1 1/4cup(100 g) unsweetened shredded coconut or unsweetened flaked coconut(this topping adds 2 carbs per serving which is already calculated in the nutritional information)
Make the Coconut Pudding: Prepare the Low Carb Vanilla Pastry Cream with substitutions and let it cool before continuing. *This can be made several days before.
Make the Coconut Crust: Grind the unsweetened coconut, 1/2 cup at a time, in a coffee/spice grinder and grind until fine. Put the ground coconut into a medium bowl. Powder the sweetener and add it and the rest of the dry ingredients to the bowl with the coconut. Whisk together to combine. Melt the butter or coconut oil and pour over the ingredients. Combine to form a moist crumbly mixture.
Dump the ingredients into a 13x9 inch glass pyrex baking dish and lay a sheet of waxed paper over the mixture. First with your hands, then with a flat bottomed glass, press the coconut crust mixture firmly into the dish. Remove the waxed paper and continue with the recipe or *bake in a preheated (350) oven for about 10 - 15 minutes and then let cool completely for a cookie-like crust. *This can be made the day before.
ASSEMBLING THE DESSERT:
Make the Whipped Cream: Whip the cream with the vanilla and sweetener until stiff.
Cream Cheese Layer: Soften the cream cheese in the microwave and then using a hand mixer, whip it with the sweeteners and almond milk (or cream) until nice and light. Adding 1/2 cup of whipped cream at a time, fold 1 1/2 cups of whipped cream into the cream cheese. Spread evenly over the base and refrigerate.
Coconut Pudding Layer: With a hand mixer, whip the cold pudding. Carefully spread over the cream cheese layer.
Whipped Cream Topping: Carefully, spread the remaining whipped cream over the coconut pudding layer and refrigerate several hours.
To finish the dessert, top with unsweetened shredded dessicated coconut or coconut flakes.
THIS DESSERT WILL EASILY SERVE 16-24 PEOPLE.
Low Carb Coconut Cream Layered Dessert
Amount Per Serving
Calories 427Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Vitamin A 950IU19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.