Coconut Custard (Tembleque)

Ilean Maite Benvenuti


Well this is real comfort food here in PR. My family and friends really enjoy this dessert. IS more common on Christmas but a make this all year long . I hope you enjoy it. :)


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 to 8 people
5 Min
20 Min


  • 4 c
    coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    garnish: ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks, or toasted coconut flakes

How to Make Coconut Custard (Tembleque)


  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 a mold.
  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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About Coconut Custard (Tembleque)

Course/Dish: Puddings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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