How to make Coconut Custard

This Coconut Custard dessert is one of my favourite desserts. It is simple and includes the sweet goodness of grated coconut.

Coconut Custard

Course: Desserts

Cuisine: Caribbean

Servings: 3


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cups cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/5 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut essence
  • dried flaked coconut for garnish


  • Place about two inches of water in a pot on medium heat.
  • Note: Enough water for the double boiler to sit in.
  • Place the eggs in the double boiler insert. Then place into the pot with water.
  • Beat eggs thoroughly in the double boiler.
  • Mix the milk and coconut essencet and set aside.
  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt. Set aside.
  • Add the milk to the eggs, stirring constantly with a whisk. Mix well.
  • Remove the double boiler with the milk from the heat. Do not let the milk curdle.
  • Leave the water in the bottom pan to reach boiling point.
  • Add the flour mixture to the milk. Mix well.
  • Return the top pot with the mixture to the bottom pan with the boiling water.
  • Cook over hot water, stirring constantly until mixture coats whisk and is slightly thickened.
  • Remove from hot water at once and pour the mixture into ramekins.
  • You’ll have enough mixture for three ramekins.
  • Let the custard cool, then chill.
  • Garnish with coconut flakes before serving.

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