Palm Sugar and Coconut Milk Jelly

Yummy Bakes | 12:49 PM |
I don't make agar-agar very often.  That day my colleague emailed the photo of this dessert to me and I thought why not make this since the weather is so hot.  I made twice but I dont know why the coconut milk and sugar didnt separate into two layers?  Is it because I stirred when coconut milk was added?

Well, even if it didnt separate into two layers, it was still a very nice dessert for a hot day.

Palm Sugar And Coconut Milk Jelly adapted from Seasaltwithfood


500 ml (2 Cups) Water
150 g Palm Sugar, roughly chopped
3 tsp Agar-Agar Powder
1 Pandan Leaf, tied into a knot
300 ml (1 ¼ Cups) Coconut Milk
Pinch of Sea Salt


Place water, sugar, agar-agar powder and pandan leaf in a roomy pan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer until agar-agar powder completely dissolves, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove pandan leaf. Stir in the salt into the coconut milk and pour this into the jelly. Return the mixture to the boil then immediately remove from the heat.

Pour the jelly into a glass dish or jelly mould and leave undisturbed until set. When cool, chill the jelly in the refrigerator. The jelly should separate nicely into 2 layers-a clear palm sugar layers and a coconut layer.



  1. regarding why it did not separate into 2 layers, may i ask what kind of coconut milk did you use? Is it the non chill type of packet UHT, chilled packet in chiller section of supermkt or the freshly grated coconut from wet market?

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I used the chilled packet in the chiller from supermarket.

  2. Sorry can't help.I recalled that my mum's agar-agar used to be able to separate into 2 layers too.Hope to see the answer!

  3. though you didnt get the separate layers, i'm sure the taste is really nice. it's really interesting to know about the layers can separate by itself.

  4. Looks so cool and delicious! Have not made this in such a long time. The last time I made this, I used the agar-agar strands and freshly squeezed coconut milk, and they separated into two layers. No idea why these did not. Interesting, would like to find out too!


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