This chocolate coconut custard made with coffee, liqueur and egg yolks is velvety and so utterly delectable, so adamantly rich, and so intensely orgasmic, leaving you feeling elated and ethereal with every bite as if you were twirling and swirling in heaven.
There are certain ingredients that require the best quality to truly shine in a recipe. For us, coffee, liqueur and chocolate are obvious favourites, not needing additional additives or sweetness, just pure ingredients. And when I think of my favourite desserts, chocolate is always a key ingredient; the higher the percentage the better, dark chocolate in particular adds a deep, rich element to any dessert, especially a custard.
Far from the traditional custard, this dairy-free Spiked Coffee Chocolate Coconut Custard highlights a rich and decadent lineup of ingredients including vanilla, chocolate, coconut milk, coffee, liqueur, and egg yolks. Relying on the subtle sweetness of the coconut milk and vanilla, this recipe is perfect for date night or serving for guests. Because of the cooling time, you can easily make this dish a day then garnish before you serve.
Perfect for those who aren’t into sweet desserts but rather decadent dishes guaranteed to leave you breathless, this Spiked Chocolate Coconut Custard is velvety and airy, rich and deep, leaving your palate with only the finest of flavours.
Using a single pot, mix together the coconut milk, coffee and vanilla, then separate your egg yolks and whip them until combined. The key to the creaminess is all in the tempering of the eggs. After separating your egg yolks from the whites, slowly add in a cup of the hot coconut milk into your eggs, whisking them quickly with your wrist. This method of tempering, allows the eggs to slowly get up to the same temperate as your coconut milk without scrambling them.
Tip: Temper your eggs before you add them into the coconut mixture or your eggs will scramble.
For serving, we like to use individual ramekins or glasses for easy serving. Pour your mixture into each container and then store in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours allowing the coconut milk to solidify. A true custard needs a few hours to set up firmly.
Once cooled, garnish with fresh mint, chocolate shavings and coffee powder if desired.
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Spiked Coffee Chocolate Coconut Custard
Spiked with espresso bitters, this chocolate coconut custard is velvety and decadent, whisked to thicken with a coconut egg mixture and of course, flavoured with dark chocolate.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- Category: Food + Drink, Dessert, Snack
- Cuisine: Dairy-Free
- 2 cans coconut milk (800ml total)
- 1 cup coffee or espresso
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 oz alcohol of your choice (we used 1oz Dillon’s Espresso Bitters and 1oz rum)
- 8 large egg yolks
- 200 g dark chocolate (finely chopped)
- 8 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
No. 1 | In a saucepan, heat together coconut milk, coffee, vanilla and salt and bring to a simmer.
No. 2 | Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks.
No. 3 | Remove the coconut milk from the heat and stir in the alcohol. While whisking the eggs, add ½ cup of coconut mixture, 1 tbsp at a time to temper the eggs. Pour the egg mixture into the saucepan and return to the heat. Raise to medium and allow to thicken until it can coat the back of the spoon.
No. 4 | Remove from heat and mix in chocolate until it melts and is well combined.
No. 5 | Pour custard into your serving vessels and allow to cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to set, about 4 hours.
No. 6 | Garnish with mint leaves, coconut cream, chocolate shavings and coffee beans.