Puerto Rican Tembleque (Coconut Pudding)
Puerto Rican Tembleque (Coconut Pudding)
Tembleque is a traditional dessert from Puerto Rico. Tembleque, which means "wiggly," is a creamy coconut pudding traditionally served during the holidays in the island, but it's great for any occasion.


  • 2 cans of coconut milk 
  • 1/2 cup of sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt 
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks 
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish


  1. Stir coconut milk, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add cinnamon stick.
  2. Spoon a few tablespoons of the coconut milk mixture into a small bowl and stir cornstarch into the mixture to dissolve. 
  3. Pour into the mixture in the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly. Cook until smooth and thick, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Pour into mold, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold and firm, 2-3 hours.
  5. Run a knife around the edges of the mold and invert onto a plate to remove putting. Garnish with cinnamon.

EQUIPMENT (up to you how you want to do it)


If you'd like to watch a longer demonstration check out Nata. 

How to Make Tembleque - Creamy Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding

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