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Cocada (Coconut Custard)

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“I haven't had the chance to try this yet. I wanted to post it here for safekeeping. I'm hoping it is the coconut custard recipe that I have been searching for.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In uncovered 2-quart saucepan simmer sugar, water and cinnamon for 10 minutes. Strain; discard cinnamon pieces. Add coconut; cook, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until syrup is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the milk; cook until mixture is hot. In bowl beat eggs with remaining 1/2 cup milk. Stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg mixture; return to saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture thickens slightly but does not boil. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour into a 1-1/2 quart bowl or individual serving dishes; chill.
  4. Top with whipped cream and garnish with almonds, if desired.

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