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{make it} coconut custard jello…

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My mom's been in town from Philly spending time with her new granddaughter and helping us around the house with her Thai home cooking! Those of you who follow me on Twitter may know that I had my gallbladder removed on Monday due to pregnancy-induced gallstones {no fun!}. Thankfully, I'm on the mend and doing well…but had to go light with soups and easily digestible foods for the past couple days. With jello being one of those go-to recovery foods, my mom made the Thai version and one of my childhood favorites…coconut custard jello! 

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It may sound and look odd if you've never tried it, but it tastes like salted caramel and coconut…with the perfect mix of sweet and salty in jello form. It's SO easy to make that I had to share with you guys. Just like regular jello, all you need are these two packets, Coconut Agar and Custard Agar dessert mixes. Follow the directions for each, laying first the coconut into a few small bowls. Let the coconut layer solidify before adding the custard layer, then cut and cube when it's set! It looks pretty fun too! — Joy

{photos by Oh Joy}

34 comments

  1. omygawsh–feel better! glad to her you’re recovering well. That is one of my favorite desserts! You make everything look cute!

  2. wow joy, must be so tough for you! hang in there – with a new baby in tow AND recovering from the surgery…i hope and pray all heals quickly. i am a new mama myself (almost 2 week old newborn) and being a mom in itself is a beautiful AND difficult thing…but with surgery on top of that.. wishing you the best!

  3. Firstly – So sorry to hear about your gall bladder. Glad your mom was there to help you out. My parents were in town from HK and my mom smuggled in some chinese herbs to make soups for me. Man, they must have worked because baby Bryan is turning into quite the porker. Hope you are feeling better. Maybe we can do a Bryan and Ruby playdate sometime soon?!

  4. When I spent a summer working in Bangkok I would eat a dessert called “kanom chan” almost every day. It was sold on the street and usually consisted of several thin layers of alternating green and white–the green was pandan flavored, the white coconut. I’ve not been able to find the dessert anywhere in the 7 years since I was there. This recipe is the closest I’ve seen! Any idea if this is the same thing??

  5. Hi Paige,
    Yes, the coconut layer is the same..but you can get the gelatin mix for the Pandan flavor from one of those sites I linked to!
    Its SO good!
    Joy

  6. Hi Paige,
    Yes, the coconut layer is the same..but you can get the gelatin mix for the Pandan flavor from one of those sites I linked to!
    Its SO good!
    Joy

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