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Tembleque - Coconut Pudding


Tembleque - Coconut Pudding

Tembleque - Coconut Pudding

Photo © Hector Rodriguez Licensed to About.com
This tembleque de coco recipe makes a rich and smooth coconut pudding perfect for birthday parties, the holidays, or any other special occasion.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • garnish: ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, or toasted coconut flakes


  1. In a sauce pan mix together the cornstarch, sugar and salt.
  2. Whisk in the coconut milk and simmer over low to medium heat.
  3. Stir constantly until the mixture is thoroughly cooked and thickens.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour pudding into individual dessert cups.
  5. Allow the pudding to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Garnish with sprinkled ground cinnamon, a cinnamon stick, and/or toasted coconut flakes.

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