Creamy Vegan Coconut Lemon Curd

A perfect marriage of tart lemons and luscious cream, this curd can’t be beat. Use it to fill cupcakes or slather on your next scone, as it adds a bright, fresh flavor to any application.

What you need:

¾ cup coconut milk
½ cup fresh lemon juice
2½ tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
⅛ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon lemon zest 

What you do:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together coconut milk, lemon juice, cornstarch, sugar, vanilla, and turmeric for 2 minutes, or until mixture is warm.
  2. Reduce heat to low and stir for 5 minutes, until mixture thickens. Once mixture is thick, remove pan from heat and stir in lemon zest.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl, and allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
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