Tembleque (Coconut Pudding)

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Active Time

10 minutes

Total Time

2 hours

Serving Size



  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Whisk cornstarch, sugar, and salt until blended. Transfer mixture to medium saucepan; whisk in coconut milk.
  2. Add cinnamon stick and bring mixture to boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5–6 minutes, stirring continuously until mixture becomes very thick.
  3. Remove cinnamon stick; pour pudding into 9-inch round cake (or pie) pan. Chill 1 1/2–2 hours until firm and set. Sprinkle with cinnamon; slice and serve.

Nutritional information

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 220kcal; FAT 16.00g; SAT FAT 14.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 35mg; CARB 20g; FIBER 1.00g; SUGARS 13g; PROTEIN 2g; CALC 2%; VIT A 0%; VIT C 2%; IRON 15%