Indulge in Decadence: Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices

Embark on a sweet journey as we explore the indulgent world of Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices. This dessert, a heavenly blend of rich chocolate and tropical coconut, is a testament to the magic that happens when simple ingredients are transformed into a gourmet delight.

Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices Recipe

Salted Chocolate Coconut Caramel Slices (Vegan Gluten-Free) - Nourishing Amy

Chocolate delice with thin coconut slices

Who doesn’t love chocolate? We are really addicted to it! This simple dessert combined with coconut flakes and fresh currant is what you really would love to appreciate after a lunch or a dinner. Even if simple to prepare, it will give the right ending to a meal course.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 5 people
Calories 2345 kcal


  • 1 pot
  • 1 bowl


  • 1/2 lt of whole milk
  • 50 gr of fresh milk cream
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 20 gr of cornstarch
  • 20 gr of pure cocoa powder
  • 70 gr of dark chocolate
  • 50 gr of butter
  • 180 gr of white refined sugar
  • A handful of coconut flakes
  • A bunch of currant for each portion
  • Powdered sugar to decor


  • This is a very simple recipe: the only thing you must pay attention to, is the correct cooking time for the cream.
  • First of all take a pot with water, put the dark chocolate in a bowl and let it melt in the water bath, keeping the temperature of the water always hot but at a minimum heat. Do the same operation with your butter and leave it warm and liquid.
  • Start putting the milk and the fresh milk cream in a pot and let it warm up. Meanwhile take a bowl, add the 7 yolks, the sugar and the cornstarch and start working them in an energic way till they get soft and foamy: you can also use a kitchen robot if you have it. When the yolks have come to the perfect consistency add the cocoa power being careful to use a small sieve to prevent lumps.
  • While doing this operation be careful ‘cause the milk and the cream do not have to boil.
  • When yolks cream is ready, add it to the hot milk very slowly helping your self with a whip; keep on turning the cream on the heat till it gets “creamy” enough but not too thick.
  • At this point, turn the heat off, add the softened dark chocolate and the butter to the cream and keep on stirring till it get homogeneous and “shiny”.
  • This chocolate “delice” is ready now to be divided into portions and “run” to the fridge till it gets ready: you will need at least 4 hours. We personally love it also at room temperature, especially in winter. When it’s time to serve, add some coconut flakes to each portion and a bunch of currant together with powdered sugar.



If you do not like coconut or fresh currant, you can realize it just
with chocolate or substitute fresh currant with other fruit you may like with chocolate such as orange, for example. We personally adore fresh coconut too, instead of dry flakes. A fresh cream on top could be ideal if served without fruit, so it will not result too “heavy”, considering it at the end of a meal course.
Keyword coconut, whole milk

Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices using an air fryer

Salted Chocolate Coconut Caramel Slices (Vegan Gluten-Free) - Nourishing Amy

  • Start by preparing the chocolate delice. In a heatproof bowl, combine the dark chocolate and butter. Melt them together using a double boiler or microwave until smooth.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, sugar, and eggs until well combined.
  • Gradually add the melted chocolate to the cream mixture while continuously whisking. This will ensure that the eggs do not scramble from the heat of the chocolate.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicone mold suitable for the air fryer. You can use a round or square mold depending on your preference.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 160 degrees Celsius or 320 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once preheated, carefully place the mold in the air fryer basket. Set the timer for 20 minutes and let it cook. The chocolate delice is done when it’s set around the edges but still slightly wobbly in the center.
  • While the chocolate delice is cooling, spread the thin coconut slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook them at 160 degrees Celsius or 320 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy.
  • Once the chocolate delice is cooled and set, remove it from the mold. Top it with the crispy coconut slices before serving.
  • To serve, slice the Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices and enjoy this decadent dessert!

About Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices

Salted Chocolate Coconut Caramel Slices (Vegan Gluten-Free) - Nourishing Amy

Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices is a dessert that celebrates the harmony of contrasting flavors. The chocolate delice, with its velvety texture and deep cocoa flavor, pairs beautifully with the crisp, slightly sweet coconut slices. The result is a dessert that is both visually stunning and palate-pleasing.

Cooking Tips

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate for the best flavor.
  • When melting the chocolate, use a double boiler to prevent it from burning.
  • Slice the coconut as thinly as possible for a delicate crunch.
  • Chill the chocolate delice until it’s firm before serving.
  • Garnish with extra coconut slices for added texture and presentation.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Serve the chocolate delice as a decadent dessert after a special meal.
  • Pair it with a glass of dessert wine or coffee for a sophisticated finish.
  • Top the delice with a dollop of whipped cream for added creaminess.
  • Accompany it with fresh berries for a tart contrast to the sweet chocolate and coconut.
  • For a vegan version, use dairy-free chocolate and coconut cream.


  • Can I use other types of chocolate for this recipe? Yes, but dark chocolate gives the best depth of flavor.
  • Can I use pre-sliced coconut? Freshly sliced coconut is preferred for its superior flavor and texture.
  • Can I make the chocolate delice ahead of time? Yes, it can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • How long can I store the leftover delice? It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Can I freeze the chocolate delice? Yes, but allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

Chocolate Delice with Thin Coconut Slices is more than just a dessert; it’s an experience of indulgence that leaves a lasting impression. Its rich flavors and contrasting textures make it a perfect treat for any occasion. So why wait? Dive into the world of gourmet desserts and let your sweet tooth lead the way!

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