Take a bite out of the summer heat with this cool, no-bake dessert.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 5 mins
- 5 large egg yolks
- 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
- 60 tea biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
- Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and 1 cup sugar until thick and pale yellow, about 5 minutes. On low speed, mix in the cocoa powder and salt.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and cream to a simmer over medium heat. Gradually whisk 1 cup hot milk into the cocoa mixture, then whisk the mixture into the hot milk in the saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, until thick and smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the chocolate until melted.
- Line a 9-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, allowing a 4-inch overhang. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup water, the Grand Marnier and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. Dip about 15 cookies into the mixture and arrange in a single layer, slightly overlapping, in the baking dish.
- Spread one-third of the cocoa mixture on the cookie layer; sprinkle with 1/2 cup coconut and top with a layer of dipped cookies. Repeat twice.
- Fold the plastic wrap over the cake; refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Invert onto a serving platter and sprinkle with cocoa powder; slice with a serrated knife.
- If the egg yolks scramble when whisking in the hot milk, just strain the mixture.