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How to make Kaya – Caramel Coconut Jam

Caramel Kaya

Kaya Recipe

How to make Kaya? Kaya is a delectable jam made with coconut milk, eggs and sugar. I got this Kaya recipe from my late grandma. It takes only 10 to 15 minutes to make this. Everyone loves it!

Prep Time: 0 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
Yield: ±350 grams


Caramel Kaya Ingredients A(A)
35g sugar
100g coconut milk
Caramel Kaya Ingredients B(B)
3 eggs (approx. 150g)
65g sugar
1 piece pandan leaf


Caramel Kaya Step 1Ingredients (A) To make caramel:
Heat sugar in a pot over medium heat until it melts and turns golden brown. When the color turns golden brown, turn off the heat and add coconut milk immediately. Quickly stir with a balloon whisk until combined (otherwise the caramel will seize up and crystallize). Set aside to cool completely.

Caramel Kaya Step 2Ingredients (B)
Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat until well combined. Strain the beaten eggs through a sieve. Add sugar and mix well.

Caramel Kaya Step 3Pour the egg mixture into the caramel mixture. Mix well. Add pandan leaf. Double boil with low heat. Stir frequently until the mixture thickens (you can draw a line in the bottom of the pan), about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. The kaya jam can be eaten right away, or you can blend it with a hand blender (or a blender) until smoother. Pour the jam into a sterilized jar and leave it to cool. Seal and store in the refrigerator.