Samoan Poi is not the same type of poi you think of having at a Hawaiian luau. This Samoan poi is made of ripe bananas that are simply mashed and mixed together with coconut cream or milk. Add in a little sugar and some vanilla and you have a refreshing dessert to enjoy on a hot day.
The Samoan poi recipe is popular on many South Pacific islands. After all bananas and coconuts are staple ingredients on all those islands. A traditional and lovely dessert.
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- 4 bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut cream or milk
- 2 teaspoons sugar or more or less to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 lemon or lime Zest of
- Peel the ripe bananas and then mash them with a fork in a bowl.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients. If you would like it creamier you can put in a blender as well.
- Serve immediately