Tropical Coconut-Orange Custard with Chocolate Sprinkles

Dive into a symphony of flavors with our Sunset Delight, a dessert that captures the essence of tropical paradise in every spoonful. This exquisite creation layers the rich, creamy texture of coconut custard with the vibrant, zesty tang of orange, all crowned with a playful sprinkle of chocolate. Perfect for any occasion, from a luxurious dinner party to a cozy family gathering, this recipe promises to transport your taste buds to a tropical getaway. Easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious, Sunset Delight is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. Let’s embark on this culinary journey together, where the warmth of the tropics meets the sweetness of home.


  • For the Coconut Custard:
    • 1 liter of whole milk
    • 200 ml of granulated sugar
    • 205 ml of all-purpose flour (equivalent to 1 glass and 1 tablespoon, using a 200 ml glass)
    • 60 grams of unsalted butter
    • 1 sachet of vanilla extract (or 2 teaspoons)
    • 1.5 to 2 cups of finely shredded coconut
  • For the Orange Layer:
    • 600 ml of fresh orange juice (approximately 3 glasses)
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of cornstarch (equivalent to a very full spoonful)
    • 3 heaping tablespoons of all-purpose flour (equivalent to 2 very full spoonfuls)
    • 100 ml of granulated sugar (half a glass, adjust to taste)
    • Optional: a pinch of orange zest for enhanced flavor
  • Decoration:
    • Chocolate sprinkles
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  1. Prepare the Coconut Custard:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, sugar, flour, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent lumps, until the mixture thickens.
    • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and shredded coconut. Mix well until homogeneous.
    • Pour the mixture into a serving dish or individual cups, smoothing the top with a spatula. Allow to cool slightly before adding the orange layer.
  2. Make the Orange Layer:
    • In another saucepan, whisk together the orange juice, cornstarch, flour, sugar, and orange zest (if using). Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens and becomes glossy.
    • Carefully pour the orange layer over the coconut custard, creating a smooth layer. Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until set, about 2-3 hours.
  3. Decorate and Serve:
    • Just before serving, sprinkle the top with chocolate sprinkles for a delightful contrast and added texture.
    • Serve chilled and enjoy the tropical flavors of coconut and orange, accented with the richness of chocolate.

This recipe offers a delightful blend of tropical coconut, tangy orange, and rich chocolate, making it a perfect dessert for any occasion. Enjoy crafting this unique treat!

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