Creamy Tropical Coconut Jam


Indulge in the lush, creamy goodness of our Creamy Tropical Coconut Jam. This delectable spread is a fusion of rich coconut flavor with a velvety texture, making it a perfect companion for your morning toasts, pastries, and tropical-themed desserts.

Creamy Tropical Coconut Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields about 400 grams of jam
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (approximately 20 grams)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 60 kcal
  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 10mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugars: 6.3g
  • Protein: 0.5g


  • Grated fresh coconut - 300 grams (10.6 ounces)
  • Granulated sugar - 200 grams (7 ounces)
  • Coconut milk - 200 ml (6.8 ounces)
  • Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine grated coconut, sugar, and coconut milk.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer for 40-45 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and takes on a golden color.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in the last few minutes of cooking.
  6. To test the jam’s readiness, drop a small amount on a cold plate. If it doesn't run and has a jam-like consistency, it's done.
  7. Remove from heat and allow the jam to cool slightly.
  8. Transfer the jam to sterilized jars, seal, and let it cool at room temperature before storing in the refrigerator.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use freshly grated coconut for the best flavor and texture.
  • Keep stirring the jam to prevent it from sticking or burning.
  • Adjust sugar according to your sweetness preference.
  • Sterilize the jars well to extend the jam’s shelf life.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use desiccated coconut instead of fresh?

Fresh coconut is recommended for optimal flavor, but desiccated coconut can be used in a pinch.

How long can I store this jam?

Properly stored, it can last in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.

Can I make this jam without coconut milk?

Coconut milk adds creaminess and flavor, but you can use water for a lighter version.

Your Creamy Tropical Coconut Jam is a jar of paradise, ready to bring a taste of the tropics to your table. It's perfect for spreading on warm bread, dolloping on pancakes, or even as a unique filling for cakes. Revel in the sweet, creamy flavors of coconut with every spoonful!