It’s sunny and hot in the San Francisco Bay Area! In this weather, I am really not in the mood of baking anything, so I switched to desserts that do not require using oven – like ice cream, puddings, and raw desserts. Today’s I’d love to share with you one of these desserts – it’s a coconut pudding, very delicious, with distinct coconut flavor and smooth texture (and it’s so simple and quick to make!). I found the original recipe on the Real Simple website and slightly altered it by removing the butter and reducing sugar. The result absolutely exceeded my expectations
Traditionally, a few facts about the benefits of this dessert for your health. One serving contains only 167 calories; the pudding is rich in phosphorus, calcium (20% RDA), and protein (~ 15% RDA). It also contains very little sugar – just compare my pudding with 6.8g of sugar with any “healthy” store bought yogurt! I love yogurt but so far I haven’t seen any of these (except for plain ones) that had less than 15g of sugar per serving. If you know yogurts containing less sugar – let me know the name of the brand!
Milk, nonfat – 2.5 cup
Cornstarch – 3 tbsp
Egg yolk – 2
Coconut oil – 1 tbsp
Truvia baking blend – 1.5 tbsp *
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
* Not a fan of stevia? Feel free to replace it with 3 tbsp of your favorite sugar or sweetener.
1. Whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Pour ¼ cup of milk into the sugar mixture, stirring to form a smooth paste. Whisk the remaining milk and egg yolks.
2. Cook the pudding mixture over low heat, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon until thickened (it took me about 12 – 15 minutes). Don’t allow it to boil.
3. Remove from heat, stir in the coconut oil and vanilla extract.
4. If you get lumps in the pudding (like I did), run the pudding quickly in a blender or a food processor before serving. The pudding can be stored in a fridge for up to a week.
Serve and enjoy!
Original recipe on the Real Simple website.
▪ Prep time: 20 min
▪ Total time: 20 min
▪ Serves: 4
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) points = 5
What are your favorite summer desserts?