This rich dessert uses only the solid coconut cream found at the top of canned unsweetened coconut milk. Do not shake the can before opening; simply scoop out the white cream with a spoon, and place it in a measuring cup. Reserve coconut milk for another use.
If you're hosting a dinner party, you'll naturally want to spend as much time as you can with your guests while still preparing a memorable meal. One way to free up some time is to make chicken or pork satay -- the Thai version of barbecue -- as the main course. The meat can be marinated beforehand, and the dipping sauces can be prepared in advance.