Coconut Milk Agar Jelly

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Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 4-8


  • Coconut milk agar jelly
  • 1 can (400 ml) coconut milk
  • 350 ml coconut water (or water)
  • 1 packet plain agar-agar powder (I use 7-gram packet plain agar from Swallow Globe brand) (*)
  • 1/2 cup (100 gram) sugar
  • Palm sugar syrup
  • 50 gram palm sugar
  • 50 ml water
  • 1 pandan leaf, knotted
  • a pinch of salt


  • Coconut milk agar jelly
    1. Stir together coconut milk, coconut water (or water), agar-agar powder, and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and keep stirring until all the sugar and agar-agar powder has completely dissolved.
    2. Turn off heat, pour into mould(s). Place mould(s) in the fridge to set the agar jelly.
  • Palm sugar syrup
    1. Boil together all syrup ingredients. Once all the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat off.
    2. Set the pot aside to cool for 15 minutes, then discard the pandan leaf.
  • To serve
    1. Remove coconut milk agar jelly from the mould(s), arrange on a serving plate, and serve with the palm sugar syrup.


  • (*) Feel free to use other brands of agar-agar powder. Just make sure it is the plain variety. You may also want to follow the instructions regarding the ratio of liquid to agar-agar powder printed on the packaging.

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