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This delicious trifle consists of 4 layers: homemade chocolate custard, coconut custard, ladyfingers, and whipped cream and everything is made from scratch!


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
15 mins
4 hrs 10 mins
4 hrs 55 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, milk, egg yolks, and cornstarch in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until thickened into a custard, about 10 minutes.

  • Divide custard between 2 bowls. Mix 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut into the first bowl of custard. Fold cocoa powder into the second bowl of custard. Let custard mixtures cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  • Pour 1/4 cup milk into a shallow bowl. Dip ladyfingers briefly in milk and arrange in the bottom of a glass trifle bowl. Spoon coconut custard on top. Layer remaining ladyfingers and chocolate custard on top. Smooth whipped cream over the top.

  • Place 1 1/4 cup shredded coconut in a small skillet over low heat. Cook and stir until toasted and fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool.

  • Sprinkle toasted coconut and chocolate over whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate until flavors meld, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 11.7g; carbohydrates 52.5g; fat 36.6g; cholesterol 164.2mg; sodium 131mg. Full Nutrition