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Cocoanut Spanish Cream Recipe



“About the only time I do any cooking is when it is necessary for me to get my own ham and eggs in the morning, but I do have a favorite recipe. It is for a dessert which is not heavy and is a very pleasant finish for most any dinner.” — Humphrey Bogart

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded cocoanut
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • Grated orange rind, to taste
  • Sections of orange free from membrane, for garnish


Scald the milk and gelatin in top of a double boiler. Mix the egg yolks thoroughly with sugar and salt. Add the milk slowly — return to the double boiler and cook (stirring constantly) until a coating forms on the spoon. Strain at once into a bowl. Add the shredded cocoanut. Beat the egg whites until stiff, add the orange extract and the hot custard. Mix gently.

Rinse a mold with cold water, turn the mixture into the mold and chill. Remove from the mold before serving and sprinkle with remainder of the cocoanut, mixed with a little grated orange rind. Garnish with sections of orange free from membrane.

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There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cocoa Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.