Monday, May 14, 2012

Dulce de Coco

Dulce de coco (Coconut and milk fudge) is a desert we Spanish people make for any type of holidays.  It’s one of my favorite desert I love making. It’s simple and has a good taste. Dulce de coco is a very popular dessert in Dominican Republic. It’s a type of desert that we truly love. It’s delicious. Every time one of my family member travels to my country I ask them to bring me a Dulce de coco because the Dulce de coco made in Dominican Republic has a better taste. Below are the ingredients and procedures to make this famous traditional Dulce de coco.

*1 coconut
*4 cups of evaporated milk, or 6 cups of full milk
*1/2 cup of sugar
*4 cinnnamon sticks
*1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1. Crack the coconut in half
2. Peel the coconut completely not leaving a dark spot from the cover of the coconut.
3. Cut the halves into slices or cubes.
4. Wash and pat dry.
5. Put the slices of coconut in a food processor until it is cut into little tiny pieces. (If you would like your coconut in bigger pieces stop the processor if not continue the processor)
6. Mix all the ingredients in an iron pot and boil it in a very low heat.
7. Stir regularly to avoid it from sticking onto the pot.  
8. When it reaches a yogurt-like thickness remove it from the heat for approximately 45 minutes let it chill before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great. I do need to learn how to crack the coconut well, however.