Coconut Meat Jam Recipe (Mứt Dừa)

Nga Do
Tet Holiday is coming soon in Asia. In Vietnam, we usually eat many kinds of jams in these days. One of them is Coconut Meat Jam (Mứt Dừa). My mom are preparing for making this dessert for my family. It is the great combination between coconut meat, sugar and milk. When my mom brings this jam to serve guests visit my house in Tet holiday, they totally fall in love with it.

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If you do not have Lunar New Year in your country, you still can make it. I bet your kids will love it. You can bring this dessert to work or school and eat when you feel tired. So, are you ready to make this dish with us? If you do want, please follow our instructions below carefully.


2 – 3 coconut fruits (not too old, not too young)
500gr white sugar
250ml fresh milk (no sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla.


Step 1: Separate cover of coconut with meat. Use the knife to rake the brown layer around coconut meat until they are white.
Step 2: Clean coconut meat again carefully. Wait to dry.

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Step 3: Use knife to cut around the coconut meat to create long pieces. You can have 1kg sliced coconut meat after that.
Step 4: Soak coconut meat into cold water in 7 – 8 hours. Then clean again with cold water and wait to dry.

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Step 5: Here is the important step to create the flavor for one dish. Pour sliced coconut meat into bowl, add sugar and use chopsticks to mix well. Wait in 10 – 12 hours.

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Step 6: Put coconut meat (in step 5) into big pot or pan, add more fresh milk and cook with small heat. About 15 – 20 minutes, use chopsticks to stir well.

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Step 7: Continue cooking with small heat in 45 – 60 minutes until cococnut meat is dried. They also turn into yellow colour.

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Step 8: Wait coconut meat (in step 7) to get cold, pour into big basket, spread well and wait 1 day before serving.

Finally, your dessert is ready. You can store into jar and use day by day. The sweetness from sugar, coconut meat and milk combine together will bring a stunning flavor in your mouth. And I bet you can not stop eating from the first time. Good Luck for your Cooking.

Photo by collect on the internet.

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