5 delicious Thai desserts with coconut as the main ingredient

Coconut makes for a common ingredient in several Thai desserts.

This article brings you a list of some of the most delicious ones among them.

So, read ahead!

Thai desserts are prepared using natural ingredients, especially tropical fruits. For the same reason, they are always in the good books of fitness enthusiasts from all across the world. Moreover, as most Thai people believe, having a Thai dessert at the end of a meal is all you need to satiate your soul.

Coconut, as it’s available in almost all parts of Thailand, is a common ingredient in Thai desserts. Numerous coconut-based desserts see huge popularity across the Land of Smiles.

Below, we’ve talked about the most popular ones among them that you must try at least once.

Coconut Ice Cream is a must-have during summer

Thai Coconut Ice Cream is a sought-after dessert among tourists in Thailand. It has a unique texture which is somewhat between sorbet and ice cream. Also, prepared with freshly squeezed coconut milk, it’s packed with an abundance of coconut flavors that will surely leave you in awe.

Thai Coconut Cake is not overly rich or too sweet

Thai Coconut Cake has a slightly crunchy top, but a soft and moist center. It’s light, and not entirely sweet, unlike most other cakes. The ingredients required except shredded coconuts are rice flour, sugar, salt, peanut oil, water, and vanilla. It’s usually served hot and topped with some toasted coconut flakes.

Thai Coconut-Tapioca Pudding boasts an incredibly chewy texture

Thai Coconut-Tapioca Pudding is a vegan and naturally gluten-free dessert. It’s very easy to prepare, and the cooking process takes less than 30 minutes. The ingredients required are coconut milk, salt, water, tapioca seeds, maple syrup, and sugar. You can use some ripe mangoes as well to add refreshing flavors.

Thai Coconut Dumpling is especially popular in street food stalls

Thai Coconut Dumpling – a cross between dumpling and pancake – has a custard-like texture with a little crunch. The ingredients required are coconut milk, rice flour, water, salt, oil, sugar, and tapioca starch. It’s cooked on hot grills, which makes it highly palatable. It’s usually topped with corn or some green onions. Thai Coconut Dumplings can be found at almost all street stalls across the Land of Smiles.

Thai Banana-Lychee Dessert in Coconut Milk takes only ten minutes to make

Thai Banana-Lychee Dessert in Coconut Milk can be served both chilled (during the hot season) and warm in winter. It boasts an abundance of sweet flavors, which can be addictive for some people. The major ingredients required are coconut milk, ripe banana, lychee, salt, and brown sugar. It can be topped with some nuts or seeds as well.

The list also includes Thai Coconut Balls, Thai Coconut Pancake, etc.

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