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Coconut Jelly Topped with Fresh Fruit
Fresh Coconut Jelly Recipe (Melo Melo)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
chill for
6 hrs

Topped with delicious fruit — I chose tropical — my Coconut Jelly recipe (also known as Melo Melo) is the silkiest dessert you'll ever have!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • ¼ cup (2floz/60ml) whole milk (COLD)
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • 2 cups (16floz/480ml) fresh coconut water
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) full fat coconut milk
  • cup (2½oz/71g) granulated sugar
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) diced mango (or fruit of your choice)
  • 2 kiwis (diced)
  1. Place 6 (8-oz) cups or bowls on a small tray and set aside.

  2. Add the COLD milk to a small bowl and sprinkle evenly with the gelatin. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to let bloom.

  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the coconut water, coconut milk, and sugar and heat until the sugar is dissolved.

  4. Add the bloomed gelatin and stir until fully melted, making sure the mixture is warm but not simmering.

  5. Once dissolved, pour through a strainer into a glass measuring cup with a pour spout.

  6. Divide the mixture evenly among the cups on the tray and refrigerate until set, about 4-6 hours.

  7. Just before serving, top with diced fresh fruit. Cover leftovers and keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.