Dec 9, 2016

Tembleque Recipe - Coconut Pudding Recipe


Tembleque is a coconut dessert pudding from Puerto Rico.

Tembleque is made by cooking coconut milk, milk, salt, cornstarch, cinnamon, and sugar. Recipes may include spices such as cloves, vanilla, and nutmeg or extra flavoring such as rum, orange blossom water and cream of coconut, or may be garnished with mint, almonds, fruit, flavored syrup or chocolate shavings.

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This recipe needs just a handful of ingredients and it taste simply delicious when served cold. You can even serve it with any fruits of your choice. This pudding sets really nice without any setting agent.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serves: 4 to 6


Coconut Milk - 1 cup + 3/4 cup (420 ml)
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/3 cup or to taste
Salt a pinch
Cinnamon Powder a pinch


Take cornflour in a bowl, add in 3/4 cup of coconut milk and mix well. Set aside.

Take 1 cup of coconut milk, sugar and salt in a sauce pan and heat till it simmers.

Add in the cornflour mix and whisk till creamy and thick.

Spoon this into moulds and chill for couple of hours or till it is nice and cold.

When serving, run a knife around the sides and unmould to a plate. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and serve cold.

take cornflour in a bowl

add coconut milk

mix well and set aside

take remaining coconut milk in a sauce pan

add sugar

add a pinch of salt

heat it till it starts to simmer

add cornflour mix

keep cooking while whisking

now it is nice and thick


pour it into moulds

chill it for couple of hours

now run a knife around the sides


sprinkle top with cinnamon



  1. HI Aarthi.. can I use Maggi coconut milk pwder to make coconut milk

  2. Have you used milk extracted frm fresh coconut or used from a tetrapack?


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