Last week, Masterchef season 8 contestants bested one another by whipping up dishes made with all kinds of coconut products. Each home cook was assigned whether they would need to make something sweet or something savory.
If you also want to try the challenge that the home cooks did, there are easy coconut recipes that can make you feel like a master right in your own kitchen.
Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake (My Colombian Recipes)
My Colombian Recipes has an easy recipe called Easy No-Bake Coconut Cheesecake. The crust is made from graham crackers, while the filling is a yummy concoction made of coconut cream, cream cheese and condensed milk. This is a great dessert recipe for a weekend treat!
"This coconut cheesecake was incredibly easy to put together and came out smooth and creamy, just perfect! If you have a Thanksgiving or Christmas party coming up, definitely make this dessert."
For the Crust
- 8 ounces graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the cheesecake
- 2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 cup cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
- 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweet condensed milk
- Grated coconut and whipped cream for garnish
Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup (Everyday Easy Eats)
For foodies who want to try their hands in making a savory coconut dish, this Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup from Everyday Easy Eats is a great and comforting soup to try. This is a nice soup that would simply melt away the stress of the day. It's sweet and spicy and it's a healthy, nutritious, creamy soup.
"This easy Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo and ready to eat in just 20 minutes!"
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
- Optional garnishes: Extra coconut milk, pumpkin seeds
Coconut Pudding Cake (Shugary Sweets)
This Coconut Pudding Cake from Shugary Sweets will surely satisfy all your coconut cravings! With only four ingredients, making this yummy pudding is a walk in the park. The coconut flavor comes from the coconut cream pudding mix and toasted coconut. This is a great treat to have with a latte or milk tea.
"One of the easiest cakes to make! The pudding added to the top of the warm cake makes this so moist and delicious. Add some Cool Whip and toasted coconut and this Coconut Pudding Cake will be gone in no time!"
- 1 box French Vanilla cake, plus ingredients to make according to package
- 1 package (3.4oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
- 2 cup milk
- 12oz Cool Whip
- 1 cup toasted coconut
Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:
Coconut is a healthy ingredient. To incorporate a subtle coconut flavor to everyday dishes, you may opt to use coconut oil instead of regular oil when cooking.
Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.