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Coconut Egg Custard

This is a popular Chinese dessert. It can be served cold or chilled. Traditional recipes call for only milk. We use some coconut milk to add a little Southeast Asian flavor to it. The coconut milk also makes the egg custard smell very fragrant.

To prevent the custard from getting wrinkled and to achieve a silky smooth texture, we use aluminum foil to cover the custard during steaming.

This dessert is very simple to make and super delicious.

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut milk
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 6 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 to 4
  1. Put eggs in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add milk.
  3. Add coconut milk.
  4. Add sugar.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Transfer mixture to 4 small bowls.
  7. Cover bowls with aluminum foil.
  8. Fill steamer with enough water and place it on stove.
  9. Turn heat to high.
  10. When water is boiling, place bowls in steamer.
  11. Turn heat to medium.
  12. Steam for 15 minutes.
  13. Turn off heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  14. Remove aluminum foil and serve.
  • To make the traditional egg custard, just use 1 cup of milk instead of 1/3 cup of coconut milk and 2/3 cup of milk.
  • We like our custard a little more firm. If you like a softer consistency, just add an additional 1/4 cup of water to the egg and milk mixture.
  • To serve this dessert cold, just let it cool down and put it in the fridge for about one hour.
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