Haitian Coconut Fruit Jello | Blancmange
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This wibbly-wobbly dessert is fun for kids to make – you’ll find it at weddings and other celebrations. While it is not very sweet it is creamy, smooth and silky, almost like eating a wet coconut cloud. The tradition hails from France, where these sorts of molded desserts are extremely popular. Haiti was a French colony, so it’s only natural they put their Caribbean twist on the dessert.
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 quart molded dessert 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 24 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 quart molded dessert 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 24 hours
Haitian Coconut Fruit Jello | Blancmange
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This wibbly-wobbly dessert is fun for kids to make – you’ll find it at weddings and other celebrations. While it is not very sweet it is creamy, smooth and silky, almost like eating a wet coconut cloud. The tradition hails from France, where these sorts of molded desserts are extremely popular. Haiti was a French colony, so it’s only natural they put their Caribbean twist on the dessert.
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 quart molded dessert 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 24 hours
Servings Prep Time
1 1/2 quart molded dessert 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 24 hours
Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract , optional
  • 13.5 oz coconut milk
  • 24 oz evaporated milk
  • 3 packets gelatin
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk , or more to taste
  • 14 oz tropical fruit cocktail , drained and diced small (fresh tropical fruits may also be used)
Servings: quart molded dessert
Units:
Instructions
  1. First, dissolve three packets of gelatin in warm water.Give it a good stir so there are no lumps.
  2. Next, whisk together the evaporated milk, coconut milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Add the gelatin and cook until almost simmering and gelatin is dissolved. Do not let simmer. Remove from heat.Strain fruit. I like to cut the pieces up smaller than this, so there is more juicy goodness throughout the dessert. You could probably even add more than this – play around with the recipe.
  3. Pour milk mixture into a lightly oiled mold. Evenly sprinkle the fruit around the mold.Chill for 24 hours. Loosen the edges with a clean knife and give a few wiggles until you see the blancmange shake loose from the edges. Invert onto serving plate. Slice with a sharp knife.