This dessert is about as sophisticated as a Snack Pack Pudding cup. I don’t necessarily mean that as a bad thing- I was eating those Hunt’s snack pack puddings well into my adult working years. Hunt’s doesn’t make (to my knowledge) a coconut pudding, but I imagine this is exactly what it would taste like should they ever add it to their line-up.
It’s a fast recipe using a bunch of unfussy ingredients that you probably already have in the pantry. Perfect for when you want to reminisce about the days when you’d get excited that your mom remembered to pack you a dessert.
Coconut Cream Pudding
Yield: 4 servings
* 1 packet unflavored gelatin (approximately 1 Tablespoon)
* 1/4 cup water
* 1 can coconut milk
* 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
* Pinch salt
* 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
* Whipped cream, for garnish
* Toasted coconut, for garnish
In a medium saucepan, dissolve gelatin in water over low heat. Stir in coconut milk and remove from heat. Add sweetened condensed milk and salt. Pour into dessert dishes and chill. Top with whipped cream, nutmeg and toasted coconut to serve.