Thai recipes use coconut milk in abundance. Now that I've tried my hand on Malaysian food, Thai seemed a close counterpart. I got this recipe off the internet while searching for ways to put to use the left over coconut milk I had from the Malay curry. Coconut milk in dessert sounded like a good idea because I am not a lover of the texture and taste of coconut milk in curries. Plus, I had to go to a relative's house and wanted to take a token of warmth and sweetness with me. Home made desserts are received with a smile.
Coconut milk is lactose free and contains healthy fats as compared to whipping cream or evaporated milk. Unlike dairy products, coconut milk brings out and enhances the taste of the mango, plus adds that touch of richness you're looking for in a pudding. This recipe was easy to make and I knew I could never go wrong with a recipe that has a combination of mango, sugar, and milk!
Serves 3-4. No preparation required.
1. 1/4 cup water.
2. 1/2 cup coconut milk.
3. 3 tablespoons sugar.
4. 3/4 cup kesar (saffron) mango pulp, sweetened.
5. 2-3 tablespoon corn starch or gelatin or agar agar to thicken the pudding.
6. Fruits (optional).
1. Mix water and cornstarch in a cup and then boil it.
2. Mix sugar into the boiling water to dissolve.
3. Add coconut milk and mango pulp and simmer to thicken.
4. Cool and set aside.
5. Refrigerate overnight.
6. Add chopped fresh fruits and mix well.
Scoop and serve in decorative dessert glass bowl. If possible, allow to sit in the fridge for another few hours, covered with cellophane wrap. Serve chilled.
P.S. This was a hit but I realized that some more coconut milk would not have hurt.