Coconut Ginger Drops is unique to the Jamaican culture. The highlighted flavor of the "Drops" is the ginger. We Jamaican use ginger for everything; in our meat, as a tea and even to cure certain illnesses. When we eat/drink anything with Ginger it is suppose to scratch our throat or the ginger isn't strong enough. Our Coconut Ginger Drops will scratch throat! lol
How do we make it? We dice fresh coconuts along with ginger and cook them with Jamaican spices such as nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon etc. We allow the coconut, ginger mixture to boil to a chalky, mild texture. Here's the best part, we then "DROP" the mixture spoon by spoon on a flat surface and allow to cool. The technique of dropping the coconut mixture to cool is how this unique pastry got its name, Coconut Ginger Drops.
coconut, ginger, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon & salt