Do you know Nata De Coco that is sometimes called Coconut Jelly? Nata De Coco is a slightly chewy, translucent, jelly-like food produced by the fermentation of Coconut Water. I have been fond of Nata De Coco since my childhood. Yoghurt Jelly with Nata De Coco is a popular dessert in Japan. I have never seen it in Australia. It’s quite easy to make, and Canned Nata De Coco is available from many Asian grocery stores.


4 to 6 Servings


2 teaspoons Gelatine Powder *about 8g
2 to 3 tablespoons Water
1 cup Milk
1/4 cup Caster Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Yoghurt *Greek Yoghurt makes firmer texture jelly
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
100 to 150g Nata De Coco *after drained

  1. Sprinkle Gelatine Powder into Water in a small bowl and soak for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup Milk and Sugar in a saucepan, bring close to the boil, and remove from the heat. Add soaked Gelatine, mix well until Gelatine dissolves, then add remaining 1/2 cup Milk and mix well. *Note: This method cools the mixture quicker.
  3. Whisk in Yoghurt and Lemon Juice. Pour the mixture into the serving glasses or jelly moulds, and add the drained Nata De Coco. Leave them in the fridge until set. *Note: You can place Nata De Coco into the serving glasses first.
  4. *Note: You can add some Fruit as well.