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    • no I don’t think you because it won’t gelatanize like regular gelatin does. hydrolyzed collagen is used for for applications where you want it to stay liquid (if I am not mistaken!)

    • Just an update. We let it sit in the fridge for a full 24 hours. Unfortunately, all I could taste was the coconut. Adding a fruit topping helped a bit. Disappointing. The texture was great, and so was the crust. I may use the crust with a chocolate mousse topping next time.

  1. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) states: “Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit, even though the Food and Drug Administration recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet.”1

  2. Hello Everyone.
    I made this last night for my birthday today and it separated when I added the lemon/gelatin mix. So it has good flavor, bad texture.
    I used the organic coconut cream from TJ’s (it’s only water and coconut), and a raw honey from them. The honey seems a bit more runny than most honeys. Otherwise, I followed the instructions. Any chance I was supposed to let the lemon/gelatin mix cool first. (Truth, I’ve never had success mixing lemon juice with coconut cream.)
    Any suggestions?
    I plan to try again, maybe with a homemade ginger/ herbal infusion instead of lemon.
    Lauren, thank you for the dedication to good health and good eats.

    • Rebecca, I’m so sorry to hear that the recipe didn’t work out for you. I’m concerned that it may have been the coconut cream. I’ve used canned coconut cream before, and found that, depending on the brand, it can have more liquid than the cream from coconut milk. I also didn’t measure how much coconut cream was in each can of coconut milk, and I’m not sure how much canned cream you used. The separation has me puzzled, as I’ve tested this recipe a few times and didn’t run into that problem. If I troubleshoot the problem, I’ll comment back here to let you know!

      • I ran into the same separation problem. Do you suggest a particular brand of coconut cream? I was bummed when I saw it separated and couldn’t bring it to my family’s Easter gathering for all of us sf/gf lovers.

        Thank you!

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