After a naturopath put my younger sister on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet, we have been struggling to find some sweet desserts that she can eat with her new dietary restrictions. Sarah doesn’t want to give up eating yummy foods, so we spent the afternoon in the kitchen experimenting with some gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan ingredients.
After some online searching and some lucky guesses, we were able to come up with this delicious coconut pudding.
For this recipe, you will need a few simple ingredients:
-sweetened coconut shavings
-gluten free tapioca
This recipe is very easy to make, with a very simple preparation and short preparation time (it took us around 20 minutes).
1. Turn your stove to medium heat.
2. Once your stove is heating, pour 2 cups of almond milk into the pot.
3. Pour 1 cup of the tapioca into the milk and stir until mixed.
4. Let the mixture come to a boil.
5. Once the mixture has come to a boil, add 1 cup of coconut milk.
6. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and stir
7. Add 1/4 cup of agave syrup
8. Bring the mixture back to a boil, stirring continuously.
9. When the mixture has come to a boil, turn the stove back down to low heat.
10. Stir continuously for 10-15 minutes.
11. In a separate bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of corn starch and 1 tablespoon of water.
12. Pour the corn starch and water mixture into the pot.
13. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
14. OPTIONAL: add 1/4 cup of sweetened coconut shreds.
15. Pour the mixture into a large bowl and cool.
16. When the mixture has cooled and is still slightly warm, add 1/2 cup of coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
This coconut pudding has endless opportunities when it comes to serving and adding toppings! We scooped our coconut pudding into margarita glasses and topped them with rasberries (my favourite), leftover coconut shavings, cherries, ginger cookies and chocolate sprinkles. When paired with our basil tea recipe, these decorated coconut pudding glasses are perfect for a get-together with friends, a cute tea party or an out-of-the ordinary snack.
For parties, we love the idea of a topping bar! Try putting scoops of the coconut pudding in bowls and setting out a variety of toppings on a table for your guests. Each guest can create their own mixtures, and this dessert is guaranteed to satisfy all of your guests! Guilt-free, great-tasting desserts are always a hit.
If you tried this recipe, please send us your pictures on twitter and let us know how you liked it and tell us what toppings you used.