Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is a delightful and refreshing sweet treat that combines the flavors of sea coconut and longan fruit. The soup features tender pieces of sea coconut, known for its creamy and jelly-like texture, along with succulent longan fruit that adds a natural sweetness to the dish. Served chilled, this dessert soup offers a cool and soothing indulgence, perfect for hot summer days or as a sweet ending to a meal. The combination of sea coconut and longan creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, making this dessert soup a delightful treat for both the taste buds and the senses.

WHAT IS SEA COCONUT?


Sea coconut, also known as ice apple or palm fruit, is a tropical fruit that comes from the sea coconut palm tree (Borassus flabellifer). It is commonly found in Southeast Asian countries and has a unique appearance and flavor. The fruit is oval-shaped with a hard shell that is dark brown in color. Inside the shell, there is a gelatinous and translucent flesh that is typically white or pale yellow in color. The flesh has a tender and jelly-like texture and a subtly sweet taste. Sea coconut is often used in desserts, beverages, and as a refreshing ingredient in tropical cuisines. It is also known for its hydrating properties and is enjoyed for its cooling effect in hot climates.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Sea Coconut – Sea coconut is a tropical fruit that has a gelatinous and translucent flesh. It adds a unique texture to the dessert soup. If sea coconut is not available, you can substitute it with fresh coconut flesh or other fruits with a similar texture, such as lychee or nata de coco.
  • Red Dates – Red dates, also known as jujubes, are sweet and slightly chewy fruits. They add natural sweetness and a hint of caramel-like flavor to the dessert soup. If you don’t have red dates, you can use dried figs or dried apricots as substitutes.
  • Dried Longan – Dried longan is a sweet and fragrant fruit that adds a rich flavor to the dessert soup. If you can’t find dried longan, you can substitute it with other dried fruits, such as dried lychee or dried apricots.
  • Rock Sugar – Rock sugar is a type of crystallized sugar that is commonly used in Asian desserts. It provides sweetness to the soup. If you don’t have rock sugar, you can substitute it with regular granulated sugar or brown sugar. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.
  • Molasses Sugar/Palm Sugar – Molasses sugar or palm sugar is a type of unrefined sugar that has a distinct caramel-like flavor. It adds depth and richness to the dessert soup. If you don’t have molasses sugar or palm sugar, you can substitute it with dark brown sugar or coconut sugar.
  • Water – Water is the liquid base for the dessert soup. There is no direct substitute for water, but you can enhance the flavor by using coconut water.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Adjust sweetness: The amount of rock sugar, molasses sugar, or palm sugar can be adjusted to your taste preference. If you prefer a sweeter soup, you can add more sugar. Conversely, if you prefer a less sweet soup, reduce the amount of sugar accordingly.
  • Control the soup consistency: The amount of water can be adjusted to control the consistency of the soup. If you prefer a thinner soup, you can add more water. If you prefer a thicker and more concentrated soup, reduce the amount of water slightly.
  • Enhance the flavor: For additional flavor, you can add a pandan leaf or a small piece of ginger to the soup while simmering. These ingredients can infuse the soup with a subtle aroma and depth of flavor. Remember to remove them before serving.
  • Serve chilled: Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is traditionally served chilled. After simmering the soup, allow it to cool to room temperature and then refrigerate it until chilled. The cool temperature enhances the refreshing and soothing nature of the dessert.
  • Garnish creatively: Consider garnishing the soup with fresh mint leaves, a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes, or a drizzle of coconut milk for an extra touch of flavor and presentation.
  • Make-ahead option: You can prepare the dessert soup in advance and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. This allows the flavors to develop further, and the chilled soup will be ready to serve whenever you desire.

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. In a large pot, bring 1300 g of water to a boil.
  2. Add 8 red dates, 40 g dried longan, 8 thinly sliced sea coconut, 45 g rock sugar, and 25 g molasses sugar (or palm sugar).
  3. Stir gently to dissolve the sugars.
  4. Simmer for 30-35 minutes, until the sea coconut is tender and flavors are well-infused.
  5. Remove from heat and let the soup cool to room temperature.
  6. Serve the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup chilled.
  7. Optionally, garnish with fresh mint leaves or a drizzle of coconut milk.
  8. Enjoy the refreshing and sweet Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is a delightful and refreshing dessert on its own, but if you’d like to serve it with additional accompaniments, here are some suggestions:

  1. Coconut Milk Sticky Rice: Pair the dessert soup with a serving of Coconut Milk Sticky Rice. The creamy and sweet sticky rice complements the flavors of the soup perfectly.
  2. Fried Sesame Balls: Serve some crispy Fried Sesame Balls alongside the dessert soup. The contrast between the crunchy exterior and the soft soup creates a delightful texture combination.
  3. Fresh Fruit Platter: Create a colorful fruit platter featuring a variety of tropical fruits such as mango, pineapple, lychee, or dragon fruit. The fresh and juicy fruits provide a refreshing contrast to the sweetness of the soup.
  4. Coconut Ice Cream: Serve a scoop of coconut ice cream alongside the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup. The creamy and tropical flavors of the ice cream complement the soup beautifully.
  5. Almond Cookies: Offer some almond cookies as a crunchy and nutty accompaniment to enjoy alongside the dessert soup. The cookies provide a delightful texture contrast.
  6. Thai Sweet Rice Dumplings (Bua Loy): Bua Loy are sweet rice dumplings served in coconut milk. The chewy rice dumplings in a fragrant coconut broth make a lovely pairing with the dessert soup.

