I’ve always been a huge fan of lemon… mainly in desserts.
Lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon ice cream… the list goes on!
I think I got this from my mother, a serious lemon fanatic.
I’ve been craving lemon ever since the weather started getting warmer, but I didn’t want to make a huge, heavy dessert.
Part of me wanted to just suck it up and make lemon bars, but that would require a lot of work… and I just wasn’t feeling that. Ya know?
So, I grabbed a few lemons at the grocery store and headed for home.
And thus, this recipe was born.
This lemon custard is bright and flavorful, and has all the sunny spring vibes.
Plus, it takes literally 5 minutes to whip up (besides opening the coconuts).
It doesn’t need any thickeners, gums or food colorings, and somehow has an unbelievably creamy, pudding-like texture.
You can make it as lemon-y as you want. I added one lemon, but I could see myself adding another half if I was seriously craving that tart citrus flavor.
This recipe also contains prebiotic fiber AND probiotics, making it a wonderful breakfast or dessert for sensitive tummies (such as myself)!
These are totally optional, and can be left out. (They don’t affect the flavor at all if you choose to opt out of adding them.)
This custard would also be delicious topped with fresh berries or granola, but I love it by itself, topped with a little extra turmeric.
This recipe is also keto-friendly by default, but if you prefer to use a different sweetener, go for it. If you’re using a regular sweetener like honey or maple syrup, I would start with 2 tsp and work your way up from there.
If you’re making this keto like I did, keep in mind that every sugar-free sweetener is a bit different, so start off slow and continue to taste until your desired sweetness is reached.
This recipe makes 2-3 substantial servings.
2 cups young Thai coconut meat
1 tbsp coconut water, plus more to blend if needed
Juice & zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
5-10 drops organic stevia
1 tbsp organic erythritol (optional)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 pinch sea salt
1 scoop probiotic powder (optional)
1 tbsp acacia fiber powder (optional)
- Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend well, adding 1 teaspoon of coconut water at a time until a super thick, but smooth consistency is reached.
- Store covered in the fridge for up to 2 days, but best enjoyed immediately.