Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk fudge) Recipe

Dulce de Coco (Coconut and Milk fudge) Recipe

When we serve  Dominican Style Dulce de Coco, or coconut milk and fudge , a sugary chocolate treat at the Villa, we always get a request for how to make it. Well, it’s actually not that hard. We looked at some of the other recipes for it, and found one popular dulce de coco recipe that lined up with ours for the most part, so we knew ours was good. You’re going to need the following ingredients:


  • 1 coconut (dried preferably)
  • 6 cups of whole milk (3.5 cups evaporated)
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 5 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of per vanilla


  1. Crack open the the coconut and clean out the fleshy part.
  2. You can use knife or a potato peeler to remove the dark part of the peel.
  3. Wash the coconut and dry with a hand towel.
  4. Blend on puree.
  5. In a large pot, add all of the ingredients (above) and bring to a boil.
  6. Stir regularly and scrape sides to prevent burning or overboiling
  7. After about 35 minutes, when it reaches tapioca-like consistency, remove from the heat.
  8. Chill before serving


Dry and soft coconuts (the kind with milk in them) have distinctly different tastes. Dry coconuts have a more traditional coconut taste, and that’s what we use at the villa, but both have their fans.

If you can’t get your hands on a coconut (dry or soft), the grated kind will work; it’s just not as good in our opinion.

Nutrition Summary

For those of you counting calories, we found some dulce de coco nutritional information too. Unfortunately, or fortunately, when you add all the sugary goodness we use in our recipe for Dulce de Coco, these numbers probably don’t apply.

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