GROOVY COCONUT® PUDDING
A sliver of coconut is an exquisite dessert in itself. Add that sliver to the top of a coconut pudding, and it's a tropical winner. Go the extra mile in taste with fresh coconut. Once you try fresh coconut, you won't go back to the processed, shredded variety found in your grocery store. Extracting coconut may not be a breeze, but Groovy Coconuts make it just a little easier to get that tropically delicious taste.
1 Groovy Coconut
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 13.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
1 13.5 oz can coconut milk
1 tsp coconut or vanilla extract
1/2 pkg mini vanilla wafers
Yield: 8 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours of refrigeration.
1. Open a Groovy Coconut and pull out the white flesh. Slice off 8 pieces from the coconut for a serving garnish. Put aside. Grate the rest or place in a food processor and pulse until it's in tiny pieces. Use 1 cup of grated coconut for the pudding recipe and 1/8 cup for the topping. Freeze or refrigerate the remaining in a storage bag.
a. Arrange vanilla wafers evenly on top. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of grated coconut on top. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Serve coconut slivers on the side.
b. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Scoop into individual bowls, line bowls with wafers, sprinkle some coconut on top and then add a coconut sliver on the top.