Coconut parfaits

Prep 5 min
Total 15 min
Plus 2 hr chilling time
Serves 6



1/2 cup
2% milk
3 tbsp
400-mL can
1 1/4 cups
sweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup
granulated sugar
1/4 tsp
2 tsp


1 cup
35% cream
1 tbsp
1/3 cup
shaved white chocolate
1/3 cup
toasted flaked coconut


  • WHISK milk, egg, yolk and cornstarch in a large bowl until smooth. Heat coconut milk, shredded coconut, sugar and salt in a saucepan set over medium, stirring until sugar dissolves and bubbles start to form around the sides of the pan, about 5 min. Whisk constantly while slowly adding one-third of hot coconut mixture to milk mixture. Pour milk mixture back into the pot and set over medium.
  • BRING to a gentle boil, whisking constantly until thickened, about 2 min. Remove from heat, then stir in vanilla. Pour custard back into the bowl. Place plastic wrap directly onto custard to prevent skin forming and chill until set, about 2 hours or overnight.
  • TOPPINGS: Beat cream and icing sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high until soft peaks form, about 3 min. To serve, scoop custard into serving dishes. Top with whipped cream, white chocolate shavings and toasted coconut flakes.



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