Tembleque Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding


Tembleque, which means "wiggly," is a creamy coconut pudding. My husband is Puerto Rican and wanted me to make this!

close up view of Tembleque Puerto Rican Coconut Pudding with mango and garnished with cinnamon on a white plate
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
6 4-ounce servings


  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ cup cornstarch

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon


  1. Stir together coconut milk, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons coconut milk mixture into a small bowl and stir in cornstarch until dissolved; pour into the saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil while stirring constantly; cook until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.

  2. Pour into molds, cover each with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until cold and firm, 3 hours to 2 days.

  3. Run a thin knife around the edges of each mold; invert onto serving plates. Garnish tops with cinnamon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
28g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 25g 124%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* 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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