In my first year of food blogging I posted a recipe for a chocolate sauce that uses just coconut milk, cocoa powder, and honey. It’s a sauce and it can also thicken to the consistency of a pudding after a time in the fridge (strangely, this has only been the case with canned coconut milk without any gums; when I made it with a brand of canned coconut milk that had guar gum, it never became as thick as pudding and remained a sauce). I’ve been making it again recently (a lot) and it was with this in mind that I decided to experiment and use it as a base for a chocolate mousse.
Strawberries and Custard with Meringue
This custard is only made with egg yolks, honey, and coconut milk. Once the custard has cooked, coconut oil is whisked in and vanilla extract is added to flavour it. In total you only need five ingredients to make it. It’s also naturally dairy-free.
It’s a family favourite I’ve been making a lot lately. I shared it once before here, as a video, but I think it’s time to feature it again. We usually eat it with fresh, sliced strawberries (we have it with other fruit sometimes such as raspberries, sliced, ripe pear, or ripe banana). I’ve found it to be quite versatile for a variety of uses as well such as this frozen custard/yogurt style dessert.