Coco White Cocoa Pudding Recipe on Food52

Winter

Coco White Cocoa Pudding

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August 20, 2019
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Author Notes

In theory, coconut pudding sounds heavenly. But in reality, it is usually nothing more than vanilla pudding with some imitation coconut flavoring stirred in, and maybe a few sweetened flakes tossed on top. But the theory is still enticing, and so I set out to concoct a pudding that would prove the premise true. By replacing half the milk and cream with coconut milk, tossing in a vanilla bean, and mixing in dried coconut and white chocolate, a simple heaven is found. Eureka! —robinbeth

  • Serves 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dried, finely grated, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk, well mixed
  • 1.5 ounces white chocolate, shaved or chopped
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Using a small sharp knife, slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds from the pod with the knife tip into a 2 quart saucepan. Add the dried coconut, cornstarch, sugar, and salt into the pan and whisk together. Slowly whisk in the milk until the mixture is evenly blended and there are no lumps.
  2. Over medium heat, slowly whisk in the heavy cream and coconut milk (make sure the coconut milk is well mixed before measuring, as it often separates in the can). Drop in the vanilla pod. Continue to stir briskly until the pudding thickens. Reduce heat to a simmer and stir for another two minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in white chocolate. Immediately pour pudding into a bowl or individual cups, pulling out the vanilla pod. Sprinkle a little extra dried coconut on top. Press plastic wrap directly upon the pudding surface to prevent a skin from forming. Allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least two hours or up to a couple of days.
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    9 Reviews

    Cook T. February 22, 2011
    Mmmmm... I love coconut milk and the idea of it thickened into a pudding just plain makes me happy.
     
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    robinbeth February 22, 2011
    It's true. Coconut milk is very happy making. I love it too.
     
    hardlikearmour February 21, 2011
    This reminds me of my favorite coconut white chocolate gelato!
     
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    robinbeth February 22, 2011
    Coconut white chocolate gelato sounds amazing. Can it be found in a store, or just some lovely little neighborhood gelateria? Lindt makes a white chocolate coconut bar that is good in a pinch, but a little waxy.
     
    hardlikearmour February 22, 2011
    It's made by Stella Gelato out of Eugene, OR. It's only sold in the Portland and Eugene areas.
     
    MarciaFox February 21, 2011
    Sounds delish!
     
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    robinbeth February 21, 2011
    Thanks!
     
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    robinbeth February 21, 2011
    Thanks! The white chocolate is very mild here; it just gives the pudding a richer vanilla flavor and creamier feel. Mmm.
     
    Phiddy February 21, 2011
    Simply sublime! I love coconut and chocolate.....together in this pudding is heaven.