Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lemon Coconut Chiffon Fluff w/ Toasted Coconut Chips (No Bake)

Last night I made a no bake Lemon Chiffon Fluff with Toasted Coconut Chips. I chilled it overnight to serve for dessert this evening. It was simple and good and reminded me of a crustless lemon chiffon pie. Since it didn't have any crust, I used the larger coconut chips from Tropical Traditions that I toasted for a few minutes to top it with for a little added crunch and nutty flavor. It turned out really good. I snapped a few photos below along with the recipe. The recipe uses my Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (also below). Note that the condensed milk recipe makes more than the 3/4 cup necessary in this recipe. You can easily make a half recipe of the condensed milk if you don't want any extra to make other things with and the 1/2 recipe of condensed milk would provide you enough to double the Lemon Coconut Chiffon Fluff recipe if you wanted to make 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!

Lemon Coconut Chiffon Fluff w/ Toasted Coconut Chips


6 ounces cream cheese (brick style), softened (can use up to 8 ounces)
3/4 cups Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk (recipe below)
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
6 tablespoons Swerve confectioners style sweetener (or equivalent to 6 tablespoons sugar)
1/4 cup cold heavy cream, whipped to stiff peak stage
Additional sweetener (Swerve or stevia drops) to taste, optional
1 cup toasted coconut chips (large flakes)


In a large mixing bowl, beat softened cream cheese until fluffy using a hand mixer. Add sweetened condensed coconut milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, 6 tablespoons Swerve and beat until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes.

Using a rubber spatula, fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until well blended and smooth. Taste for sweetness and add additional sweetener, if desired. Spoon mixture into custard cups or dessert bowls.  Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.  To serve, top with toasted coconut flakes.  Makes approximately 4 servings.

**Note: If you prefer a thicker consistency, add an additional 2 ounces of cream cheese to the filling for a total of 8 ounces.  

Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk 
Makes approximately 2-1/2 cups

*Note: Above recipe for Lemon Coconut Chiffon Fluff calls for only 3/4 cup, so this recipe can easily be halved (and half of the condensed milk recipe makes 1-1/2 cups which is enough to double the Lemon Coconut Chiffon recipe above for 6-8 servings)


2 (14-ounce) cans unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stevia drops, optional (if additional sweetness desired)


Add coconut milk to a small heavy saucepan and stir in Swerve or sweetener of choice, butter and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  After milk comes to a boil, reduce heat to low-medium and simmer, stirring and whisking frequently for about 45 minutes until reduced almost by half. Taste for sweetness.  If additional sweetness is desired, add liquid stevia drops (or sweetener of choice) until desired sweetness is achieved. Makes approximately 2-1/2 cups of sweetened condensed coconut milk.  Cool before using in recipes. Refrigerate any unused portion.



CyberSis said...

WOW! One of these days, GGC, I'm going to actually make the Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk. If you keep coming up with these extremely tempting ways to use it I won't have a choice ... I'll just *have* to! :-)

Sami said...

I like anything with lemons, so this should be fabulous. Thanks

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

It is refreshing, Sami! If you want it thicker/heavier...add the extra 2 ounces of cream cheese. I like it sort of in between. :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

LOL, CyberSis! I think you would like it! :-)

Roye said...

I'm sure the Lemon Coconut Chiffon Fluff is delicious, I love lemons. But I'm writing because I just had to tell you how beautiful the the fruit bowl and "glass"? lemons are. It's gorgeous :).

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Roye! LOL -- thanks about my bowl of lemons. I've had it almost 20 years now...I still love it as much as I did then! Oh...and the lemon coconut chiffon fluff was good, too. ;-)