Remember to adjust the serving sizes and quantities based on your preference and the number of guests. These suggestions can enhance your dining experience and offer a variety of flavors and textures to enjoy alongside the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

If you’d like to prepare Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup ahead of time, here are instructions for making it in advance:

  1. Follow the recipe instructions and prepare the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup as usual.
  2. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature.
  3. Once cooled, transfer the soup to an airtight container or individual serving bowls with lids.
  4. Refrigerate the soup for up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to develop.
  5. When you’re ready to serve, you have a couple of options:
    • Serve it chilled: You can serve the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup directly from the refrigerator. It is meant to be enjoyed chilled and refreshing.
    • Bring to room temperature: If you prefer a slightly less chilled version, you can remove the soup from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come to room temperature.
  6. Give the soup a gentle stir before serving to ensure that the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  7. Optionally, garnish the soup with fresh mint leaves or a drizzle of coconut milk for added flavor and presentation.

By following these make-ahead instructions, you can enjoy the convenience of having Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup prepared in advance and ready to serve whenever you desire.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Storage:

  • Transfer any leftover Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup to an airtight container or individual serving bowls with lids.
  • Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
  • Make sure to label the container with the date to keep track of its freshness.

Reheating:

  • Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is typically served chilled, but if you prefer it warm, you can gently heat it.
  • Transfer the desired portion of the soup to a small saucepan.
  • Heat the soup over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches your desired temperature. Be careful not to overheat or boil it.
  • Once heated, remove from heat and let it cool slightly before serving.

Note: It’s important to handle and store the soup properly to maintain its quality and ensure food safety. Discard any leftover soup that has been left at room temperature for more than 2 hours to avoid the risk of foodborne illnesses.

RECIPES FAQS

Can I freeze Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup?

Freezing Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is not recommended as the texture of the sea coconut and longan may change upon thawing, resulting in a less desirable consistency.

How long can I store Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup in the refrigerator?

You can store Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container or covered properly to maintain its freshness.

Can I adjust the sweetness of the dessert soup?

Absolutely! The sweetness can be adjusted to your taste preference. You can add more sugar or sweeteners if you prefer a sweeter soup, or reduce the amount if you prefer it less sweet. Taste and adjust accordingly during the cooking process.

Can I use fresh longan instead of dried longan?

While the recipe calls for dried longan, you can use fresh longan if it’s available. Fresh longan will provide a slightly different texture and flavor, but it can still be delicious in the dessert soup.

Can I add other fruits to the dessert soup?

You can experiment with adding other fruits to the Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup if desired. Some popular additions include lychee, mango, or pineapple. Just make sure to choose fruits that complement the flavors and textures of the soup.

Can I serve Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup warm?

Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is traditionally served chilled for a refreshing experience. However, if you prefer it warm, you can gently heat it on the stove over low heat. Avoid boiling it to maintain the delicate flavors and textures.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

You can adjust the recipe by clicking the serving size in the recipe in recipes card to your liking!
If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup

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Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup is a delightful and refreshing sweet treat that combines the flavors of sea coconut and longan fruit. The soup features tender pieces of sea coconut, known for its creamy and jelly-like texture, along with succulent longan fruit that adds a natural sweetness to the dish. Served chilled, this dessert soup offers a cool and soothing indulgence, perfect for hot summer days or as a sweet ending to a meal. The combination of sea coconut and longan creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures, making this dessert soup a delightful treat for both the taste buds and the senses.

Prep Time5 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 5 mins

Yields1 Serving

 8 sea coconut, peeled and thinly sliced
 8 red dates, pitted
 40 g dried longan
 45 g rock sugar
 25 g molasses sugar / palm sugar
 1300 g water

1

Place sea coconut, red dates, dried longan, rock sugar, palm sugar and water in mixing bowl, cook for 60 min | 100°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Transfer to soup bowls and serve hot.

Ingredients

 8 sea coconut, peeled and thinly sliced
 8 red dates, pitted
 40 g dried longan
 45 g rock sugar
 25 g molasses sugar / palm sugar
 1300 g water

Directions

1

Place sea coconut, red dates, dried longan, rock sugar, palm sugar and water in mixing bowl, cook for 60 min | 100°C | ⤺ Speed Spoon. Transfer to soup bowls and serve hot.

Sea Coconut with Longan Dessert Soup

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