Coconut custards with strawberries & lime

Coconut custards with strawberries & lime

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Cook: 25 mins - 35 mins


Serves 6
Fruit fools with an exotic streak

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal406
  • fat32g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs27g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 150ml good-quality ready made custard
  • 100g creamed coconut in a block
  • 500g small strawberries



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 85g icing sugar
  • 250g carton mascarpone
  • finely grated zest of 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

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  1. Pour the custard into a small, heavy-based pan and grate in the creamed coconut. Heat gently until the coconut dissolves, then remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  2. Hull and halve two-thirds of the strawberries and put to one side. Blitz the rest with the lime juice and 2 tbsp of the icing sugar.

  3. Tip the mascarpone into a large bowl and beat in the cooled coconut custard. Add half of the lime zest and the remaining icing sugar and mix well until smooth.

  4. Take 6 large wine glasses or tumblers and spoon a little of the custard mixture into each. Follow with a layer of strawberry halves, cut faces to the outside of the glass. Pour over some strawberry sauce and then finish with another layer of custard. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour and top with the remaining lime zest before serving.

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Comments (3)

cyberchezza's picture

Tasty, but I would also agree with needing to double the custard to make it look like the picture. I also imagine it would be incredibly sweet with 6 tbsps of sugar! I left this out, as custard, creamed coconut & strawberries are more than sweet enough on their own without requiring any more & the lime isn't enough to counteract this; just enough to make it a little tangy.

eleanormayo's picture

Nice and easy, but I thought the coconut custard had a rather strange bitter taste. My friends enjoyed it more than me.

sarah-allen's picture

Great taste but found that I need double the amount of coconut custard to make it look like the one in the picture

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