One thing I love about this recipe is the fact that I keep each of these items on hand at all times. I normally keep coconut in the freezer, alone with extra margarine. I buy my vanilla in a large bottle from Mexico so we always have plenty, and everything else is pretty much an everyday item. If you are in a pinch and need to make a dessert or money is tight, this makes a great presentation for a very little amount of money. If you serve it warm it’s more like a custard, but if you refrigerate it you will have more of a typical pie. Quick, Easy, Yummy, and Cheap! Wah-la! What more can you ask for?