of sour cream (200 grams)

  • 1 can of condensed milk (395 grams)

  • 300 grams of plums in syrup

  • 1 cup of water (240 ml)

  • 1 cup (tea) of sugar


  • Add the milk and cornstarch to a pan and mix well. 
    Add condensed milk, cream, coconut milk and grated coconut. 
    Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until it thickens and has a porridge-like consistency.
  • Transfer the mixture from the pan to a greased pan, spread it out by smoothing the surface with a spatula and cover the dessert with cling film. 
    Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, or until the manjar is very firm.
  • To prepare the syrup, place the water, sugar and drained plums in syrup in a pan. 
    Place over medium heat and stir occasionally until the broth has reduced to a consistency similar to honey.
  • Wait for the syrup to come to room temperature. 
    Then unmold the delicacy on a platter or plate, pour the plum syrup over the dessert and serve the frozen coconut delight.

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