Haupia (Hawaiian Coconut Pudding)


This is a great traditional coconut recipe. We serve this at our family luau every year.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
9 servings


  • 5 cups grated fresh coconut

  • 2 cups boiling water

  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 5 tablespoons white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Stir coconut into boiling water in a large bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes, then strain through cheesecloth, squeezing out all of the liquid to yield 3 cups.

  2. Stir together the cornstarch, sugar, nutmeg, and salt. Bring the coconut milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk in the sugar mixture, and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. When very thick, remove from heat ,and stir in vanilla. Pour into an 8x8-inch pan, and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
15g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 161mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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