Monday, January 20, 2014

coconut custard pots de crème

Friends, we are full steam ahead in 2014.  I hope this year brings you some new and happy adventures.  I have so much to share with you.

For starters, I've conquered a creamy non-dairy dessert that is sure to please everyone.  It's a pure and simple custard, ingeniously simple, made with coconut milk instead of cow's milk.  It's subtly sweet, delicious, and only 5 ingredients.

Too simple?  Pas de problème.  A french name can help with that.  This recipe is a twist on a classic pot de crème after all.

Pretty fresh raspberries help, too.

Of course, there's always chocolate.  (Guess what? Also easy.  Just one more ingredient.)

There's no intimidation factor here, I promise.  And you won't be slaving over the stove waiting for custard to set up.  Oh yeah, and it's gluten free and dairy free.  So no downsides, even for your friends who are suddenly not eating anything.

You will need some darling tiny ramekins to make individual portions.  That's half the fun.  Or try tiny mason jars or oven-safe cups.  This recipe makes enough for six portions in ramekins.  The recipe follows.