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Latik Fried coconut milk curd recipe

Latik, strictly speaking, is a by-product of coconut milk that evaporated with the curd frying up. With its natural sweetness, it is usually used as a topping to many Filipino desserts such as Biko, Suman, and Maja Blanca.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Coconut, LAtik
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 33kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $1


  • 1 can Coconut Milk (400ml) or
  • 2 cups fresh shredded mature Coconut
  • 2 cups warm water


  • Mix the grated coconut with the warm water in a large bowl.
  • Scoop the coconut into a sheet of cheesecloth and squeeze over the bowl to express as much coconut juice as possible then strain into a pan. Discard the coconut.
  • Bring the liquid to a boil and cook until the mixture is dry, about 15 minutes
  • When the texture turns gelatinous, lower the heat and continue stirring.
  • It will curdle as it dries, continue stirring until brownish residues are formed which are called ‘latik.’
  • This can be used right away to top your Filipino dessert or store it in the fridge for a few days.


Calories: 33kcal