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Coconut Ladoo Recipe That You can Enjoy Without Any Guilt

Food, Medicines, and Lies The Health Talk series by Dr. Priti

Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Coconut ladoo is a delicious Indian sweet treat made from grated coconut, sugar or condensed milk, and sometimes flavored with cardamom, nuts, or other ingredients. While coconut ladoo can be a tasty indulgence, it's essential to consume them in moderation as they are still high in sugar and calories. But here we are making the coconut ladoo with Erythritol let's get started.

Coconut Ladoo Ingredients:

2 cup finely shredded coconut

½ cup Erythritol

1-2 tbsp coconut oil

1 cup coconut milk

1 pinch cardamom powder

Coconut Ladoo Cooking Method:

  • Take a thick bottomed pan.

  • Add coconut to it and roast it for 2 to 3 min on slow flame until it is completely dry.

  • Now add coconut oil to it and roast it for another 1 to 2 min on slow flame.

  • Add 1 cup coconut milk and ½ cup Erythritol in it and keep stirring.

  • Keep continuously stirring to avoid lumps.

  • Switch off the flame when mixture is form like dough.

  • Now let the mixture cool down and then make ladoos from it


  • You can adjust the quantity of Erythritol according to your taste.

  • You can use oats milk or almond milk in place of coconut milk.

  • You can add food colours of your choice if u wants to make the colorful ladoos.

  • You can roll the ladoos in coconut powder if u like

However, coconuts themselves offer several health benefits, and some of these benefits can be attributed to coconut ladoo as well, especially if they are made with healthier ingredients and in a more controlled manner. Let's explore some of the potential health benefits of coconut:

Nutrient-rich: Coconuts are a good source of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6, and minerals such as iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Healthy Fats: Coconuts contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily digestible and are considered beneficial fats. MCTs are used by the body for energy and are less likely to be stored as body fat.

Boosts Immunity: Coconut contains lauric acid, which has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Consuming coconut can support the immune system and help the body fight infections.

Aids Digestion: The dietary fiber in coconut can aid digestion, promote bowel regularity, and support a healthy gut.

Improved Heart Health: Some studies suggest that the consumption of coconut products in moderation may improve heart health by increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels and reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Stable Blood Sugar: The MCTs in coconut are thought to have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels, which may be beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those at risk of developing diabetes.

Supports Skin Health: Coconut oil, a common ingredient in coconut ladoo, is often used in skincare due to its moisturizing and soothing properties. Consuming coconut may also promote healthy skin from within.

Boosts Energy: The MCTs in coconut are a quick source of energy, making coconut ladoo a potential snack for an energy boost.

It's important to note that the health benefits mentioned above apply more directly to the consumption of natural coconut. As with any food, moderation is key. While coconut ladoo can be a tasty and enjoyable treat, consuming them in excess may lead to an increased intake of sugars and calories, which could have adverse effects on health, especially for individuals with certain health conditions like diabetes or obesity. Always remember to balance your diet and enjoy coconut ladoo and other sweets as part of a varied and balanced diet.

Consult with Dr. Priti Nanda Sibal a functional medicine doctor in Gurugram to discuss the potential benefits, risks, and appropriate treatments. She can guide you in making informed decisions and ensure safe and effective treatment.

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