Tembleque- Coconut Pudding

Classic Puerto Rican desert recipe. This one is a treat, it is light coconut custard that shakes like Jell-O. That is why it's called tembleque, which can be loosely translated as jiggling.

Photo by Jackie D.

PREP TIME

120

minutes

TOTAL TIME

140

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

120

minutes

TOTAL TIME

140

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    cups coconut milk

  • 1/2

    cup of cornstarch

  • 2/3

    cup of sugar

  • 1/2

    tsp. salt

  • ground cinnamon

Directions

In a saucepan dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup coconut milk. Once dissolved add the rest of the coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Cook at medium-high heat stirring constantly! As it thickens, lower heat until it boils thick. Pour right away into wet molds, pans or cups. Cool and then cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Carefully separate the tembleque from the mold using a knife. Turn it over unto a dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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