Christmas log cakes, sweets and pastries are a big part of merry-making during the festive season. However, indulging in too many sweet treats can be detrimental for your waistline and your health.

Instead of store-bought desserts, try your hand at these fabulous coconut-based desserts that you can make at home. These desserts are healthier options, and a spinoff of traditional sweets. They’re sure to be a hit with your loved ones!

Coconut Mocha Mousse

coconut mocha mousse

To satisfy your chocolate craving, try this recipe for Coconut Mocha Mousse that requires only 5 ingredients. The dish consists of milk chocolate, butter, coffee granules, egg yolks and Ayam Brand™ Coconut Cream. This simple but decadent dessert will delight the young and old alike.

Coconut cream contains saturated fat that can be digested and metabolized into energy quickly, without affecting your blood cholesterol. You may increase the nutritional factor in this dessert by using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, using less egg yolks and using fat-free alternatives such as fat-free cream and margarine.

Adding a fresh fruit topping will also make it tastier and provide more nutrients.


Coconut and Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

coconut chocolate ice cream

You don’t have to spend money on an overpriced cake or tubs of ice cream to celebrate the holidays. Prepare this homemade coconut and chocolate ice cream cake instead. Made with Ayam Brand™ Coconut Cream, dark chocolate, nuts, raspberries, condensed milk, and thickened cream, this recipe is easy enough that even the young ones can help.

Using pistachio nuts provide copper, while the coconut cream contains lauric acid which offers anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Dark chocolate not only adds a touch of indulgence but is also a source of antioxidants.

Lemon Syrup Coconut Cakes

Lemon Syrup Coconut Cakes

Impress your friends and family with these lemon syrup coconut cakes! This recipe includes Ayam Brand™ Coconut Milk which is 100% natural and contains no preservatives, flavouring, or colouring. Just like coconut cream, coconut milk also contains lauric acid which can help lower the risk for health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

The addition of lemon syrup cuts through the coconut taste and adds some tartness. To make this dessert nutritious, you can use sugar in the cake batter and use healthier substitutes instead of butter. Here’s a handy resource on healthy butter substitutes.


Chilled Coconut and Fruit Smoothie

coconut fruit smoothie

If you prefer a lighter dessert, this recipe for chilled coconut and fruit smoothie is for you. Simply add pineapple juice, cranberry juice, fresh raspberries and coconut milk into a blender. You can also add ice cubes to make it a frosty treat.

Ayam Brand™ Organic Light Coconut Milk is a great choice for this recipe as it contains 32% less fat compared to regular coconut milk. This easy-to-make smoothie is packed with vitamins and minerals thanks to the fruits, while the coconut milk aids in boosting your immunity.


Creamy Fruit Tarts

creamy fruit tarts

Feeling fancy? Whip up these creamy fruit tarts to wow your guests! These Instagram-worthy tarts has a filling made of fruits such as mango, kiwi and passionfruit, white chocolate and coconut cream. The tart base is made of butter and sweet biscuits.

You can use Ayam Brand™ Organic Light Coconut Cream in this recipe. It provides full coconut flavour and a beautiful creamy texture to the tart filling, but with 37% less fat than regular coconut cream.

If you prefer the tarts to be less sweet, use dark chocolate instead of white chocolate. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa content so that you can reap the health benefits of its antioxidants.

Ayam Brand™ products can be found at all leading supermarkets and hypermarts.


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