This is a beloved Pennsylvania Dutch dessert- the family always feels let down if it does not make its appearance at my husband's family dinners.
4 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut (optional, but add good flavor)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup crushed saltine crackers (may also substitute graham crackers- my favorite)
Blend all ingredients except the vanilla in a blender (or may use handheld stick blender). Then cook on medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened. When finished, add vanilla. Chill and serve with whipped cream/topping.
Recipe courtesy of Martha Hershey.